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Climate & Energy

What a 20-year biomass battle tells us about environmental justice policy

A recent news story held up a wood-burning power plant as the poster child for the EPA's civil rights failures. But the issue is not black and white.

Climate & Energy

What we can learn from British Columbia’s carbon tax

A new report contains interviews with 14 key figures in the development of British Columbia's carbon tax. They share what they've learned.

Politics

Why some grads are refusing to pay their student loans

Occupy leaders' latest move is supporting students who were burned by a shady for-profit college.

Food

Russian outfit plans to spend $25 million to secretly study GMOs

The world could use more studies of GMO crops and health. But if they're going to make any headway, they'll need to be a lot more open.

Climate & Energy

Balmy or blizzards? U.S. coasts are experiencing opposite winters

The recent bout of winter weather has painted the middle of the country and the East Coast in white, while the West has been downright hot.

Climate & Energy

We just had a very hot January

The warmth that led 2014 to become the hottest year on record has continued into 2015.

Living

Auto-flush toilets just don’t know when to quit

Mall toilets can't tell a butt from a "but I'm not finished yet!"

Climate & Energy

Why are we yelling at utilities and not their regulators?

Clean energy advocates often rage against the behavior of power utilities. It's time to look beyond them to the regulators who shape their decisions.

Cities

Gentrification might be real, but it’s the least of Chicago’s worries

For Chicago's depressed black neighborhoods, yuppie invasions are more manageable than chronic problems of inequality and ineffective policy.

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