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Climate & Energy

Marijuana industry struggles with devastating wildfire season

Blazes along the West Coast have pot farmers starting to feel the burn.

Science

Climate change will do strange things to this hungry little microbe

Trichodesmium is a crucial marine microbe, but it could eat itself to death under high CO2 conditions.

Science

Forget insecticides. Scientists are making pests that destroy themselves

Moths genetically engineered to die young could save your slaw.

The Desolation of Smog

Here, China — let this algorithm tell you how to control your pollution

IBM is developing machine learning and AI tools for modeling Beijing’s air quality.

Cities

Air pollution at home could lower kids’ GPAs

In a study of almost 2,000 kids in El Paso, Texas, researchers found a strong correlation between air pollution and academic performance.

Business & Technology

Musk’s new Tesla gets extra credit in respected auto test

The Model S P85D scored a logically impossible 103 out of 100 in a Consumer Reports evaluation.

Science

Scientists try to replicate climate denier findings and fail

Peer-reviewed studies that support skeptic talking points contain questionable physics and shoddy analysis.

Climate & Energy

Famous folks call for noisy climate activism ahead of Paris talks

Naomi Klein, Desmond Tutu, Vivienne Westwood, and others demand mass civil climate action.

Climate & Energy

A Hawaiian clean energy plant makes electricity from seawater and ammonia

Our oceans hold a lot of unharnessed energy. Here's one way to capture it.