Real climate coverage names na...

Feb 15, 2019 by

But mostly, real climate journalism is about asking the right, and sometimes vexing, questions.

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A California coalition is tack...

Feb 15, 2019 by

Decarbonizing buildings: it’s tedious, but oh so necessary.

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A State of Unreality

Feb 15, 2019 by

Trump’s emergency declaration is going to run into four hurdles.

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Here’s what ‘Medicare for All’...

Feb 13, 2019 by

As the health care debate heats up, it’s time to be clear about what Medicare for All is and what it is not. Medicare for All does not mean giving…

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Organic for All: New study sho...

Feb 13, 2019 by

“Everyone has the right to clean organic food. That is a human right.”

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America’s trains are a drag. T...

Feb 13, 2019 by

High-speed trains already compete with planes in many parts of the world. They also have far lower carbon emissions.

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What a Sen. Mark Kelly Could M...

Feb 13, 2019 by

The Trump administration thinks the next frontier is the moon—but Kelly doesn’t agree.

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At UN, there’s no US ambassado...

Feb 13, 2019 by

Does President Trump want anything from the United Nations? Judging from the slow pace at which he has moved to replace Nikki Haley, experts say, not much. But that could still change.

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When Wall Street Is Your Landl...

Feb 13, 2019 by

Incentivized by the federal government, institutional investors became major players in the rental market. They promised to return profits to their investors and convenience to their tenants. Investors are happy. Tenants are not.

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New bill aims to reverse the G...

Feb 12, 2019 by

“This bill calls a halt to the Administration’s headlong rush to sell off this special wilderness to corporate polluters.”

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10 Years of Privacy Violations...

Feb 12, 2019 by

Explore the social-media giant’s troubling track record.

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US sues Lockheed Martin and af...

Feb 11, 2019 by

“This lawsuit demonstrates that the Department of Justice will work tirelessly to ensure that public funds are used for the important purposes for which they are intended.”

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Elizabeth Warren wants to ban ...

Feb 11, 2019 by

This 12-word bill could change how we use nuclear weapons.

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Key West Bans Some Sunscreens ...

Feb 11, 2019 by

“It’s our obligation.”

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Unless It Changes, Capitalism ...

Feb 10, 2019 by

Capitalism has generated massive wealth for some, but it’s devastated the planet and has failed to improve human well-being at scale.

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The More Loving One: Astrophys...

Feb 10, 2019 by

I wrote Figuring (public library) to explore the interplay between chance and choice, the human search for meaning in an unfeeling universe governed by equal parts precision and randomness, the bittersweet beauty of asymmetrical and half-requited loves…

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Elon Musk Plans To Give The En...

Feb 9, 2019 by

Elon Musk, despite all the controversies surrounding him, is a genius and a true businessman par excellence.

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Young People Really, Really Wa...

Feb 9, 2019 by

New polling data show that millennials are more enthusiastic than older generations about radical efforts to save the planet and create jobs.

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City in Arizona approves resol...

Feb 7, 2019 by

The resolution called the razor wire “not only irresponsible, but inhumane” and argues that this type of wall “is only found in a war, prison or battle setting.”

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Is employer-sponsored insuranc...

Feb 7, 2019 by

Company insurance is deeply entrenched and poses a big challenge to Medicare-for-all — but costs for those plans are on the rise.

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How Globalization Saved the Wo...

Feb 7, 2019 by

A dispatch from Davos on the verge of a nervous breakdown

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ECO-LIFESTYLE CENTER

Feb 7, 2019 by

Istanbul is perhaps one of the world’s leading examples of unsustainable retail development.

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Q+A: What Is a Smart City? Thr...

Feb 6, 2019 by

In a roundtable with ARCHITECT, architect Paul Doherty, policy and sustainability expert Debra Lam, and author Anthony Townsend trade opinions and insights on what the buzzword really means, why the world’s largest companies want a stake, and how architects can step up to the plate.

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Our plastics, our selves

Feb 6, 2019 by

What’s plastic doing to our bodies? This all-female team is investigating.

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Winter Storm Jayden, the Polar...

Feb 6, 2019 by

Climate change can also bring extreme cold. Here are three things we think people need to know about Winter Storm Jayden, the latest polar vortex to engulf the country and climate change.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Cancer Con...

Feb 6, 2019 by

The closed networks provide an unaccountable and practically invisible platform for misinformation.

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Could this warehouse of cockro...

Feb 5, 2019 by

Somewhere in China, a billion cockroaches scuttle through a moat-surrounded factory.

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The American Dream Is Alive an...

Feb 5, 2019 by

Most people in this country say that they are living it — but what they mean by the phrase might surprise you.

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There’s a Big Hole in the Worl...

Feb 5, 2019 by

The hollowed-out section is two-thirds the size of Manhattan.

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Cooper Hewitt to Showcase Desi...

Feb 5, 2019 by

As a polar vortex sweeps across the nation, we are again forced to confront the new realities of a changing climate. Luckily, some architects and designers are collaborating with scientists, engineers, and environmentalists to develop solutions to social and environmental issues caused by global warming.

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