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Climate & Energy

Why clean energy might be cheaper than you think

A new report written for the European Commission says cleaner power is cheaper power when all costs are considered.

Climate & Energy

A place with the population of West Virginia just powered a work day entirely on clean energy

Here's one for the naysayers who insist renewable energy can't keep the lights on and power our cities.

bowl movement

Drop a brick, feel better about the California drought

A witty crowdfunding campaign is hawking water-saving toilet "bricks" for Californians.

Wild Midwest

Money, death, and danger in North Dakota’s fracking capital

Being a waitress in Williston, N.D., is just as horrible as it sounds.

Food

Watch Cascadian Farm’s dramatic effort to save the bees

A General Mills-owned company is trying to save the bees -- one flower bomb at a time.

Treebola

How deforestation helped unleash Ebola

When the forests of Guinea were cut down, fruit bats and humans became a lot cozier -- and so did their diseases.

Cities

Meet the mailman who mapped Rio’s slums before Google could

An ex-bodysurfing champ and former census worker is leading a volunteer effort to give slum residents mailing addresses.

Climate & Energy

Pentagon says we could soon be fighting climate wars

The Defense Department says global warming "poses immediate risks to U.S. national security."

Cities

New York is about to get safer for walkers — if the NYPD does its job

The city is lowering its default speed limit, which will prevent pedestrian deaths, assuming the cops actually enforce the law.

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