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Climate & Energy

EPA to Obama: You gotta reject Keystone

Extracting tar-sands oil from Canada would lead to "a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions," says the U.S. EPA.

Climate & Energy

Greens get behind striking oil workers

The Steelworkers union is worried about emissions, leaks, fires, and explosions at oil refineries, and is demanding safer working conditions.

Cities

Tree simple tricks for making our cities cooler

By planting 30,000 trees, Melbourne, Australia, could lower its core temperature by 7 degrees. How cool is that?

Climate & Energy

We could have more volcano eruptions thanks to climate change

Climate change is making Iceland taller and more volcanic, a new study finds.

desolation of smog

Terrifying video shows smog taking over the earth

NASA scientists tracked atmospheric currents for a year, and found increased air pollution was linked to stronger storms. Yipes.

Cities

Seattle to shame residents for throwing away food

The city will shame and fine residents for putting compostable food in the trash bin.

scram, styrofoam

Forget foam — now we can grow better takeout containers

Bricks that grow themselves, plastic made of mushrooms ... the future is a weird and wonderful place.

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Forget aliens — these NASA drones track methane

The space agency is adapting technology used to test for life on Mars to help preserve it here on Earth.

Politics

Obama’s trade agenda is a disaster for the environment, greens warn

The president wants to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade deals. Republicans are down with that. Democrats and enviros are not.

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