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Climate & Energy

Oklahoma scientists pressured to downplay link between earthquakes and fracking

Oil company execs and university bigwigs leaned on the Oklahoma Geological Survey so it wouldn’t blame quakes on fracking techniques.

Food

McDonald’s stops buying chicken with antibiotics. Here’s why that matters

The fast food giant is throwing its considerable weight into the battle against antibiotic resistance.

Babe Alert!

We’re taking over Woman Crush Wednesday

Welcome to Grist’s own Woman Crush Wednesday, our weekly roundup of badass women in the news.

Politics

This congressman doesn’t want a federal science board to be allowed to consider science

Rep. David McKinley is pushing legislation that would prohibit the EPA from even considering landmark climate reports when it’s working on climate pollution.

leaf on, leaf off

Climate change is messing with leaves, and leaves are messing back

Climate change is basically like Mr. Miyagi, only a jerk.

Climate & Energy

Even Europe isn’t doing enough to meet its climate goals

The European Union is not on track to cut CO2 emissions sharply enough -- and that’s bad news for all of the less ambitious nations out there.

Something's fishy here...

Whole Foods is selling you fish farmed by prisoners

According to a recent investigation by Pacific Standard, your tilapia may have come from a federal prison in Cañon City, Colo.

Politics

Mitch McConnell, hemp hero

It's always seemed crazy that industrial hemp got swept up in the war on drugs. The senate's Republican majority leader thinks so too.

Politics

One thing Netanyahu and Obama agree on: Climate change is a huge threat

They might have vastly different visions for how to deal with Iran, but Obama and Netanyahu agree on the necessity of climate action.

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