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Big palm oil trader’s website begins to deliver on sustainability pledge

Wilmar International is posting information about its supply chain -- and taking complaints if it falls short on its forest-saving commitments.

Climate & Energy

Greens who want results should take lessons from the grassroots

In Turkey Creek, Miss., environmental justice activists have won by forging uneasy alliances. Welcome to your new reality, Big Greens.

Business & Technology

Pesticides just got a whole lot smaller. Is that a good thing?

Nanopesticides herald the extreme tinification of agricultural chemicals and could spark a farming revolution. Gulp?

Living

Where can I find the most eco-friendly surf gear?

A reader wonders if she can hang 10 without leaving the planet in the soup. Umbra steps into the green room.

Caused by wizards, maybe?

Senate votes to believe in climate change, fails to blame humans for it

Ninety-eight of 100 senators are now on the record as saying that climate change is happening. But don't start telling them that people are responsible.

Climate & Energy

Give us your ideas to switch to renewables fast — because Congress sure won’t

It's big-idea time for OpenIDEO's community-led clean energy challenge.

Happy Developments

Pharrell wants “literally all of humanity to harmonize” on climate change

The hip-hop mogul announced at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos that he and Al Gore are organizing Live Earth: Road to Paris.

CAVE OF FOR-SHREDDIN' DREAMS

This new underground bike park totally rules

Built some 75 feet underground, Louisville's Mega Cavern is the latest in a run of ridonculous urban bike parks. Sick, brah!

You Gonna Finish That?

Picky eaters — like penguins and my cousin Jables — could starve under climate change

Specialist eaters like chinstrap penguins could face species-ending food shortages, while generalists like gentoo penguins thrive.