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California’s cap-and-trade program will fund environmental justice

The state will spend more than $800 million over the coming year on environmental programs funded by cap-and-trade, and at least a quarter of that will help disadvantaged communities.

The thin edge of the veg

Going vegetarian can cut your diet’s carbon footprint in half

A new study tells you how much your diet is warming the planet.

Climate & Energy

First Nations, first dibs, says Canada’s Supreme Court

The prospects for Canada's energy industry to pipe Alberta oil to the West Coast just got much cloudier thanks to a ruling in favor of First Nation rights.

Love train

This floating magnetic pod is the public transit of the future (we hope)

Israel Aerospace Industries is teaming up with California-based SkyTran to build a personal maglev system for its corporate campus.


The public comment process is where bureaucracy and democracy get a room

Welcome to the most democratic, weird, and earnest corner of our federal government.

Climate & Energy

The oil boom in one slick infographic

There's a mess of oil (and oil data) out there. This nifty interactive infographic will help you make sense of it all.

Buzz kill much?

Just how friendly are your “bee-friendly” plants?

"Bee-deadly" might be more accurate thanks to widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides. But now retailers like Home Depot are trying to fix the problem.

Hope springs infernal

To motivate climate activists, use optimism

Hope is critical as a motivator in the very doom-heavy world of climate change activism, according to a new study.

Sticky Situation

Yes, it’s getting hotter in the U.S. — but the humidity will kill you

Hotter temperatures mixed with humidity will make it unbearable to live in, oh, everywhere.

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