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Climate & Energy

Trans-Pacific Partnership could undermine climate regulations, top economist warns

Nobel economics laureate Joseph Stiglitz argues that the TPP could open up governments to corporate lawsuits over climate rules.

7 ways of looking at a climate

Check out some of the prettiest (and most depressing) climate change data out there

Grist shares its favorite climate data visualizations. Buckle up, data wranglers!

Business & Technology

Paying extra to get that new iPhone faster? It’s a bad deal

Leasing your phone gets you more frequent upgrades, but what does that mean for the planet?

Science

These species survived the last ice age but couldn’t survive people

Scientists found 22 species on an island in the Bahamas that made it through rising seas and climate change, but not humans.

Climate & Energy

Are India’s clean energy investments slowing the march of coal?

Chinese manufacturer Sany Group is the latest to invest in Indian solar power, but the big picture reveals a coal-dependent India.

Climate & Energy

Oil and gas execs deliver statement on climate action

BP, Shell, and others support a 2 degrees C target and a Paris deal. Here are some reasons to be skeptical.

Science

You play a fungus in this video game, because the apocalypse happened and almost everything is dead

Microbes will inherit the Earth.

Climate & Energy

Greenpeace wants to keep coal in the ground by buying up mines and power plants

Activist group to bid on German coal infrastructure just to shut it down.

Business & Technology

Hackers can now mess with our infrastructure. Thanks, internet

The more pipelines, railways, and energy systems that we connect to the internet, the more we open ourselves up to cyber attacks.