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Climate & Energy

Long-weekend pastime: Look for oil-by-rail disasters near you

ProPublica's interactive 50-state map is the best tour guide yet for this increasingly common hazard of North America's energy boom.

Food

Thanksgiving leftovers? Nah. Turkey empanadas? You bet.

Food that’s not eaten still has a climate impact, after all, and beyond that, pie in the trash in an honest-to-God crime.

Politics

Politico’s normal, awful story on EPA’s new air rule

In the odd world of political media, whiny business interests are quoted extensively, while health benefits to the public are ignored.

Food

This entrepreneur turns leftover cafeteria food into hot meals for hungry people

Ben Simon is the cofounder of a nonprofit that redistributes leftover campus dining hall food to the hungry.

Living

Fight Black Friday by joining a Buy Nothing group

The Buy Nothing Project has launched more than 300 local Facebook groups that make it easy for people to share things with their neighbors.

Politics

This Native American activist was kicked out of the Senate for singing thanks

"Goosebumps crawled up my arms and I thought to myself, SING! Sing you fool!" says Greg Grey Cloud, the Sioux whose song made Elizabeth Warren grimace.

Food

In Oregon, GMO labeling lost by 800 votes. Now it’s getting a recount

Corrected ballots tightened the race enough to trigger an automatic recount, so the initiative gets another lease on life.

Don't treadmill on me

Watch this turkey run away from Thanksgiving in slow motion

Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be America's national bird -- if he'd had this amazing video on his side, he might have won.

Living

7 tips for averting family disaster at the holiday dinner table

For this year’s holidays and beyond, you may never have to have a political argument with a family member again.

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