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TIMES ARE GETTIN' HEATED

Climate change makes us want to punch someone, says science

The National Bureau of Economic Research points out the connection between climate change and ... bar fights?

Always low standards. Always.

Walmart isn’t really green, just really big

Slate proclaimed Walmart the leader in solar power. The greenwashing must have worked.

Cities

All that light pollution is wasting energy AND making you sick

Our addiction to electricity is giving everyone jet lag.

fishstarter

This is what happens when you crowdfund an awesome marine park

Is this marine protected area the Potato Salad of crowdfunded conservation or the future of national parks?

Climate & Energy

China’s coal use is actually dropping for the first time this century

It's a spot of good news in an otherwise gloomy news-scape.

Out of our Gourds

Pumpkins’ biggest threat isn’t Mischief Night or Billy Corgan

California's neverending drought spares no plant, animal, or holiday tradition. Its latest victim: pumpkins.

Climate & Energy

This could be the hottest year on record, again

The first nine months of 2014 broke the heat record, and now we're on track for this whole year to be the warmest ever.

Living

You know it’s good when your biggest transportation problem is too many cyclists

We can learn some things about public transportation from how the Dutch handle their bike traffic jams.

Climate & Energy

We can provide power to everyone without a huge leap in emissions, study finds

The world’s poorest people use so little energy at the moment that initially, upon being connected to the grid, they will not add much to the climate crisis.

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