Politics

Food

4 problems GMO labeling won’t solve

A lot of people support GMO labels as a blow against pesticides or Big Ag. We should probably just go after those problems directly.

Hot planet? Hot yoga!

Yoga could be an answer to climate change, says India’s prime minister

And you were worried he wasn't taking the crisis seriously enough.

If Robin Hood turned to real estate ...

Here’s one idea for taxing the rich and making housing more affordable

A newly proposed "pied-à-terre tax" in New York City would apply to luxury homes owned by people who don’t actually live in the city.

Climate & Energy

Big greens are spending big green in 2014 midterms

A climate change super PAC, funded by billionaire investor Tom Steyer, backs up its sometimes zany stunts with a whole lot of cash.

Climate & Energy

Is there any hope for international climate talks?

A binding international treaty with firm emission limits just isn’t happening. Now attention is turning to a bottom-up, “pledge and review” strategy. Can it work?

MALIGNANT GROWTH

No, economic growth and climate stability do not go hand-in-hand

The carefully worded New Climate Economy report says that we can take climate action and grow the economy too. Avoiding catastrophic warming is a separate issue, apparently.

Cities

Cities are lapping countries on climate action

Mayors and municipal governments are doing a lot, and can do a lot more, even while national governments are pathetic laggards.

Climate & Energy

The U.N.’s climate message is as tall as a skyscraper, and it’s gorgeous

The United Nations doesn't want the world to forget about climate change. And it's making big, flashy statements about it.

Climate & Energy

In the protest-icon game, polar bear beats carbon bubble

At Flood Wall Street, where parade floats doubled as works of art and costumes irked the cops, we saw the power of protest imagery -- and its limitations.

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