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Climate & Energy

We have to build much smarter cities if we want to fight climate change

Energy demand in big cities is poised to soar, but with forward-thinking urban and transportation planning, we could keep that growth in check.

Climate & Energy

Some Republican voters actually do want climate action

Fifty-six percent of Republicans in a recent poll said they support regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant.

Climate & Energy

America sucks at recycling, so we’re burning trash again

Waste-to-energy plants promise to turn garbage into electricity. Too bad they're dirty and expensive.

Food

This water lawsuit could be huge and it’s happening in … Iowa?

A utility in Iowa is suing neighboring farming counties over fertilizer runoff that ends up in the drinking water.

Soil Money

Scientists dig up a new weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Another day, another miracle drug found in the dirt.

Climate & Energy

South Korea now has the world’s second largest cap-and-trade market

And the U.S. lags further and further behind ...

Climate & Energy

The U.S. and India keep pushing toward a climate deal

John Kerry just visited India to lay the groundwork for an agreement ahead of Obama’s trip to the country later this month.

Climate & Energy

How much fracking is happening in the Gulf of Mexico?

A new lawsuit is trying to force the feds to release that info. And another suit seeks info on which toxic chemicals are used by frackers.

Foam party

Rejoice! New York is the biggest city to ban foam packaging

Now the only New York City takeout leftovers will be your Kung Pao.

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