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Food

California’s drought isn’t doomsday, but yes, it will change the state

The most nightmarish scenarios of California's dry future are unlikely to happen. Still, the state must use the crisis as a wakeup call to use water more smartly.

Mary-Kate and Ash-ley

Congratulations, Yellowstone! You’re having giant magma twins

A pocket of magma larger than the one we already knew about has appeared unannounced, like a surprise birthday dessert at Chili's.

Food

What happened to America’s black farmers?

In 1920, black farmers represented 14 percent of U.S. farmers; today, they make up less than 2 percent.

Science

We are so good at causing earthquakes that the government is starting to forecast them

Thanks, oil and gas industry.

Yes, we Vatican

Pope Francis forces the issue on climate change

Here's what Catholics think about the pope's big climate push.

Living

Louis C.K. admits his generation is the worst

Louie comes face-to-face with a Young Person who -- surprise, surprise! -- hates baby boomers because of the mess they've left for everyone.

Climate & Energy

Emma Thompson wrote an Oscar-worthy open letter to save the Arctic

Like everything Emma Thompson touches, the letter will leave you either laugh-crying or slow-clapping.

Business & Technology

Who should profit from solar energy?

More and more utilities are competing for solar power dollars -- but what will that mean for smaller companies and consumers?

Climate & Energy

New rules cutting farm emissions are kind of a big deal

The Department of Agriculture's new voluntary plan to cut U.S. carbon emissions shouldn't cause a ruckus -- and that just might make it work.

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