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Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Environmentalism
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Environmentalists don’t like Europe’s new climate plan. Can Obama do better?

Oxfam and Greenpeace call out the new EU targets for being too low and unenforceable.

Climate change makes us want to punch someone, says science

The National Bureau of Economic Research points out the connection between climate change and... bar fights?

Colorado’s fracking regulators aren’t regulating

People who reported fracking-related complaints to the authorities were frustrated by the lack of response, researchers found.

11 scary movies that are secretly about the environment

We are seriously ready to get our spook on, so here are some scary movies you probably didn't realize are actually about the environment.

Honey, climate change is shrinking the kids

A new study finds that rising temperatures have downsized mountain goats by 25 percent in just 30 years. Cute, but not good.

Fusion won’t save us from climate change

The latest fusion breakthrough comes not from that Asian/Mexican place down the block, but from Lockheed Martin. You’re wise to keep your expectations low.

In just 15 years, wind could provide a fifth of the world’s electricity

The coming global boom in wind power will be driven largely by China's rebounding wind energy market.

Are enviros smart to back Republican Susan Collins?

The Democrat in the Maine Senate race is the greener candidate, but environmental groups are still supporting Collins.

Walmart isn’t really green, just really big

Slate proclaimed Walmart the leader in solar power. The greenwashing must have worked.

What it’s like to have 30 oil & gas wells as neighbors

If you're driving through the tightly packed residential neighborhood in south central L.A., you're liable to miss the whole operation.

We were promised methane regulations! Where are our methane regulations?!

The U.S. oil-and-gas boom is dumping oodles of methane into the atmosphere, and so far, the feds haven't gotten meaningful regulations together.

Turns out coral reefs could help mend human bones

Good thing we figured that out before we wiped them out completely.

Rooftop solar is just the beginning; utilities must innovate or go extinct

Fights over rooftop solar generally focus on "net metering," but the challenge to utilities is far greater than that, and if they hope to survive, their response must be more ambitious.

How skyrocketing development in Texas could suck the state dry

The Lone Star State is losing open space faster than any other, and that's bad news for the water cycle.

U.K. climate activists take divestment to the banks

A new campaign in Britain aims to get banks to stop investing in the fossil fuel industry.

These conservatives make the case for vibrant cities. Most of their friends ignore them.

A few conservative intellectuals are speaking out against sprawl, and for denser "new urbanist" development. Sadly, their arguments will never gain traction.

Watch Mark Bittman explain the virtues of fast food

Bittman's new cookbook explains, step-by-step, how to cut all the dilly-dallying out of meal-making.

Bosco Verticale is Italian for dope urban treehouse

This just in: We no longer have to choose between living in the city or the forest.

You know it’s good when your biggest transportation problem is too many cyclists

We can learn some things about public transportation from how the Dutch handle their bike traffic jams.

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