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    Forest Management and Wildfires

    President Donald Trump’s recent comments blaming forest managers for catastrophic California wildfires have been met with outrage and ridicule from the wildland fire and forestry community. Not only were these…

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    Saving Sustainably: Installing Drains and Vents

    Editor’s note: This is one in a series of blogs detailing the construction of a net-zero energy house in Point Roberts, Washington, by an owner-builder with relatively little building experience.…

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    High-Tech Toilets Will Be Game Changers

    Ready. Set. Go! The race to the high-tech toilet of the future is officially on. In early October, the International Organization for Standards, better known by its English acronym of…

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    The Craigslist Factor

    The average American generates about 1,500 pounds of garbage annually, and then spends lots of tax dollars disposing of it. Even as recycling has taken off across the country in…

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    Frugal Happy: Introducing the Share Shed

    Editor’s Note: This post is one of a series by Chris Stratton and Wen Lee, a husband-and-wife team living in the Los Angeles area who are turning their 1963 suburban…

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    Hydrogen Fuel Is Back in the Energy Picture

    This post originally appeared at Ensia. Jorgo Chatzimarkakis was refueling his hydrogen fuel-cell car at one of the 50-plus refueling stations scattered around Germany when a Tesla driver, who was…

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    Redrawing the World’s Climate Maps

    This post originally appeared at Yale Environment 360.   As human-caused emissions change the planet’s atmosphere and people reshape the landscape, things are changing fast. The receding line of Arctic…

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    Urban Rustic: Choosing Windows

    Editor’s note: This post is one of a series by Eric Whetzel about the design and construction of his house in Palatine, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. A list of…

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    The UK’s Biomass Problem

    I’m freshly off a two-week stint in the United Kingdom, a visit that came just as the climate scientists convened by the United Nations released their no-holds-barred report showing what…

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    An Energy Report from the 2018 Midterms

    Americans in at least seven states voted on energy-related ballot initiatives during the 2018 midterm elections. These measures targeted everything from raising targets for the share of electricity drawn from…