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New series takes you to the fenceline communities of California’s oil refineries

Spotlight California talks directly with residents living with environmental racism — and has a little fun while doing it.


Bison ranching is growing in the U.S. — and so is the debate over how to raise them

Some want to follow in the footsteps of industrialized beef. Others want to focus on sustainability.


Pissed-off anti-gentrification activists smash and burn rich people’s cars

In Berlin, a gang of masked squatters has destroyed dozens of cars.


The Supreme Court throws a wrench in Obama’s climate plans

In an extraordinary legal decision, five justices temporarily halted the Clean Power Plan, a cornerstone of Obama's climate strategy.

Business & Technology

Duke Energy gets paltry fine for massive coal-ash spill

Two years ago, the company inundated a North Carolina river with toxic sludge. Now the state is levying a fine that amounts to a slap on the wrist.


Residents fight for economic and environmental justice in one Illinois town

It’s pretty much impossible to fight for clean air and water without tackling income equality.


Your old flash drive could bring subversive media to North Korea

The USB sticks are loaded with defector interviews and Hollywood movies before being smuggled across the border.


About 13 percent of the ice around Antarctica could collapse without catastrophe

The rest -- well, let's just say this is a lot like a gigantic game of Jenga.


Australia guts climate change research

The nation's premier research organization will shift from science to innovation.

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