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Keystone "trade" talk is still empty nonsense

Several people have asked me to comment on the notion, flying all over political media at the moment, that Obama might use Keystone XL as a bargaining chip to trade in exchange for Republican support for … something else. 970 more words

Climate & Energy

Hey Big Soda, stop targeting black and Latino kids

Big Soda, you scoundrels. In the past couple of years, the beverage industry has actually specifically targeted black and Latino youth, a demographic more prone to developing some of the chronic illnesses linked to drinking soda, like diabetes, than their white counterparts. 325 more words


How do Whole Foods' $6 cupcakes help Detroit's urban poor?

When I was in Detroit this summer, I found myself in a neighborhood that was like a narrow wedge cut out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and lowered gently onto Michigan Avenue. 1,067 more words


Congress is trying to squash one of the few examples of American leadership on climate

Since sweeping the midterms, Republicans in Congress have giddily discussed their plans to crush Obama’s climate change agenda. Most of the focus has been… 956 more words

Climate & Energy

This poo-powered bus runs on the regular as long as you do

A bus that runs on gas made from feces and food scraps makes its maiden voyage today. Bath Bus Company’s new crapmobile delivers passengers along the No. 298 more words

Climate & Energy

Farming in the face of climate change? Monsanto has an app for that

You probably know Monsanto as the world’s leading producer of genetically engineered seeds – a global agribusiness giant whose critics accuse it of everything from boosting our reliance on pesticides to… 2,323 more words

Climate & Energy

Here's why Hawaii's anti-GMO laws matter

On Election Day two weeks ago, Maui County, which includes the Hawaiian islands of Maui, Lanai, and Molokai, approved a moratorium on the cultivation of genetically modified crops. 1,648 more words