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Thursday, December 31, 2015

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Fancy New York hotels commit to going green

The Waldorf Astoria is among the hotels committed to reducing CO2 emissions by 30 percent.

This map shows where wild bees are in decline

Spoiler alert: It happens to be where we need them most.

Asthma rates are starting to fall — just not for the poorest kids

Racial and socioeconomic disparities that plague the distribution of childhood asthma are thriving.

Here’s the good news about Earth from this year

These are the top stories from 2015 that actually give us hope for the future.

Is Amazon entering yet another market?

The mega-retailer could be getting into the cargo market to compete with UPS and FedEx.

BP oil spill money to go to Alabama governor’s mansion and a new hotel

The mansion was destroyed decades before the BP oil spill.

Pie in the sky: Wood-fired pizza and air quality issues

No matter how attached we might be to that super-heated crust, the traditional ways aren't automatically the healthiest.

It’s been a strange year for technology, startups, and clean energy businesses

How the internet of things will get hacked by the companies that are building it, and other tales of sustainable (and unsustainable) tech in 2015.

Disappearing coastlines and rising seas: How the GOP is killing Florida

Florida was once a leader on climate change. Now, it's a laughingstock.

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There’s a run on cauliflower, friend of the paleo diet, enemy to flavor

Unseasonably cold weather is to blame for skyrocketing cauliflower prices.

Watch this video for proof that wildfires are truly terrifying

A family was driving along the Pacific Coast Highway near a runaway blaze, when they ended up WAY too close for comfort.

The ice under polar bears’ paws is not only melting, but also moving

As sea ice gets thinner, it moves faster — which means polar bears have to pick up the pace, too.

What’s the greener choice, bar soap or body wash?

When tubby time comes around, should you grab a bar of soap or a bottle of body wash? Advice maven Umbra Fisk says this is one question with a clear winner.

On needing feminism, but not needing to be the perfect feminist

The long slog toward gender equality needs everyone, and it’s not going to complain about your cracks and blemishes.

Here are some brilliant ways to use up your leftover eggnog

Can't drink it all? Here's how to finish off that ’nog.

It’s a wonderful life for the solar industry right now

Solar was facing a rough end to 2015 -- until Paris, Wall Street, and Congress gave it a Christmas miracle.

Don’t toss those candycanes: Fun ways to cook up leftover Christmas food

As the holidays wrap up, don't throw away your decorations: eat them.

The planet might be telling us that there’s a big change coming

Since we're in the midst of another abrupt climatic shift right now, it just might be the critical time to heed our planet's red flags.

Stuck in holiday traffic? These are our 10 favorite podcasts

We know you’re driving. It’s fine.

Merry Christmas, everyone! We got ourselves a tepid bath of a planet

We're getting a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Future.

How to get rid of Christmas garbage, from lights to mistletoe

Tis the season to be jolly -- and wasteful as all get out. Advice maven Umbra Fisk dispenses a few tips for what to do with your holiday trash.