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Sunday, May 22, 2016

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SCIENCE

Who knew rain patterns around the world could be this beautiful?

Look through the clouds in this gorgeous NASA visualization of global rainfall.
SHOTS AND CHASERS

Here’s what to pair with news from Oklahoma, South Carolina, and SCOTUS this week

As Drake would say: Take a shot for me.
POLITICS

House Science Republicans find a way to hit rock bottom

Don't worry. They'll find some way to sink lower.

Another inconvenient truth: Great journalism ain’t free

Al Gore’s movie cost a cool million. We’re asking you for a lot less.
ARTICLE

6 surprising moments from the making of “An Inconvenient Truth”

From Al Gore's rowdy, beer-fueled first performance to a personal phone call to Melissa Etheridge, here are six things you might not know about the film.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

The legacy of “An Inconvenient Truth,” explained by 16 really smart people

We asked Annie Leonard, Van Jones, and others to reflect on how "An Inconvenient Truth" changed the game.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Norway will reopen Barents Sea for drilling exploration

Norway to Big Oil: “Sure, come on in and see if you can't wrangle more dinosaur juice out of this here ocean."
CLIMATE CHANGE

Nestle, PepsiCo, and other big corporations promised to protect forests. Who’s following through?

Corporate sustainability promises get a crash test. Here’s who passed.
JUSTICE

Toxic battery plant has to tell its 12,000 neighbors they might get cancer

The plant has close to four years to reduce cancer-causing arsenic emissions.

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FOOD

Organic industry sales put Monsanto’s to shame

Organic food just keeps getting more popular.
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

Duke Energy will have to clean up its filthy coal ash sites … eventually

North Carolina regulators are finally taking some action, but they still want to go easy on the company.
CITIES

Tiny house, big drama in Pittsburgh gentrification battle

While Pittsburgh's tiny home may have a small footprint, its impact on the neighborhood could be anything but.
NO BUTTS ABOUT IT

Your cigarettes literally kill everything

OK, not literally, but they are responsible for a whole lot of chemicals, pesticides, and clearcuts.
NEWS

The Alberta wildfire is dumping mercury into the atmosphere

The fire is burning through a boreal forest that has stored mercury for thousands of years.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

There’s a 99% chance this will be the hottest year on record

So says the top climate scientist at NASA.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Trump wants to redo the U.N. climate talks. Here’s why he can’t.

Sorry Donald, the Paris deal is Trump-proofed.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Europe keeps hitting clean energy milestones

It’s been a really good month for renewables in Portugal, Germany, and the U.K.
FOOD

Here’s where the science on GMOs stands

The National Academies of Sciences has released the most comprehensive report on GMO crops to date.
POLITICS

Trump Jr. wants his dad to put him in charge of federal parks and lands

Donald Trump’s eldest son, a big-game hunter, would like to be secretary of the interior.
MAKE AMERICANS GRATE AGAIN

America’s hoarding a huge stash of uneaten cheese

We've stored up 1.2 billion pounds of the stuff.
SCIENCE

Completely unsurprisingly, coal dust kills coral, too

In other news, Earth still round.
NEWS

Not paying enough rent? New startup Rentberry could change that

The new company plans to make it easy for landlords to auction their units to the higher bidder.
NEWS

Trump wants to start from scratch on the Paris climate deal

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee thinks he could do better, somehow.
NEWS

Massachusetts kids latest to nab win in lawsuit for climate action

The Supreme Judicial Court ordered a state agency to design a new emissions rule.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

No human alive has seen 7 months this hot before

Since October, we're breaking heat records every month.
NEWS

Coal workers get screwed, their bosses get bonuses

Coal execs have a knack for landing a windfall just before their companies go bankrupt.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

8,000 oil workers evacuated from Fort McMurray fire. Again.

This wildfire isn't going away.
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

Tesla’s labor controversy shows that a green job isn’t always a good job

Just because a job is better for the environment, doesn’t make it better for the person who has it.
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

North Carolina’s anti-trans governor is cozy with major polluter

Pat McCrory stands accused of letting Duke Energy off easy after serious pollution violations.
POLITICS

Here’s a sign that Kentucky’s politics might finally be shifting away from coal

There's at least one Senate candidate who isn’t afraid to talk about the end of coal.
NEWS

On a scale of 1 to 10, Fort McMurray’s air pollution is a 38

Yes, you read that correctly.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Is it time to give up on the 350 ppm goal? We’re now consistently above 400.

Three years after we crossed the threshold, we may not drop below it again.