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Circuit Du Soleil

Could one of these robots save you in a climate disaster?

In a DARPA-sponsored contest, experts from industry and academia debut robots that could save our butts from climate disaster.

Science

Who is climate change killing this week?

California sea lion pups and New England moose -- that's who!

Climate & Energy

Even Shell’s former chair says some fossil fuel divestment would make sense

Mark Moody-Stuart also says the world just isn't moving fast enough in the fight against climate change.

Business & Technology

Is spider silk the fabric of the future?

Bolt Threads wants to make spider silk clothing using genetically engineered yeast.

Business & Technology

Ikea is putting more than a billion bucks into the climate fight

More than half of the money will go toward wind and solar power, and the rest will help poor countries adapt to climate change.

Shale 2.0

The fracking industry just got more tech savvy

Fracking companies are getting less "Wild West" and more West Coast Silicon Valley, thanks to new tech tools.

Business & Technology

Big Oil tries to rebrand itself as Big Gas

... and throw Big Coal under the bus.

hurrah for syrah

The drought is killing everything — except wineries

Drought takes a break from destroying everything you love to give Washington wines a surprising boost.

Science

Rare-earth mining in Chile could make China look bad

A greener process for extracting rare-earth elements could mean higher prices but clearer consciences for tech manufacturers.