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Politics

What if Al Gore ran for president, again?

He hasn’t publicly expressed any interest in another campaign, but there’s lots of media chatter about the theoretical possibility.

Climate & Energy

Overpumping groundwater contributes to rising sea levels

Groundwater depletion in the U.S. contributed about an eighth of an inch to global sea-level rise.

Finally! A bus as pretentious as you are!

Does San Francisco need another private bus? Well, it’s got one.

A new San Francisco service promises to reimagine the horrors of the daily commute by strapping a hipster coffee shop onto a bus chassis.

Climate & Energy

Utilities experience competition, don’t like it, run crying to regulators

Electric utilities are facing increased competition at both the wholesale and retail levels, so they're turning to Big Government for help.

Nothin' But A Green Thang

He’s young, green, Latino, openly gay — and the mayor of Long Beach

Robert Garcia, the mayor of Long Beach, talks cars, the port, and why green is second nature for him.

Babe Alert!

A teen activist, a fearless taxi driver, & more: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

This week, our roundup of badass women in the news also includes a Harvard MBA and some tech rabble-rousers.

Climate & Energy

A second giant blob of Antarctic ice is getting ready to drown us

Remember last year's disturbing news about the West Antarctic ice sheet collapsing? Wait until you hear what's happening to a huge Antarctic glacier.

Business & Technology

We could put utility-scale solar plants in our cities

Big solar projects don't have to be built in undeveloped areas, new research finds. We could fit them right into developed urban areas.

Climate & Energy

Why we should talk about geoengineering even if we never do it

Studying geoengineering can help scientists understand climate change better, and discussing it can make skeptics less skeptical.