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  1. Driverless cars mean that future is closer than you'd imagine.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Mother Jones

    With room for 12,000 cars, it sprawls out over 7 million square feet - about the size of 122 football fields. If you look at the lot on Google Maps, you realize that it's nearly the size of Epcot center itself.


  2. The Problem With Rooftop Solar That Nobody Is Talking AboutRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 18 | Mother Jones

    A couple of years ago, Steven Weissman, an energy lawyer at the University of California-Berkeley, started to shop around for solar panels for his house. It seemed like an environmental no-brainer.


  3. Will we learn from Mexico's example?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | Mother Jones

    Mexico is among the world's top consumers of sugar: In 2011, the average Mexican consumed 163 liters of sugary drinks a year, or about 43 gallons. In order to combat the country's high obesity rate - which, among developed countries, is topped only by the United States - the Mexican government implemented a 10 percent tax on sugar-sweetened drinks in January 2014.


  4. Paris was the French 9/11. Here's how their response differs from America's.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | Mother Jones

    In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, many in France have said they finally understand what things were like for Americans just after September 11, 2001. The attacks have emboldened France's conservatives, and pushed liberal and moderate factions rightward.


  5. Shock Jock Who Wants to Be Trump's Top Medical Researcher Once Told a Caller to "Get AIDS and Die"Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 | Mother Jones

    Three days ago, Donald Trump called in to Michael Savage's radio show for a 12-minute lovefest. As the chat wrapped up, Savage made a modest proposal to The Donald: When you become president, I want you to consider appointing me to head of the NIH.


  6. How air conditioning is making us hotter.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | Mother Jones

    We're just reaching the hottest part of the summer, but already much ink has been spilled over air conditioning. Recent New York Times articles wondered why the United States is so "over air-conditioned," with its frigid office buildings and archaic cooling calculations that make work unbearable for many women, not to mention terrible for the environment.


  7. Airplanes have a huge carbon footprint, and Obama is about to crack down.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | Mother Jones

    The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to declare soon that greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes are a danger to human health because they contribute significantly to climate change. Right now, air travel is the largest unregulated source of carbon pollution in the United States.


  8. Moving Photographs of Japanese-American Internees, Then and NowRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2015 | Mother Jones

    In early 1945, the federal government started to open the internment camps where it had held 120,000 Japanese Americans for much of World War II. Seven decades later, photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. has been tracking down the internees pictured in wartime images by photographers like Dorothea Lange .


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