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Climate & Energy

World Bank to ditch coal for clean energy

The World Bank will only fund coal projects in cases of "extreme need."

Food

Even this organic advocate thinks African farmers need herbicide

The hard truth for poor farmers is that the organic method can cost too much and fail to deliver higher yields, according to a new paper from an expert on the ground.

Food

Should I feel guilty about eating coal-fired pizza?

A reader worries about emissions from a coal-fired pizza oven. Umbra slices in.

Food

Egg-free baking with these vegan staples

How to make truly excellent baked goods -- without the eggs.

Cities

Yinz heard about Pittsburgh’s new protected bike lanes?

Pittsburgh just put in three new bike lanes that protect bikers from traffic, and city leaders plan to construct more. City of Champions, indeed.

Politics

Jim Webb sucks on climate change

The former Virginia senator wants to run for president as a Democrat. He's got some ‘splainin’ to do.

Politics

We won’t stop future Fergusons and floodwaters by planting a tree

Congressional leaders recently planted a tree at the nation's capitol to honor Emmett Till, whose killing sparked the civil rights movement. That's nice, but not enough.

Politics

Obama’s immigration order won’t help farmworkers. What can?

As with everything in the good ol’ U S of A, corporations can have more power than government when it comes to the treatment of farmworkers!

Food

Are your urban veggies really toxic?

A recent Cornell study found alarming levels of lead in NYC-grown vegetables. Should we be freaked?

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