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Is Cargill backsliding on its promise to end deforestation?

Some environmental activists say yes. Cargill says actions speak louder than words.

Climate & Energy

Top 6 takeaways from Rolling Stone’s interview with Obama on climate change

The magazine's reporter got a Q&A with Obama during his trip to Alaska, and we've distilled it down for you into handy, digestible memes.

Tanks for Nothing

Are automatic toilets wasteful?

Umbra swirls around the topic of bathrooms, drought, and those seemingly unavoidable gratuitous flushes.


Immigrant women take a 100-mile pilgrimage to see Pope Francis

Marie Hernandez of Los Angeles, who joined the march, talks about why she traveled to bring the immigration issue onto the papal agenda.

Business & Technology

Volkswagen’s emissions cheating caused an appalling amount of extra pollution

A new analysis shows the company's cars may be responsible for nearly 1 million tons of air pollution every year.

Boeing wants to turn jet’s roar into energy

The airline manufacturer has filed a patent for an ambitious clean energy idea.


Pumpkin beer brings summer’s end ahead of schedule. Thanks, climate change

An Oregon heatwave gave us ripe pumpkins in mid-August.


The rising oceans could drown a lot of NASA launch sites

The agency's five coastal facilities can expect between 5 and 27 inches of sea level rise by 2050.

Triple Threat

Obama, the Chinese president, and the pope are all pushing climate messages in the U.S. this week

This unprecedented triumvirate is generating some real momentum toward climate action.