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cool it

Extreme heat is exhausting and expensive

Broiling-hot summer days could cost global economies $2 trillion by 2030.

We didn’t know Third Eye Blind felt so strongly about coal

The '90s alt-rock band's platform makes a whole lot more sense than the RNC's.

obamaptimist

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.

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.

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.