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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.
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.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Climate deniers are smart enough not to bet against Bill Nye

Not even prominent climate deniers Marc Morano and Joe Bastardi would gamble against this April being the hottest on record.
LIVING

Check out these photos of bad-ass climate activists around the world

Over the weekend, tens of thousands of activists in 13 countries on six continents protested against the burning of fossil fuels.
LIVING

Can this gorgeous short film lure fly fishermen into climate activism?

This documentary about trout fishing and global warming is the prettiest thing you’ll see all day.
COUNTER INTUITIVE

What’s the best non-toxic alternative to bleach?

When a reader wonders if bleaching the kitchen counters is overkill, advice maven Umbra Fisk talks dirty.

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POLITICS

Clinton is making coal country a generous offer, but it’s not buying

Coal-mining communities just aren't very interested in Hillary's $30 billion plan to help them transition to a cleaner economy.
FOOD

The secret to vegan meringue, macarons, and mayonnaise is in your chickpea can

It’s high time you knew about aquafaba.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Turns out young forests are pretty great at sucking up carbon

When forests regrow, they’re hungry for our least favorite greenhouse gas.
LIVING

Investigation reveals where our e-waste ends up and it ain’t good

The Basel Action Network reveals that your old iMacs might be taking an international voyage.
LIVING

Are there GMOs in our moon dust? Gwyneth Paltrow demands to know!

Unfortunately, when it comes to the GMO debate, it’s actually not All Easy.
JUSTICE

Will Obama’s climate legacy include deporting children to drought-ravaged nations?

The administration is planning raids to deport mothers and kids to Central America.
POLITICS

Trump’s new energy adviser is exactly the kind of guy you think he is

He’s a climate skeptic who proposed a bill to run gas pipelines through national parks.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

A Manhattan-sized oil spill just hit the Gulf of Mexico

Offshore drilling is hitting new highs in the region, and it has its risks.
FOOD

This herb could be the secret to curbing cows’ climate-changing burps

Researchers are studying whether oregano could rein in methane emissions from dairy cows.


 
WITH GREAT POWER ...

You better learn about this new technology before it transforms the world

Watch this painless explainer on gene drives.
CITIES

Cities ask residents to snitch on illegal Airbnb rentals

Berlin has a website that enables people to anonymously inform on law-breaking landlords, and Munich might follow suit.
LIVING

Hey, energy geeks, there’s now a podcast just for you

It’s from the Department of Energy, and it’s electrifying.