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There’s nothing inherently liberal about renewable energy. You could be waaaay out there on the fringes of conservative thought — you could want to kill Social Security and Medicare, zero out the tax rate, and make children pay to go to elementary school — and you could still be a fan of solar panels and wind turbines. That said, clean energy has a reputation for......read more

Weeds: Public Murals by Mona Caron

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Beautiful wall paintings celebrate unlikely plant heroes

Weeds are rarely viewed as things to celebrate, but this ongoing series from artist Mona Caron gives pest plants their day in the sun. Taking as her subjects common weeds like dandelions and stinging nettles, Caron paints intricate studies of the plants on outdoor walls, in what she describes as "a tribute to the resilience of all those beings who no one made room for, were not part of the plan,......read more

By Ben Adler Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is not pleased about the historic joint announcement of planned carbon emission limits by the U.S. and China. He put out this statement Wednesday: Our economy can’t take the President’s ideological War on Coal that will increase the squeeze on middle-class families and struggling miners. This unrealistic plan,......read more

Constellation Quilt

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Public Record documents Emily Fischer's cosmological new craft project

Constellation Quilt, a new project from crafty NYC studio Haptic Lab, uses traditional quilting techniques to invoke a sense of wonder in the outer reaches of the universe. For the Kickstarter project, which sailed past its funding goal, Emily Fischer and company create handmade quilts with embroidered gold stars depict the night skies. In this short video, filmmaking collective Public Record......read more

Can Public Health Unite the Good Food Movement?

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Want to change food policy? Frame it as a public health issue

It may be tempting to thinking of the "food movement" as a homogeneous beast, but in reality it's made up of many different strands. From locavores and anti-obesity campaigners to environmentalists and small-scale farmers, there are many different groups that want to see changes in food culture and policy. And while their ideas and goals often overlap, they come at the dilemma from different......read more

The Science of Republicanism

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Economist Jim Barrett on the GOP's selective approach to climate science

Economist Jim Barrett for The Huffington Post: In case there was any remaining doubt that mainstream Republicans have abandoned mainstream science, look no further than the House Republicans' recent crusades against their own scientific ideas. According to The Hill: "Lawmakers voted 234-178 ... to prevent EPA from factoring the "social cost of carbon" into rules unless a federal law is enacted......read more

A Republican Case for Climate Action

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Three former EPA administrators, all of whom served for GOP presidents, argue for action on emissions

In a political culture as polarized as America's, it's easy to assume that Republicans and Democrats are divided on every issue, including those pertaining to the environment. Of course the truth is murkier than that. There are Republicans who support climate action, and Democrats who don't. A NYT op-ed from three former EPA administrators, all of whom served under GOP presidents, comes from the......read more

Scientists Agree (Again): Climate Change is Happening

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97% of scientists agree that humans are causing climate change. Tom Zeller Jr. examines the gap between scientific consensus and public perception

Tom Zeller for The Huffington Post: Public opinion on the topic of climate change is notoriously fickle, changing -- quite literally sometimes -- with the weather. The latest bit of evidence on this: Yale's April 2013 climate change survey, which found, among other things, that Americans' conviction that global warming is happening had dropped by seven points, to 63 percent, over the preceding......read more

City Camouflage by Roeland Otten

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Dutch designer disguises ugly public buildings in urban spaces

What to do with public eyesores in the inner city? It should come as no surprise that the Dutch have dreamed up a novel way of beautifying them. Designer Roeland Otten, best known for the amazing ABChairs he released in 2010, uses the power of camouflage to disguise ugly public buildings in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. If you're picturing drab green military canvas draped over buildings, think......read more

Public Fruit Park Launched in L.A.

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Fallen Fruit debuts urban orchard project in Del Aire Park

Imagine a city where public parks were full of fruit trees, grapevines, and herb gardens, all of which you were free to harvest for food. In a small but meaningful way, our friends at Fallen Fruit, who we collaborated with on the EAT LACMA video series, are making that vision a reality. The collective teamed with Los Angeles County to create California's first public fruit park, which......read more

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