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Good news — you can now buy makeup that supports gender equity! (Bear with us.)

Gender equality is a climate issue, so any step toward ensuring that women and men have equal rights and opportunities is good for the planet.

Now you can feel guilty about wearing sunscreen at the beach

A new study finds that around the globe, sun-wary swimmers slough off more than 13 million pounds of sunscreen each year. That's bad news for fish.

Louisiana is drowning, quickly

One of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation's history is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion over the next 50 years, so far unabated and largely unnoticed.

Accounting for the Expanding Carbon Shadow from Coal-Burning Plants

A pitch for considering a lifetime's worth of carbon dioxide emissions when examining power plants in the context of climate change.

The mystery of huge solar plants and tiny dead birds

Recent news reports have raised alarms about thousands of birds dying in the desert. Here's what we know, and what we don't.

5 Terrifying Facts From the Leaked UN Climate Report

How many synonyms for "grim" can I pack into one article? I had to consult the thesaurus: ghastly, horrid, awful, shocking, grisly, gruesome. This week, a big report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was leakedShow More Summary

Why Florida is doing shrimp right

How Wood's Fisheries is building a better food system.

Misleading Attacks On California’s New Transportation Analysis Under CEQA

Last year, the California legislature passed badly needed reform to change how agencies evaluate a project’s transportation impacts under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).  The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) was tasked with coming up with new guidelines for how this analysis should be done going forward.  As I blogged about, the […]

12 Ways to Repurpose Beer Cans After Labor Day

Going to have a lot of empty beer cans on hand after Labor Day festivities? No need to toss them - they're great for making and crafting The post 12 Ways to Repurpose Beer Cans After Labor Day appeared first on Sustainablog.

Five Gallon Challenge Adds Drought Awareness to Ice Bucket Challenge

You probably can’t go more than five minutes on any social media platform without seeing videos of people doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has been a massively successful fundraising vehicle for the organizations working to find treatments for those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Show More Summary

Weather And Climate — Similarities & Differences

Weather and climate are similar but different. For the most part, they are very distinct phenomena. Below, we talk about the weather first, and then delve into the climate. Weather We measure what’s going on in our atmosphere over a short period of time—usually in a particular place on a particular day—by assessing the weather. Show More Summary

Winged Warning: Heavy Metal Song Distortion

A series on birds as environmental sentinels includes a story on how mercury contamination distorts birds' songs.

What’s better for zipping around town, electric carts or gas?

A reader kicks the tires on neighborhood electric vehicles. Umbra gets supercharged.

Why Republicans won’t back a carbon tax

The fact that a carbon tax should theoretically appeal to conservatives doesn't mean it actually will.

Climate Synthesis Sent To World Leaders By IPCC

Or do you? It’s time to pay attention to climate change now—as if it wasn’t back in 1800, when our current problems started. We all need to acknowledge that stunning industrial achievements can carry with them enormous unforeseen risks...Show More Summary

Angels' Albert Pujols is again showing stellar form

Every now and then, Albert Pujols reminds us of what he once did on a remarkably regular basis, unleashing the efficient, potent swings that were his trademark when he was voted the National League most valuable player three times and was one of the top power hitters of his generation, or any...

China scoffs at our puny bikeshare programs

The country boasts more than 400,000 sharable bikes -- more than the rest of the world combined.

Obama has a plan for getting around Senate opposition to a climate treaty

Republicans won't approve any new climate agreement, so the Obama admin will try to adapt an old one.

U.S. government to grow 30 times more marijuana this year

The U.S. government has upped the quantity of marijuana it’s growing this year, to more than 1,400 pounds from the originally planned 46.

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