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Republicans join Democrats in trying to revive wind energy incentives

A proposal to restore critical tax credits for the wind industry breezed through a key Senate committee on Thursday with notable bipartisan support.

The week in GIFs: Genies, junk, and Mary Jane

There was plenty of odd news this week, even not counting April Fools' Day.

These cute $40 watches can run forever on sunlight

SmileSolar gives you the choice of 15 patterns and colors -- as well as no excuse for being late EVER AGAIN.

Eat your heart out, Rome: This 3D-printed village was built in a day

A hyper-insulated house made through lightning-fast production and with repurposed materials? What's the catch?

Obama admin sued for dragging feet on studies of climate impacts

The White House has said it will require environmental impact studies to consider climate change, but new guidelines have been stalled for years.

What’s worse than burning coal? Burning wood

New power plants fueled with trees and wood waste are being built across the U.S. They're marketed as green, but they're actually more polluting than coal plants.

5 ways Paul Ryan’s budget screws the climate and environment

His plan would increase pollution, accelerate global warming, despoil public lands, and stymie Americans’ efforts to get out of their cars.

California farmers: Drill, baby, drill (for water, that is)

Here's why the agricultural industry's response to water shortages may be a recipe for disaster.

Twenty percent of the tricolored blackbirds on earth are in imminent danger — but you can help save them

A flock of 50,000 tricolored blackbirds is under imminent threat, but you can help them for a dollar a bird.

This fancy fridge makes your kale even more nutritious

With the NutriLight, “essentially, synthetic photosynthesis is occurring in your crisper drawer,” as Modern Farmer puts it.

Pennsylvania officials have no idea how to assess health threats of fracking

Emissions from fracking pose serious health risks, but environmental regulators in Pennsylvania are completely failing to address them.

Smoggy Chinese city offers residents bags of fresh air

Up to 20 people could slurp clean air at a time. One woman even said it made her baby kick.

Like some dust bowl with your grain belt?

How crop insurance is subsidizing the conversion of prairie grassland to cornfields -- and seeding a dismal future.

Amazon and Twitter are dirty dirty scoundrels, says Greenpeace

Amazon and Twitter each got three F’s and one D in a new Greenpeace report on energy efficiency. See ya in summer school, suckas!

Biking the Iditarod? Climate change makes for faster times

The Iditarod Invitational -- a 1,000-mile bike and foot race in Alaska -- is all about snow. Climate change means contestants may be seeing less and less of it.

How can we deal with ocean acidification? Step one: Study it.

A group of government agencies have released a strategic research plan for ocean acidification. Stop yawning, this is important!

Ask Umbra: Is it OK to recycle bottles that have been full of chemicals?

A reader wonders if motor oil and cleaners could contaminate her recycling. Umbra can hardly container self.

You’ve never seen an LED lamp like this

The lighted sheet looks like a magical page from an unpublished Harry Potter book. (Or a glow-in-the-dark Barbie hammock.)

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