Inspiration meets desperation in this week’s green news. (Last week: cheese, RuPaul, and an Amish paradise.)

Jordan Catalano Jared Leto wrote John Kerry an open letter rejecting Keystone XL:


Gotta pee? Airpnp helps you find a toilet to rent:

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An elephant has survived four attempts on its life by poachers:

Even BPA-free plastic is bad for you:

Louisiana’s coastline is vanishing too fast for mappers to keep up:

California’s drought is so bad, people are hiring witches: