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Cities

What if we banned street harassment? Buenos Aires might

There are currently two proposed bills in Buenos Aires that would make catcalling illegal.

Science

It’s raining lampreys — time to leave this terrifying planet

These jawless, slimy, blood-sucking terror monsters have no business on dry land. Stay in your lane, lampreys!

Climate & Energy

The U.N. surprises everyone with a breakthrough deal to slow deforestation

It’s not often that happy, unexpected news emerges from climate negotiations, but that’s exactly what happened at a recent meeting in Germany.

Climate & Energy

How secret right-wing donors funneled $125 million to groups opposing climate action

Anonymous conservatives poured money into Donors Trust, and Donors Trust in turn poured it into groups that oppose CO2 regulations and clean energy.

Science

This origami battery is cooler than your crane

But it's covered in bacteria.

Science

Take an interactive tour of the world’s (cutest) vanishing species

This website shows you just how cute these 30 highly endangered species are.

A Tom Steyer for the right?

This Republican plans to spend $175 million trying to get his party to care about climate change

Jay Faison, a wealthy businessman, wants to get conservatives and moderates on board with "free-market" solutions to climate change.

how 'bout them (old) apples?

RIP, obsolete gadget you once thought would change your life

Instead of fawning over new Apple gadgets, take a tour through this house full of old ones.

Climate & Energy

Some big, important countries are promising to cut out fossil fuels by 2100

The G7 nations agreed that the global economy must move toward completely phasing out dirty energy. It's not binding, but it is notable.