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Critical List: Senate voted against Keystone XL; CSA delivery by sailboat

The Senate voted against approving Keystone XL. Japan has almost shut down its nuclear industry; next month only one out of 54 reactors will be …

Climate & Energy

Iceland plans to turn excess carbon into stone

Instead of smokestacks belching carbon into the air, plants and factories in Iceland may soon have well injectors to push the greenhouse gases underground. You …

Living

Mercury-loaded cosmetics target minority communities

Beauty may only be skin deep, but the damage from cosmetics reaches way down into the kidneys, brains, and other organs — at least, it …

Food

Delicious, edible food packaging could curb plastic waste

If you want to know why the earth and waterways are quickly morphing into giant garbage heaps, look no further than your pudding cup. Desserts, …

Solar Power

Watch today’s solar flare erupt from the sun

Two solar flares burst out of the sun on March 6. NASA notes: “One of the most dramatic features is the way the entire surface …

Animals

Oh my god, now there’s a live polar bear cam??

Apologies to anyone who thought they were ever going to get anything accomplished ever again.

Biofuel

In 2014, corn biofuel is out, wood biofuel is in

Biofuel sounds like a pretty good idea — down with power plants, up with regular plants! — but if the country switches over to corn …

Nuclear

Map shows what a U.S. Fukushima could have looked like

With the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima reactor crisis approaching, the Natural Resources Defense Council has put together a mapping tool that lets you envision …

Critical List: Solar storm to hit today; the U.S. is a net exporter of petroleum products

Solar storm a-comin’! Batten down the planet! Seriously, it’s today and it’s supposed to be the strongest in six years, which is confusing because the …

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