Living

Cities

Pissed-off anti-gentrification activists smash and burn rich people’s cars

In Berlin, a gang of masked squatters has destroyed dozens of cars.

Business & Technology

Duke Energy gets paltry fine for massive coal-ash spill

Two years ago, the company inundated a North Carolina river with toxic sludge. Now the state is levying a fine that amounts to a slap on the wrist.

Living

Residents fight for economic and environmental justice in one Illinois town

It’s pretty much impossible to fight for clean air and water without tackling income equality.

Living

Your old flash drive could bring subversive media to North Korea

The USB sticks are loaded with defector interviews and Hollywood movies before being smuggled across the border.

Artists cover mountain with blanket to stop melting

And it may even have worked.

Politics

Fed up with the mainstream? Check out these third-party candidates

From the Libertarians to the Greens, these presidential hopefuls have some interesting ideas — and some terrible websites.

A Fit of Peak

Is charging my phone at night a smooth environmental move?

When a reader in Connecticut wonders whether it matters what time of day he charges his laptop and phone, advice maven Umbra Fisk powers up a nerd-tastic response.

Food

Make your own conversation hearts this Valentine’s Day

These classic heart-shaped candies are easy to make at home.

Fossil-free at last

What happens when an NAACP leader becomes a climate activist? Some really cool stuff

Kathy Egland, longtime civil rights campaigner, has helped to clean up coal pollution, encourage solar, and prepare communities for disasters.