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Food

Scary maps show how bad California’s water shortage is

Just how bad is California's water shortage? Really, really bad, according to these maps.

Climate & Energy

Texas lobbying group busted for phony anti-solar campaign

The Consumer Energy Alliance has been pushing a cynical campaign to turn public opinion against policies that promote solar power. In Wisconsin, it just backfired.

Climate & Energy

Meet the Amazon tribespeople who beat Chevron in court — but are still fighting for clean water

With the judgment in their favor tied up in a New York courtroom, indigenous residents of Ecuador's oil-polluted rainforest are going back to basics.

Tricks and Treats

Turn your last-minute Halloween costume into an environmental statement

If your artfully glitter-glued pants don’t have a clearly defined political stance, you might as well not go out at all.

Can It

This company invented a better soda can. Why isn’t anybody buying?

The "evercan" uses more recycled aluminum than most cans on the market right now -- but Big Beverage isn't on board yet.

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.

Politics

Here’s the green, bike-loving candidate who could beat Scott Walker in Wisconsin

Democrat Mary Burke, a former exec at Trek Bicycle, has a good shot at beating right-wing Walker and becoming the state's next governor.

total fluke

This fishy crime landed a man in prison

When you get tangled up with illegal fishing, sometimes you get caught.

Pssssssss ...

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.

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