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We won’t stop future Fergusons and floodwaters by planting a tree

Congressional leaders planted a tree at the nation's capitol this week to honor Emmett Till, whose killing sparked the civil rights movement. That's nice, but not enough.

Politics

Obama’s immigration order won’t help farmworkers. What can?

As with everything in the good ol’ U S of A, corporations can have more power than government when it comes to the treatment of farmworkers!

Food

Are your urban veggies really toxic?

A recent Cornell study found alarming levels of lead in NYC-grown vegetables. Should we be freaked?

Dirty business

Walmart is a huge consumer of dirty coal energy

The retail behemoth gets a lot of good press for putting up a few solar panels, but it gets far more electricity from coal than from the sun.

My offer is this: nothing

Keystone “trade” talk is still empty nonsense

Beltway pundits keep saying Obama is about to “trade” Keystone approval for some other policy he cares about more. They are delusional.

Food

Hey Big Soda, stop targeting black and Latino kids

A new study shows that major beverage companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi are aiming their advertising campaigns largely toward black and Latino youth.

Food

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

A reporter's deep dive into Whole Foods' Detroit launch suggests that it will take more to change the inner-city foodscape than one new store.

You down with OPIC?

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

Obama has banned U.S. investment in most overseas coal plants. Republicans and fossil-fuel-loving Democrats want to undo that ban.

Three-ding circus

These terrible governors won reelection and will keep on wreaking environmental havoc

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Florida’s Rick Scott, and Maine’s Paul LePage were all vulnerable -- and they all triumphed anyway.

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