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Burning questions

In wildfire-riddled Tennessee, climate change is a hot topic

Residents blame drought, and some point to climate.

land rights and wrongs

Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon increased by a whopping 29 percent this year — but there’s a way to slow it.

According to satellite imagery, loggers depleted 3,000 square miles of the Amazon from August 2015 to July 2016. That may be partially attributable to funding cuts that have hamstrung the government agency responsible for monitoring illegal logging. In 2004, Brazil created …

Stuck in the Middle

The NYC traffic guru who coined the term “gridlock” has a plan to fix it

By focusing on neighborhood needs, Sam Schwartz’s MOVE NY could succeed where other NYC traffic-reduction and transit-funding efforts have failed.

path of lease resistance

A woman who fought predatory oil and gas leasing on Native lands got the Presidential Medal of Honor.

Cobell died in 2011, but the ideals that motivated her live on, most visibly at Standing Rock.

DAPL

Dakota Access protesters reminded the nation they won’t be silenced.

Dakota Access protests grow in size and scope, especially in the face of a Trump era.

dakota access pipeline

Meet one young woman who took up the fight at Standing Rock

"If I've ever called myself a warrior, this is the time to show who I am."

malheuristic device

The Bundy bros are back at it.

The Oregon ranchers who occupied a federal wildlife refuge last winter say there may well be another standoff soon.

coal case

Fossil fuel workers want a piece of the growing renewable market.

Canadian oil and gas workers get it.

dessertification

What if you could understand climate models better by eating them?

Experimental philosopher and artist Jonathon Keats thinks "anthropocenic sorbets" could be the key to understanding climate change.