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Food

Even Hello Kitty is getting into sustainable food

The cartoon cat moves on from homemaking and Ferris wheel-riding to start her own wildly popular organic farm in Hong Kong.

Brat Worst

Why I’ll never have kids, and why you shouldn’t either

Is this really a world you want to bring children into?

Climate & Energy

Climate hawks are not impressed by Obama’s methane plan

The EPA will regulate methane leaks from new oil and gas wells, but will only call for “voluntary” action to plug up leaks at existing wells.

Climate & Energy

Here’s what climate activists should do in 2015

We quizzed more than a dozen leaders and thinkers about priorities for this coming year, and this is what they had to say.

Raves and Graves

Would you rather swim in a river of ammonium or MDMA?

Fracking sites in Pennsylvania or rave rivers in Taiwan -- the choice is yours, river-dweller!

Climate & Energy

How much is climate change going to cost us?

The models we use to estimate the cost of climate impacts may be substantially underestimating them. New research shows how.

Food

What America’s nutty demand for almonds is doing to California

It takes a gallon of water to produce one almond. And that's not the most insane fact about the hedge-fund-fueled race to plant thirsty trees in the middle of a catastrophic drought.

Politics

Hillary is hiring John Podesta, and that’s good for climate hawks

As a top adviser in the White House, Podesta has pushed Obama to do much more on climate change. And now he'll have Clinton's ear.

Climate & Energy

Turns out the U.S. oil boom was just a fairy tale

When oil prices recently collapsed, many of North America's shale oil operations went bust with them.