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Cities

WA state legislator doesn’t understand CO2, transportation, science

Rep. Ed Orcutt sends a testy note to a bike shop owner, claims cyclists are a significant cause of CO2 pollution.

Cities

Proposed CA law: Bike at your own risk

Bike advocates say the law would apply even "if you get hit by a drunk city employee."

Climate & Energy

Volcanoes are keeping the planet from boiling over — for now

Pollution from volcanoes has been reflecting heat away from Earth, slowing global warming, a new study suggests.

Food

Public surprisingly OK with government policies that push healthy eating

Americans overwhelming support policies like banning big sodas and subsidizing fruits and veggies, according to a new poll.

Food

Is McDonald’s coffee really going greener?

The company says it'll spend $6.5 million over five years to help Guatemalan farmers grow more sustainable beans.

Climate & Energy

Australia officially blames climate change for ‘angry summer’

Australia's Climate Commission says global warming caused its harsh summer of record-breaking heat, floods, and bushfires.

Food

Pesticides are killing our sperm

Agricultural poisons are reducing the quality and quantity of sperm in men all over the globe, especially farm workers, according to a new study.

Cities

New York subway riders swipe back at fare hikes

Some New Yorkers fight back against transit austerity by giving each other free subway card swipes.

Climate & Energy

Climate change is melting open the North Pole

By 2040, ships could start traveling right across the North Pole, according to new scary research.

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