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

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Bad news for Obama: Fracking may be worse than burning coal

New science shows that thanks to methane leaks, gas won't work as a "bridge fuel."

Do I really need to rinse my recyclables?

A reader wonders if he should bust out the scrub brush. Umbra say he'd be nutella not to.

Why food prices scaled the peaks — and why it matters

You may not have felt a thing, but when food prices spiked in 2008 and 2011, they sent experts into a tizzy of debate over why it happened and what we can learn.

When adding bike lanes actually reduces traffic delays

In New York, smart street design helped the city have its safety and its speed, too.

China just got serious about global warming. Now we’re really out of excuses.

The world's biggest polluter will set up a carbon market as early as 2016. Here's why that matters.

The insect-eating revolution will not be bro-ified

A study finds marginally more enthusiasm for eating bugs among the testosterone set. But, truly, entomophagy does not bow to gender.

Why Maryland is doing local food right

How Baltimore's Woodberry Kitchen is building a better food system.

“Night Moves” is why people hate environmentalists

This indie thriller highlights some of the most detestable clichés of the save-the-trees mentality. Our roundtable of writers weigh in.

Google trend watch: The indoors are the new outdoors

Google brings backpacking indoors with a very sexy and subtle new virtual mapping device!

These ice cream makers aren’t down with vanilla’s brand new invention

Häagen-Dazs, Three Twins Ice Cream, Straus Family Creamery, and Luna & Larry's Coconut Bliss won't be using vanilla made from synthetic biology.

The personal (technology) is political, part two

Web technologies are embedded in socioeconomic structures that are designed to exploit workers and consumers to the benefit of capital.

Why Maine is doing lobster right

How Muscongus Bay Lobster Company is building a better food system.

What do the new climate rules have to do with my kid’s asthma?

The EPA is selling its new power plant regulations as a salve for polluted polluted communities. But the devil is in the details.

Where does Hillary Clinton stand on fracking?

She's all for it, if it's done "safely." But as secretary of state, she pushed fracking on other countries whether it would be safe or not.

Nevada wins Tesla’s gigafactory sweepstakes

After a flashy five-way race between Arizona, New Mexico, California, Nevada, and Texas, it’s official: the Tesla gigafactory, aka the most hyped electric battery factory in the history of electric battery factories, will be built in Nevada. Show More Summary

Why Louisiana is doing citrus right

How the New Orleans Fruit Tree Project is building a better food system.

BP convicted of gross negligence in Deepwater Horizon spill, really salty about it

We imagine that the handing down of the Deepwater Horizon decision may have gone a little like this.

What makes a neighborhood cool?

Is the Upper East Side surpassing Brooklyn in coolness, as some commentators claim? No, and here's why.

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