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Politics

What we can learn from Dr. Evil’s attack on Obama’s carbon rules

PR maestro Richard Berman serves the interests of the wealthy, but he’s just one cog in a machine. The attack on Obama's power-plant rules illustrates how.

Climate & Energy

Everyone’s talking about this video on China’s crazy air pollution

A film criticizing Beijing's pollution record has logged millions of views, and the government appears to be acknowledging its failures to implement reforms.

Climate & Energy

Thoughts on art and climate change from a Grammy-winning composer

John Luther Adams discusses the relationship between art and politics and nature, as only a flowery poet of the soul can.

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Show your farmers market some love with veggie temporary tattoos

This Kickstarter wants you to celebrate seasonal produce and sustainable farming with sweet temporary tats. Bring on the veggie biker gangs!

Climate & Energy

Science proves GOP wrong on climate change and national security

New research links climate change to Syria's devastating civil war.

Living

What foods should I take camping?

An eco-conscious backpacker wonders what to eat. Umbra goes foraging for answers.

Food

Brazil’s nutrition wisdom: No junk food, no eating alone

Brazil's new nutrition guidelines trade finicky rules and numbers for down-to-earth wholesome advice -- and they just might work.

Living

This community is taking on the Koch brothers’ pollution — and they’re winning

Activists from Chicago's Southeast Side are holding protests, educating neighbors, and pressuring officials to get petcoke out of the neighborhood.

Living

Meet the invasives: Asian Cogongrass gets stoned, asks what it even means to be invasive

It's National Invasive Species Awareness Week. But are they really scary invaders, or exciting new neighbors? The choice is yours.

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