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Stanford student gives $100,000 to No on Prop 23 campaign

Lucy Southworth, Stanford doctoral student and wife of Google co-founder Larry Page, gave $100,000 to California's No on Prop 23 campaign.

Injust deserts

Would a Walmart solve West Oakland's and Nashville's food problems?

Getting fresh, healthy food into low-income urban areas known as "food deserts" isn't as simple as it appears. For example, should food-justice advocates be celebrating when Walmart is the one bringing an oasis of fresh …

Enthusiasm Gap

No on Prop 23 campaign takes in $5 million to oil industry's $10,000

The No on Prop 23 crowd is far outspending the Texans. In the past few days, the score is No forces $5 million, Yes men $10,000.

Up to old Twix

Obama taps food-industry exec for top ag-research post

Obama has nominated Catherine Woteki, an exec from the Mars candy corporation, to direct the U.S. government's entire agricultural research budget.

Black Market Baby

Eerie photos of power plants show dark, coal-dependent future [SLIDESHOW]

Photographer Michael Kenna has captured a series of photos of icons of industrial society: power stations.

Powering Up

California big solar binge continues with approval of more projects

Federal climate change legislation may be a distant dream, but California is bent on making renewable energy and solar power a reality in the state.


The case for super-ambitious Living Buildings. A talk with Jason McLennan

Seattle architect Jason McLennan created the Living Building Challenge, a standard far more demanding than the widely used LEED standard. Here's why.

yo, homes, smell you hata

Teens label Abercrombie and Fitch's constant stink 'air pollution'

By maintaining a constant level of cologne sprayed both inside and outside their stores, Abercrombie and Fitch gives everyone the chance to be the prince of a town called Smell-Air.

Want Dinner with Leonardo DiCaprio and George Soros?

In New York last week for the Clinton Global Initiative and United Nations Week, I attended a small dinner party late one night that featured film star Leonardo DiCaprio, billionaire philanthropist/investor George Soros, the President …