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Envision Solar

The Problem of Finding Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Just Got Sunnier

The solar-powered EV ARC charger has a key advantage: portability.

NASA

Why It's a Big Deal That Half of the Great Lakes Are Still Covered in Ice

What happens when it all melts? Read on. 

Associated Press

California's Drought: More Wildfires, Higher Food Prices

A new climate assessment sees more of the same killing heat this year, if not worse.

Associated Press

How Global Warming Can Make Cold Snaps Even Worse

What to tell your skeptic friends.

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California Faces a Catastrophic Drought in 2014

It could lead to spikes in food prices and more devastating wildfires. 

AP

Utah's Air Quality Alerts May Have Inadvertently Put More Cars on the Road

Evidence of a particularly negative feedback loop.

Reuters

Why the Yosemite Fire Is Especially Scary

Just for starters, it could cut off San Francisco's water supply.

Wikimedia Commons

Hotter Weather Actually Makes Us Want to Kill Each Other

A new meta-analysis finds that extreme changes in temperature increase the likelihood of inter-group conflict.

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Map: Oysters, Reefs, and Swamps Protect Billions' Worth of Real Estate—For Free

Natural coastal ecosystems are protecting twice as much coastline and 1.4 million people from climate risks. 

Mark Byrnes

The Clean Air Act Actually Caused More Rain to Fall on Atlanta

Maybe Congress does control the weather?

Toyota

Minimalist Car of the Day: The ME.WE

Say hello to a car without any of the fat.

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Cities Dependent on Air Conditioning Might Be More Sustainable Than We Think

New research suggests that Minneapolis actually uses way more energy staying warm in the winter than Miami does keeping cool.

Climate Desk

An Interactive Journey Through New York's Roofscape Makeover

Witness the evolution of NYC's billion-square-foot roofscape in the face of climate change.