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Oyster prices could skyrocket if we don’t change our shellfish ways

That's the bottom line according to a scientist at the largest producer of farmed shellfish in the country.

Climate & Energy

The dried-up Aral Sea is now a post-apocalyptic playground

Thanks to drought and Soviet-era waterworks, the Aral Sea is drying up to a crisp. But at least kids have cool shipwrecks to play on!

If Robin Hood turned to real estate ...

Here’s one idea for taxing the rich and making housing more affordable

A newly proposed "pied-à-terre tax" in New York City would apply to luxury homes owned by people who don’t actually live in the city.

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Google Street View brings the world’s coral reefs to you

Even if you failed SCUBA certification, you can visit the world's coral reefs -- minus all the water and animals that might slime or sting or bite you.


Why Washington is doing pizza right

How Seattle's Humble Pie is building a better food system.

Climate & Energy

150 hurricanes later, these island people can teach us a few things about surviving climate change

The Gullah/Geechee Nation sits on a 35-mile-long string of islands on the Atlantic Seaboard. When storms hit, these folks take the brunt of it.

Climate & Energy

Climate change is driving heat waves around the world

A new report pins the blame for a recent spate of heat waves on human-caused climate change -- but for the California drought, the evidence is murkier.

Business & Technology

This lobbying shop is so dirty even oil companies want out

Occidental Petroleum is leaving ALEC because its positions on climate change are too extreme.

Climate & Energy

Big greens are spending big green in 2014 midterms

A climate change super PAC, funded by billionaire investor Tom Steyer, backs up its sometimes zany stunts with a whole lot of cash.