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Is there any earth-friendly way to pave a footpath?

A reader's city is replacing its network of pedestrian walks. Concrete? Asphalt? Rubber? Umbra covers the ground.

Is there a moral case for meat?

Philosophers don't have a strong argument for eating animals. So why do we do it anyway?

Instead of tossing your leftover greens, turn them into “meatballs”

Hold onto your carrot tops! And onion tops! And turnip tops! And beet greens, too. You can turn all of those greens into a delicious snack.

Summer nights are hotter in your state

Use this new tool to find out how much your state has heated up at night.

Coal company demonstrates impressive feats of climate denial

A document by Peabody Energy argues that “there are no demonstrated foreseeable effects of any GHG emissions.”

Arizona and California are ignoring the science on water

Despite decades of accepted science, California and Arizona are still miscounting their water supplies.

Polar bears don’t hibernate, so screw polar bears

Scientists suspected that the big white beasts entered a kind of walking hibernation during the summer, when food is scarce. They were wrong.

Climate change is a real (Canadian) peach

On the sweeter side of climate change, Canadians are now growing grapes and peaches.

What’s the difference between eating pork belly and puppy belly? Not much

Hal Herzog has spent 30 years studying the unique relationships people have with animals. Here are his thoughts on our weird relationship with meat.

We broke a whole lotta climate records in 2014

Here are four key points to draw from the State of the Climate report.

Big Coal is freaking out over this latest Obama move

Mountaintop-removal miners have a long tradition of polluting and burying streams. New rules would make them clean up their act a little.

Can you have kids and still be a good person?

The latest episode of "The Adaptors" looks into a question that most people think about but few like to talk about.

How can I binge-watch and save energy at the same time?

A reader wants to know how to do her binge-watching in the most sustainable way. Umbra goes True Detective on this one.

A restaurant isn’t “sustainable” if all its entrees contain meat

From fancy farm-to-table spots to hipster burger joints, too many restaurants focus on meat, and that’s terrible for the climate.

Obama is paving the way for success in Paris

Thanks to the president’s diplomacy with developing countries, a global climate deal is a lot closer than seemed possible a year ago.

Africans are pretty concerned about this climate change mess we made

Forget ISIS and economic stability. Folks from Burkina Faso to Kenya are more worried about global warming.

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