Gristmill

Treebola

How deforestation helped unleash Ebola

When the forests of Guinea were cut down, fruit bats and humans became a lot cozier -- and so did their diseases.

CALIFORNIA LOVE

California is No. 1 in prepping for climate change

According to a nifty new tool, California is out front with climate adaptation. Where you at, New York?

Cities

East Coasters, prepare for three decades of epic flooding

In the time it takes to pay a mortgage, East Coast cities will be swamped. Yikes.

follow the narrow brick road

Here’s why narrower streets are safer

Turns out that wider lanes only encourage people to drive faster, with deadly results.

Business & Technology

McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, and Twitter are selling the green lifestyle on Collectively. Should you buy it?

For the perpetual cynic (hi!), Collectively could be seen as a very glossy marketing tool for corporate greenwashing.

Green Light

How many Nobel Prize-winning physicists did it take to invent the LED lightbulb?

If you guessed three, you're right. Ol' Alfred Nobel would be proud.

Climate & Energy

Climate change’s relationship with the sea just got more mysterious

OK, so the mile-deep ocean isn't warming that much -- but that's no reason to break out the denier kibble.

THIRST FOR JUSTICE

Apparently, water is a luxury in Detroit, not a right

A judge says Detroit can continue to cut off water to residents because the city "can't afford any revenue slippage."

Business & Technology

This lobbying shop is so dirty even oil companies want out

Occidental Petroleum is leaving ALEC because its positions on climate change are too extreme.

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