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Earth Day doesn’t suck this year, thanks to Woman Crush Wednesday

This week's roundup comes alongside two green holidays, depending on what (or how) you like to celebrate.

Climate & Energy

Money spent cleaning up BP’s mess skipped those who needed it most

Minority-owned businesses and low-income residents were cut out of the economic frenzy following the Deepwater Horizon spill.

Politics

All Obama wants for Earth Day is a new power grid

OK, not really. He wants lots of other stuff too.

star gazing

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s “StarTalk” puts science in the late-night spotlight

Maybe -- just maybe! -- Nat Geo's StarTalk will teach us that the best way to make people take science seriously is to find a way to laugh at it.

Climate & Energy

The Obama administration has its own climate denial problem

On Earth Day, Obama will call for protecting public lands from climate change. He should also call for an end to selling off publicly owned fossil fuels.

Cities

This trippy map shows all of NYC’s street trees

Check out the city's 592,130 street trees, representing 52 species, all at once.

Cities

Beijing’s air is now a little less toxic

A new study suggests China's tough new pollution standards might actually be working.

Food

What one farmer learned from surviving the ’80s farm crisis

Farming changes may be inevitable, but that doesn't make their human cost any easier to bear. You can hear it in this farmer's voice.

Here are 4 big pollution problems EPA has (mostly) fixed already

For Earth Day, here's a look back at EPA successes, and a look ahead to the next big challenge: climate change.