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

Blog Post Archive

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.

Scientists can now see fracker’s “fingerprints” all over polluted water

Scientists think they have a new tool to prove once and for all whether fracking is responsible for contaminating our water.

New climate time machine is not a DeLorean, but it’s almost as cool

The new software gives researchers a look at storms of the past. It also eliminates the danger of traveling back in time and accidentally kissing your mom.

This fracking protest is more like Bonnaroo than Occupy

Who wouldn't want to get down to Britney Spears' "Toxic" at a fracking protest?

Yes, this father and daughter started a condom company

When it comes to the sustainability of a condom, who's buying it might matter more than how it's made.

Big insurance won’t prep or pay for climate change, fails to see irony

You'd think insurance firms have a strong financial incentive to get ahead of climate change-induced trouble. Think again, says a new report.

This is what happens when you crowdfund an awesome marine park

Is this marine protected area the Potato Salad of crowdfunded conservation or the future of national parks?

Food giants Cargill and General Mills believe in climate change. Will they defend themselves from it?

The ag heavyweights are coming to grips with the reality of global warming. But they're not ready to put their political dollars to work.

What’s better, synthetic or standard motor oil?

A reader wonders which lube he should use in his new car. Umbra has answers in a jiffy.

Teen killed in New Orleans believed in the power of food justice and gardens

George Carter, 15, helped transform the New Orleans school lunch culture into a healthier environment before he was murdered.

Attack ads from green groups feature the Kochs as much as the climate

Watch some of the ads that hit Republican candidates for being beholden to wealthy polluters.

Will South Florida be the shortest-lived state in the union?

The mayor of South Miami is fed up with Florida's refusal to address sea-level rise, which threatens to wipe out the southern end of the state.

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