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earth at night from space

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?

Coal truck in China

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.

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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.

City heat wave

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.

Bikes in bike lane

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.

Solar panels in rural India

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.

Age of Us

The Anthropocene is here, whether geologists make it official or not

Humans rule the world, for worse or for worse.

Chinese and American flags

The Chinese people care more about the environment than Americans do

A new survey finds that Chinese citizens rank “pollution and the environment” as the top global threat. Americans aren't so concerned.