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Climate & Energy

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

Paul Hain is an organic farmer in San Benito County who is involved in a campaign to raise awareness of the impacts that fracking.

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.

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.

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!

Food

The New Yorker food issue, ranked by kale factor

To assess this particular Moment in Food, there is no better gauge than counting the number of times a writer mentions kale.

Stock Plot

How to eat local during the zombie apocalypse

Hope you're planning to stock that bunker with some home-canned local goodies!

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