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This civil engineer is building houses to withstand earthquakes and hurricanes

Elizabeth Hausler Strand founded Build Change, a nonprofit, to bring in the (literal) reinforcements when natural disasters strike.

Team Obama plans big overhaul of GMO regulations

It's time to revamp the rules covering genetic engineering, says the president's science adviser -- and both sides in the GMO wars agree on that.

We’re coming for you, Cuba

Cuba's an environmental oasis? Wait until the U.S. shows up.

Sorry, polar bears. It’s worse than we thought

A new study looked at polar bears' prospects as the world warms. The verdict? Bad, or very bad.

Talking about jobs isn’t the only way to lure voters into the climate movement

Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley are framing climate action as an economic stimulus package, but is that the best approach?

In “Advantageous,” society has failed women in a big way

"Advantageous" is a thoughtful look at one possible future, and it’ll leave you thinking hard about what that future is and why -- something we should be doing more often, given our current predicament.

Is there a beanbag chair I can rest easy on?

Are there better choices than little white plastic pellets to fill that blobby comfy chair? Of course! Umbra investigates.

Watch us explain how to feed the world and end poverty at the same time

All the complex and amazing truth about getting the whole world onto a better-for-the-planet diet, boiled down to this one little video.

In California, people of color are dangerously close to oil train disasters

A new report finds that minority and low-income residents are more likely to live in California's oil train "blast zone."

Move over corn. Cacti can power cars, too

Cacti and other plants that thrive in arid landscapes could be the future of biofuels, according to new research.

So now we have beautiful underwater greenhouses. Why? Why not!

They're already producing strawberries, basil, and lettuce -- all at 20 feet below sea level.

Happy Canada Day! There are needles in my potato

Who could be planting needles in Canadian potatoes? Those goddamn, water-loving environmentalists are suspected!

Lego wants to remake its famous bricks with sustainable plastic

The toy company wants to lighten its carbon footprint by making those stray Legos more eco-friendly. Our actual feet, however, will never be safe.

What environmentalists can take from a week of progressive wins

I’m gay, I’m green, and for the first time in a while, I’m excited.

Who protects electronic workers from toxic chemicals?

Inside the story of the hundreds of lawsuits filed against IBM in the late 1990s on behalf of cancer-stricken workers.

Celebrate Independence Day with these rad women (and popsicles)

There's no better conversation starter than the sick things that women are doing in all the many green spheres that we love.

Shell will be allowed to pester walruses in the Arctic, but not as much as it would like

The Obama administration is putting a few restraints on the company's Arctic drilling plans, but not nearly enough, say green activists.

Here’s why you shouldn’t worry about the Supreme Court’s latest environmental ruling

The court blocked Obama's mercury rules for power plants, but the real-world impacts should fall somewhere between negligible and nonexistent.

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