Business & Technology

Food

The last holdout among big palm oil businesses joins no-deforestation pledge

That means 96 percent of global palm oil production is now committed to better practices. Next step: making sure the promises are kept.

Food

From Hazard to Flippin, White House promotes local food in awesomely named towns

$800,000 for food-system improvements may be peanuts on a federal scale, but even peanuts can make a difference at the local level.

Breast Intentions

The Daily Show reminds us “pink fracking” against breast cancer is the most ridiculous thing ever

Fracking company Baker Hughes painted 1,000 drill bits pink to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Yep: no hypocrisy there.

Food

Finally, a GMO debate without shouting

Intelligence Squared takes on a contentious issue in a clear way, and the resulting video makes for a great primer on GMOs.

Climate & Energy

Dear U.N.: Coal plants don’t count as climate-friendly projects

Japan spent $1 billion building coal plants in Indonesia and claimed it was "climate financing." Green groups are calling bullsh*t and demanding reform.

Climate & Energy

NASA is headed for Mars. What, is there something wrong with Earth?

One could say, if one were particularly forward-thinking in the most pessimistic way, that we might be in the market for another planet.

Climate & Energy

Fracking boom could go bust faster than Obama thinks

The government's rosy predictions about natural gas are wrong, suggests a new analysis.

Business & Technology

Nike, Starbucks, and other big businesses step up to support Obama’s climate rules

The EPA's proposed power plant regulations will help the American economy, not cripple it, say companies like Ikea, Kellogg’s, and Nestle.

Food

Turn your city into a swarm of robot farms

A California company is fixing to fill up urban nooks and crannies with plugin farming systems.

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