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In Maryland, one community is taking a stand against environmental racism

The toxic refuse of coal- and gas-fired power plants targets black communities with alarming precision. It can be difficult to discern each link in the causal chain connecting a child’s asthma to the smokestack on the horizon, but the problem is real. 950 more words

Climate & Energy

Why eat meat when you can eat a veggie burger that bleeds?

Impossible Foods just lived up to its name – by converting one of NYC’s most meat-crazy chefs to its bloody plant-based burger.

We’re not being rude. 215 more words

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A solar-powered plane just flew around the world

The scrappy plane we’ve all been rooting for just completed the first solar-powered flight around the world, no fossil fuels burned. On Tuesday, Solar Impulse 2 ended its epic 24,500-mile journey and landed back home in Abu Dhabi. 147 more words

Climate & Energy

Are giant suction cups the key to cheap wind power?

The coolest new innovation in offshore wind energy right now is, essentially, a giant toilet plunger. Put enough of these plungers together and they could help power Detroit, Chicago, and the other metropolises of the Midwest. 311 more words

Climate & Energy

How air-conditioning made America -- and how it could break us all

Summers in the South are difficult. It’s often beautiful outside, with bright, blue skies and plenty of lush, green vegetation. But it’s also so hot that you can’t really enjoy it. 2,417 more words

Climate & Energy

Liberal congresswoman explains why she has some misgivings about solar leasing

PHILADELPHIA — Rep. Yvette Clarke, the liberal and pro-environment Brooklyn congresswoman, explained to Grist on Monday why she recently sent a letter ghostwritten by the utility industry… 303 more words

Climate & Energy