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Business & Technology

We could put utility-scale solar plants in our cities

Big solar projects don't have to be built in undeveloped areas, new research finds. We could fit them right into developed urban areas.

Climate & Energy

Why we should talk about geoengineering even if we never do it

Studying geoengineering can help scientists understand climate change better, and discussing it can make skeptics less skeptical.

Food

Will the USDA weaken dietary guidelines to please the meat industry?

The Obama administration might recommend eating fewer animal-based foods to help the environment -- and Big Meat is flipping out.

Politics

Obama gets real about climate deniers with Vice

Obama said it's "disturbing" that the chair of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works denied the existence of climate change.

Politics

Obama finally understands political polarization. Does Hillary?

The president has given up on working with intransigent Republicans. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton is talking about "a nice warm purple space.”

Cities

This ecologist wants to plant a “pop-up” forest in Times Square

Marielle Anzelone is trying to raise $25,000 on Kickstarter to fund "a crazy PR event for nature."

Science

Shocking video footage shows scientists having feelings

This website takes a candid look at who scientists are, why they do what they do, and how they're feeling about the future.

Shock doc

This viral documentary could actually push China to clean up its act

A film about the country’s horrendous pollution made huge waves, and now government officials say they really intend to tackle the problem.

Climate & Energy

Vanuatu’s president blames climate change for Cyclone Pam

The president of the tiny island nation describes the Category 5 cyclone as "a monster that has hit Vanuatu."

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