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Cutting commentary from those who know the most.

energy

Randy Udall: An energy hero's journey

Energy analyst Chris Nelder remembers his friend and mentor, who died two weeks ago at the age of 61.

architecture

For better sex, the right architects: Zaha, Corbu

Can architects create places for better sex? Two new exhibitions may point the way, thanks to Zaha Hadid and the late Le Corbusier.

energy

Obama's new climate plan isn't nearly enough

U.S. president Barack Obama's new plan for tackling climate change offers incremental steps in the right direction. But it doesn't come close to what needs to be done.