Nathanael Johnson
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Climate & Energy

Severe drought in India pushed thousands of farmers to suicide

Why was this drought worse than others? Blame climate change and modernization.

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Soda tax might be working better than expected

Berkeley residents are drinking about two fewer sugary drinks per week since the tax started, according to a new study.

Human/Nature

The nearest national park could be just a city block away

The folks with trees, mountains, and bison on their badges have decided it’s high time to serve city dwellers.

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EPA scolded for failing to turn in its very important ethanol homework

The agency will reassess fuel farming by the end of next year.

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Watch this adorable preview for the end of the world

Erosion is the most terrifying and boring problem you’ve never heard about.

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Monsanto’s new GMO soybeans are making a hot mess for farmers

Its herbicide-tolerant crop is pitting farmer against farmer.

Climate & Energy

Why the heck isn’t drought-stricken California measuring water?

A new report reveals the big water problems California has yet to solve.

Business & Technology

One company is labeling GMOs with pride — of course it’s Soylent.

Soylent wants you to know it isn't made of people; it's made with GMOs.