Politics

Politics

Scott Walker is suddenly sweet on biofuels

He opposed federal pro-ethanol rules for years. When addressing Iowa corn farmers, he's in favor of them.

Politics

Kids are smarter than senators on climate change, and this poll proves it

Ninety percent of eighth-graders know that human activity causes climate change. Less than 10 percent of Republican senators do.

Cities

How the U.S. Embassy used Twitter to clear China’s air

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing tweeted data from an air-quality monitor, which triggered profound change in China’s environmental policy.

Politics

The GOP’s king corn problem

Republicans contort themselves in order to champion big-government ethanol support.

The Issue That Must Not Be Named

Florida officials banned from talking about climate change

And if they can’t name the problem, you can bet they can’t do anything about it either -- a big problem in a low-lying coastal state.

Food

3 big food system problems begging for innovation

We consume too much food, we produce too little food, and our farming screws up the environment. What can individuals do to improve this picture?

sharing and caring

The sharing economy is bullsh!t. Here’s how we can take it back

Real sharing can help solve big problems like climate change. But we have to start small.

Politics

Watch Obama call tar-sands oil “extraordinarily dirty”

The president disparaged the Keystone XL pipeline plan and the filthy crude it would carry during a town hall event on Friday.

Reefer madness

Take it easy, man: Marijuana is not turning New Yorkers into murderers

The NYC police chief is blaming a rise in the murder rate on pot, which makes absolutely zero sense. If we want safer cities, we should legalize pot.

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