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The South Bronx isn’t falling for Fresh Direct’s dirty trucks

The company wants to bring 1,000 new trucks to the neighborhood, which is already home to high asthma rates and heavy industry.

Why bike lanes are battle lines for justice

Poor communities and communities of color bike the most, but have some of the worst infrastructure around.

Google’s plan to prioritize facts ticks off climate deniers

The search giant is considering a new system that would rank sites by trustworthiness. One prominent denier is already crying “censorship.”

Uber wants to empower women using … Uber

Uber is partnering with U.N. Women to make more jobs for women drivers. Here's why we're skeptical.

Where’s the beef? Everywhere.

In a new book, Denis and Gail Boyer Hayes look at the complex and omnipresent place of cows in our culture.

Florida officials say they didn’t ban the phrase “climate change,” but don’t believe them

Gov. Rick Scott denies that his administration banned talk of climate change, but former employees continue to say otherwise.

Solar power just had its best year ever

2014 was a banner year for solar in the U.S., with 30 percent more photovoltaic installations than in 2013.

No, the rich are not all moving to the city now

Despite what you may have heard, rich people and the middle class are still holed up in the suburbs -- and that's bad for cities and the climate, too.

Scott Walker is suddenly sweet on biofuels

He opposed federal pro-ethanol rules for years. When addressing Iowa corn farmers, he's in favor of them.

Kids are smarter than senators on climate change, and this poll proves it

Ninety percent of eighth-graders know that human activity causes climate change. Less than 10 percent of Republican senators do.

I watched Tim Cook introduce Apple Watch and now I’m depressed

Says Cook: "Apple Watch is the most personal device we have ever created. It's not just with you, it's on you." Gross.

How human composting will change death in the city

The financial and environmental costs of burial and cremation are high, but there could be a better way.

How the U.S. Embassy used Twitter to clear China’s air

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing tweeted data from an air-quality monitor, which triggered profound change in China’s environmental policy.

The GOP’s king corn problem

Republicans contort themselves in order to champion big-government ethanol support.

Florida officials banned from talking about climate change

And if they can’t name the problem, you can bet they can’t do anything about it either -- a big problem in a low-lying coastal state.

3 big food system problems begging for innovation

We consume too much food, we produce too little food, and our farming screws up the environment. What can individuals do to improve this picture?

Which is worse, a K-Cup or a throw-away coffee cup?

Q. I’m an ardent K-Cup hater and saw that you just covered their wastefulness. But if lazy people are still going to be lazy, is a K-Cup any more wasteful than getting coffee to go …

The sharing economy is bullsh!t. Here’s how we can take it back

Real sharing can help solve big problems like climate change. But we have to start small.

Watch Obama call tar-sands oil “extremely dirty”

The president disparaged the Keystone XL pipeline plan and the filthy oil it would carry during a town hall event on Friday.

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