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Blackwatering the crops

Notorious agribiz giant Monsanto hired notorious ‘security’ firm Blackwater

Monsanto hired one of Blackwater's shell companies to monitor activist websites, and the Blackwater offshoot offered to infiltrate activist groups.

Prepared for take-off

Chinese solar firm lands big airport deal

Denver International Airport's 4.4-megawatt array will be Colorado's largest commercial solar project. But what's most notable is its Chinese builder.

Step away from the fridge and put your hands up

Feds target energy efficiency scofflaws

The Department of Energy is enforcing its own energy efficiency and water standards for products from light bulbs to shower heads, siting 27 companies

billions and billions interred

Death by McDonald's [VIDEO]

A group of U.S. doctors has a morbid new ad aimed at taking a bite out of Americans' fatal attraction to fast food. Watch the short ad.

Sweet surprise, indeed

'High-fructose corn syrup'? Never heard of it

Consumers turning against your product? Change its name on ingredient lists! Buh-bye, much-maligned HFCS, and hello, sweetly natural "corn sugar."

Shell game

'Habitual violator' Jack DeCoster may secretly be largest U.S. chick magnate

By the standards of the U.S. egg industry, Jack DeCoster looks at first glance like a relatively small player. But when you unravel his companies' tangled ownership chain, the infamous factory-farmer emerges as the rooster of the hen yard.

The dog ate my sustainability report

On my first day in the classroom teaching high school math many years ago, I looked around at the dazed faces in my 7:00 AM class, and I had an epiphany: if I try to …

Hug it out

Nissan’s smug (?), cute (?), ironic (?) polar bear Leaf ad

A Nissan ad shows a polar bear lumbering down from the Arctic to embrace a commuter in a hug -- a thank-you for driving the fully electric Leaf sedan.

Reds see green opportunities

Report: China overtakes U.S. as best country for green investors

A new Ernst & Young study confirms that China has now surpassed the U.S. as the most attractive place for green tech investment.

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