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Here's one idea for taxing the rich and making housing more affordable

New York’s state capitol in Albany is not known for producing a lot of good ideas. As the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University… 1,749 more words

Politics

Google Street View brings the world's coral reefs to you

Do you kinda like the idea of the ocean but aren’t that wild about all that water and sand? Do you find yourself sometimes idly imagining a picturesque snorkel through a magazine-worthy coral landscape, and then remembering that one time you actually went snorkeling and accidentally inhaled a lungful of saltwater and swore NEVER AGAIN? 341 more words

Living

This lobbying shop is so dirty even oil companies want out

The mass exodus from the lobbying group ALEC (that’s short for the American Legislative Exchange Council) continues, as more companies shy away from its stance on climate change (read: total denial). 246 more words

Climate & Energy

How solar can become the world's largest source of electricity

Back in May, the (typically stodgy and conservative) International Energy Agency released its annual Energy Technology Perspectives report. It was focused on electricity.

It began by noting that the carbon intensity of the global energy system has not declined substantially in the last 40 years or so. 626 more words

Climate & Energy

Can farmers outsmart climate change?

Attention, farmers of the world! Here’s a question for you: How do you feed a world with 9 billion people? Furthermore, how will you do so while facing… 359 more words

Climate & Energy

DIY soap meets big economic ideas at Degrowth 2014

I’m standing in a seemingly endless line of hungry conference-goers when a familiar face approaches. My new friend, Max, tells me the kitchen staff needs help and leads me to an assembly line of volunteers. 1,138 more words

Climate & Energy

8 things you should know about plastic in the ocean

When you hear the words “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” chances are you’re picturing a thick, floating isle of mucked-up rubber duckies and soda rings and tractor tires jutting from the deep blue ocean like some dystopian fjord. 1,389 more words

Climate & Energy