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Why are we building a research center full of deadly diseases in the tornado capital of the world?

The National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is being moved from a remote corner of Long Island to Kansas, right in the middle of Tornado Alley. What could go wrong?

The pope’s climate change encyclical, in tweets

The pontiff is tweeting up a storm about his new climate change encyclical.

Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si” encyclical expresses moral obligation to fight climate change

The letter says in strong words that human activity and production of greenhouse gases are to blame.

Should I be drinking local or sustainable beer?

Which to buy -- beer that's made close by or suds brewed with green energy but then shipped cross-country? Umbra cuts through the foam.

Could a California labor ruling drive Uber under?

A labor commission rules that Uber drivers should be treated as employees -- and casts a big question-mark over the entire "Uber-for-this-and-that" market.

Mark Ruffalo talks climate change and what you can do about it

"We don’t need a superhero, but maybe we do need more people to get angry and turn that into action."

Jeb Bush joins Santorum in hating on Pope Francis’ climate encyclical

Republicans, the fossil fuel industry, and the Heartland Institute are working to discredit the pope's encyclical -- even before its release.

Go ahead and eat your Nutella — it’s the ramen that’s bad on palm oil

It's hard to keep track of the heroes and villains in the fight to save rainforests. A ranking of companies that use palm oil offers some guidance.

Look at this trippy map of all your climate-related Google searches

The visualization shows how our everyday climate questions differ around the world.

China built a giant solar field in a desert

From space, China's massive new solar farm is an impressive sight.

Chipotle’s new tortillas could be huge news for farmers

The fast-food company is teaming up with the Bread Lab to reinvent the mass-produced tortilla.

Air pollution in China and India may be worse than we realize

Improving air quality in these rapidly growing countries may be necessary just to keep the mortality rate steady -- let alone decrease it.

Poll shows Americans are starting to worry about climate change again

After a decade of worrying about other things, the number of Americans concerned about global warming is beginning to creep up again.

We’re using groundwater at a terrifying rate, and it’s not just California

Aquifers around the world are being depleted at an alarming rate, according to NASA.

Why cities should stop trying to be the next Brooklyn

Urban communities aspiring to Brooklyn's popularity should focus on taking care of their current residents -- rather than trading them in for a hipper crowd.

The great 2016 Hyperloop race is on (but only if this loopy contraption works)

Friction-free pods carrying you from SF to LA at supersonic speed? Elon Musk's wacky vision moves one step closer to reality.

How to fix America’s beef problems, in under 2 minutes

Watch author and activist Denis Hayes give an elevator pitch for his new book "Cowed" -- in an actual elevator.

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