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In Battle Against Climate Change, Cities Are Left All Alone

Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won’t anybody help them?

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The Gross Society: We’re Entering an Age of Energy Impoverishment

It’s hard to overstate just how serious a threat our energy crisis is to every aspect of our current way of life. But the problem is hidden from view by oil and natural gas production numbers that look and feel just fine.

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How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

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Speaking of Climate Change: Is It Time to Agree on a Language of Defeat?

We should continue to fight for new building codes and oppose the construction of new oil pipelines—and more ambitious projects still—but only because they offer hope and aspiration in the midst of despair, not because they will actually help at this point.

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The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Google Intern and Ph.D. Student Who Wants to Focus Only on Questions That Matter

For the month of April we’re profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.

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How Climate Change Will Affect Our Ancient Relationship With Our Most Important Grain

At a time when the worldwide wheat supply needs to grow, we might not even be able to keep it from diminishing.

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Will Climate Change Mean Terrible Food?

Carbon dioxide fertilizes plants, but it can also make crops less nutritious. A new discovery could help farmers develop new strains to feed the world even as carbon dioxide levels rise.

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Greening Government Procurement: Turning Uncle Sam Into an Eco-Friendly Consumer

Seeking the environmental “hot spots” in $600 billion of government purchases.

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The Media Is Only Telling You Half of the Climate Change Story

Network news outlets are tricking us into thinking there’s nothing we can do about climate change.

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Opting Out: Preparing for the End of the World

As part of our week-long series on people who opt out of society, Eva Holland considers the extremes that preppers, or survivalists, are prepared for.

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Quick Studies

Banning Chocolate Milk Was a Bad Choice

The costs of banning America's favorite kids drink from schools may outweigh the benefits, a new study suggests.

In Battle Against Climate Change, Cities Are Left All Alone

Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won't anybody help them?

When a Romance Is Threatened, People Rebound With God

And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.

How Can We Protect Open Ocean That Does Not Yet Exist?

As global warming melts ice and ushers in a wave of commercial activity in the Arctic, scientists are thinking about how to protect environments of the future.

What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

The Big One

One state—Pennsylvania—logs 52 percent of all sales, shipments, and receipts for the chocolate manufacturing industry. March/April 2014