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Climate & Energy

8 bright ideas for a cleaner future

Check out the awesome finalists from OpenIDEO's Renewable Energy Challenge.

Climate & Energy

4 reasons why the Supreme Court’s mercury case is worth watching

This week, the court will hear argument in Michigan v. EPA, a case challenging EPA power-plant rules. Here's why you should care.

Climate & Energy

Has California’s megadrought already begun?

If it has, there will be widespread implications, including a significant re-shifting of California agriculture outside the state.

Food

Fishermen discuss warming waters in this lovely short film

This short, moody video follows a Native couple fishing the Great Lakes.

Climate & Energy

Climate-denying senator given money by BP PAC

Sen. James Inhofe, who opposes climate change regulation, has received $10,000 from PAC funded by donations from BP's U.S. staff.

Business & Technology

Walmart is quietly going on a massive building spree

The retailer is building hundreds of Neighborhood Market stores that have nothing to do with neighborhood and everything to do with dominating the market.

Politics

Nothing is nonpartisan any more

Not even behavioral change to reduce energy use.

acids & basics

Watch us explain ocean acidification with a soda maker

Ocean acidification is a big deal, but ... what is it again? Watch our video to get the two-minute take.

Living

What is the greenest type of bike frame?

Steel, aluminum, titanium, or carbon fiber -- that is the question. Umbra tests the metals.