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Climate & Energy

NASA is headed for Mars. What, is there something wrong with Earth?

One could say, if one were particularly forward-thinking in the most pessimistic way, that we might be in the market for another planet.

Climate & Energy

Hear that? That’s the sound of the ocean dying

A quarter of the fish we eat rely on healthy coral reefs -- so it's bad news for us when reefs the world over start to go quiet.

Business & Technology

Nike, Starbucks, and other big businesses step up to support Obama’s climate rules

The EPA's proposed power plant regulations will help the American economy, not cripple it, say companies like Ikea, Kellogg’s, and Nestle.

westward ho

A plan to get solar headed in the right direction — literally

It’s OK to discriminate on orientation when it comes to solar panels. West is best.

Climate & Energy

India may be the next big polluter to announce a climate plan

India is the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter after China and the U.S., and now it's cooking up a new climate action strategy.

on the level

Seas are rising in weird, new ways

New research shows that seas are rising faster in the Southern Hemisphere, thanks to climate change. (Sucks for you once again, Global South!)

Planes, bikes, and pedestrians

Of course Portland wants you to bike to the airport

Cycling to PDX can even offset about 1 percent of your flight's carbon emissions.

Climate & Energy

Why this U.N. climate summit is especially important

There's more optimism than usual about the two-week negotiating session in Lima, Peru.

Cities

Cheap gas will make Thanksgiving traffic even worse this year

Cheap gas is not a good thing for the climate -- or for pre-Thanksgiving gridlock.