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Game of groans

6 ways the Rio Olympics are failing on sustainability

From waters teeming with pathogens to transportation troubles, the Rio Olympics are looking like a hot mess.

gold rush

Gold King Mine still leaking one year after spill

But so are abandoned mines across the west.

Climate & Energy

We’re starting to understand just how Zika and climate change go together

Scientists try to narrow in on the way warmer, weirder weather helped the disease spread.

Sorry (I Ain't Sorry)

Volkswagen says it’s cleaning up its emissions, this time for reals

Volkswagen pivots from cheating on emissions to (maybe) filtering them out.

Retreat!

The right now wants a “Clexit,” because Brexit went so well

Climate change deniers launch a campaign to stop the Paris agreement.

Not your parents’ transit

These huge buses drive right over the top of cars

China thinks it’s found an answer to its congestion problem.

subsidie another day

A Tea Party conservative just lost to a Trump supporter, because farm subsidies

Tim Huelskamp’s loss in Kansas has big implications for the farm bill, and the conservative movement.

Justice

Canada’s Trudeau promises to do no harm to First Nations, does harm anyway

His government issues permits for a dam that will permanently alter a way of life.

for the win

Sci-fi writers dream up what future Olympic Games will look like

Their ideas range from wacky to thought-provoking.