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Obama reminds us things are getting better all the time

In a speech on Wednesday, Obama pointed out that we are living in the "most prosperous, most progressive era in human history."

You Break It, You Bought It

Pro-tip: It costs a lot when you spill tar sands oil into a river

Enbridge just got socked with the largest fine ever for a U.S. pipeline spill.

Smokescreen

Way back when, Big Oil taught tobacco companies a few tricks

New evidence shows the oil industry wrote the playbook on shady PR tactics.

Forest for the trees

India set a record by planting 50 million trees in one day

India is reforesting on a massive scale to fight climate change.

Living

No cars allowed on this 3,000-mile East Coast bike trail

Imagine biking all the way from Maine to Florida without ever confronting a semi.

Justice

Gotta catch ’em all? It’s a lot easier if you’re white.

Augmented reality is as unjust as real life.

bright spot

Obama tries to revive a grassroots solar program

Now it should be easier for homeowners to put panels on their roofs.

moral highground

Fracking and immigration activists unite 60 feet above the RNC

Trump really has a way of bringing people together.

Election 2016

Clinton might pick whatshisname — that ag guy — for Veep

That one guy from Iowa is aware he's boring.