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Climate & Energy

With Big Oil on the horizon, this walnut farmer has bigger problems than squirrels

Organic farmer Paul Hain wants to ban fracking in San Benito County, Calif. A local ballot initiative may help him get his wish.

shrimply appalling

Sorry, but your shrimp platter didn’t come from the Gulf

More than a third of shrimp in the U.S. are mislabeled. Guess you can feel extra bad about those Endless Shrimp this year.

total fluke

This fishy crime landed a man in prison

When you get tangled up with illegal fishing, sometimes you get caught.

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California’s carbon market is leaking

Recent changes to the rules of California's carbon market threaten to allow substantial "leakage," which would merely shuffle emissions, not eliminate them. This is a Bad Thing.

Food

Millennials, Monsanto wants to be your hipster friend

Monsanto's "Director of Millennial Engagement" studied a handlebar-mustached salesman to learn all about you.

Politics

Watch Jon Stewart’s hilarious takedown of a Koch ad

Meet the next generation of robber barons, the Koch brothers.

I Want Candy

Yes, candy is evil, but denying yourself on Halloween will only make you healthy and boring

A Gristory of candy love and hate.

Living

Is carving jack-o-lanterns wasteful?

A reader is scared about the wasteful side of Halloween. Umbra carves out an answer.

Cities

China’s latest fashion craze: Smog masks

Air pollution in China is a national problem -- but that's not stopping the fashion industry from glammin' up the protective gear!

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