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Climate & Energy

Why hotter temps won’t convince Republicans climate change is real

Polling data suggests that even when the heat is on, political ideology outweighs facts.

Politics

Europe’s plastic bag rule is a breath of fresh air

The compromise aims to cut single-use bags by 80 percent.

Climate & Energy

Climate change is just another sign of the end times, according to half of America

What a new report on theology and global warming means for public policy.

Cities

Yinz heard about Pittsburgh’s new protected bike lanes?

Pittsburgh just put in three new bike lanes that protect bikers from traffic, and city leaders plan to construct more. City of Champions, indeed.

Politics

Jim Webb sucks on climate change

The former Virginia senator wants to run for president as a Democrat. He's got some ‘splainin’ to do.

Politics

We won’t stop future Fergusons and floodwaters by planting a tree

Congressional leaders recently planted a tree at the nation's capitol to honor Emmett Till, whose killing sparked the civil rights movement. That's nice, but not enough.

Politics

Obama’s immigration order won’t help farmworkers. What can?

As with everything in the good ol’ U S of A, corporations can have more power than government when it comes to the treatment of farmworkers!

Food

Are your urban veggies really toxic?

A recent Cornell study found alarming levels of lead in NYC-grown vegetables. Should we be freaked?

Dirty business

Walmart is a huge consumer of dirty coal energy

The retail behemoth gets a lot of good press for putting up a few solar panels, but it gets far more electricity from coal than from the sun.

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