It’s an unpalatable truth, but since we’re already late in attacking climate change we better learn how to adapt.
December 18, 2013 • 3:47 PM • Share
Talk about global warming quickly turns to the question of carbon in the atmosphere. But the more fundamental observation about how much sunshine the planet bounces back into space should probably precede any mention of greenhouse gases.
December 5, 2013 • 5:35 PM • Share
Why do we need to sort our gear into men’s and women’s categories anyway?
December 3, 2013 • 4:00 PM • Share
When it comes to making ethanol, taking a hard, second look at seemingly great ideas is smart policy.
November 20, 2013 • 4:24 PM • Share
Why are ground squirrels thriving in the former gold mining town of Bodie, California?
November 19, 2013 • 6:00 AM • Share
It’s not just because of climate change—it’s population growth, too.
November 17, 2013 • 8:00 AM • Share
Interpreting the Yarnell Hill Fire, the deadliest wildfire ever in Arizona.
November 12, 2013 • 10:00 AM • Share
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has failed to set up a body that would make recommendations on how to deal with rising seas.
October 30, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
Until it costs more.
October 30, 2013 • 9:21 AM • Share
The role of humans and wildfire is a complex tale of evolution and generally of loss. The experience of Aboriginal communities suggests the outcome doesn’t have to be sad.
October 29, 2013 • 5:48 PM • Share
In our final excerpt from his new book on the history of solar power, Let It Shine, author John Perlin describes a key moment in the debate over big, centralized solar sites and smaller, distributed rooftop panels.
October 23, 2013 • 12:00 PM • Share
Sorry kids, grandpa wants air conditioning.
October 22, 2013 • 8:27 AM • Share
Vehicle to grid technology has been talked about for a decade and half, and an industry consultant suggests it may finally start paying off.
October 21, 2013 • 5:53 PM • Share
If a country’s human population is long-lived, it’s bad news for the local critters—almost as bad as being a native bird in New Zealand.
October 10, 2013 • 5:12 PM • Share
A new paper details when just about anywhere on the world can expect to have inarguable proof that global warming isn’t a debate topic but a reality.
October 9, 2013 • 11:49 AM • Share
For a company that markets itself by lambasting the industrial food system, Chipotle’s offerings are starting to look a lot like many other fast-food chains out there, complete with growth hormones, feedlots, GMOs, and more.
October 9, 2013 • 6:00 AM • Share
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