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Here are 4 big pollution problems EPA has (mostly) fixed already

For Earth Day, here's a look back at EPA successes, and a look ahead to the next big challenge: climate change.

the Bear Bones Approach

Watch John Oliver introduce our obscene new Earth Day mascot

John Oliver proposes a new mascot for Earth Day we can all get behind: Marshmallow, the polar bear with a broken penis.

Climate & Energy

Should California produce farming move to Arkansas?

Climate change will continue to dry out California. Could fruit and veggie farming find a home in the Cotton Belt?

Politics

Will Hillary Clinton be too weak on climate change?

Clinton hasn't made climate a priority in the past. Will that change in the future?

Climate & Energy

What will it take to restore the Gulf Coast and its people?

A look back at the response to the BP oil spill -- and thoughts on where we go from here.

Climate & Energy

18 numbers that explain the BP oil spill

Five years ago, the Deepwater Horizon explosion triggered the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Here's what you still need to know.

Food

Everything I thought I knew about water in California is wrong

Yes, farmers use a whole lot of Golden State water. But there's no easy solution to the state's drought woes in turning off their taps.

Food

These charts show why corn is king

Check out our infographic on corn and subsidies.

Living

How can I tell if a business is really “green”?

A reader wonders how to suss out a business's eco-cred. Umbra offers a few conversation starters.

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