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A Kenyan kid turns his friends’ poop into clean energy

Leroy Mwasaru and his team tackled shoddy sanitation with a bioreactor that produces cooking fuel from so-called waste.

Food

Thanksgiving leftovers? Nah. Turkey empanadas? You bet.

Food that’s not eaten still has a climate impact, after all, and beyond that, pie in the trash in an honest-to-God crime.

Politics

Politico’s normal, awful story on EPA’s new air rule

In the odd world of political media, whiny business interests are quoted extensively, while health benefits to the public are ignored.

Living

Shopping tips for the eco-minded dresser

A reader wonders where to look for the greenest threads. Umbra stitches together a plan.

Food

This entrepreneur turns leftover cafeteria food into hot meals for hungry people

Ben Simon is the cofounder of a nonprofit that redistributes leftover campus dining hall food to the hungry.

Living

Join a Buy Nothing group and feel warm ‘n’ fuzzy

The Buy Nothing Project has launched more than 300 local Facebook groups that make it easy for people to share things with their neighbors.

Climate & Energy

Here’s what you need to know about Obama’s new rules on ozone and smog

You can be thankful that the air you breathe will soon be a little cleaner. And if we all push the EPA, it might get even cleaner still.

Politics

This Native American activist was kicked out of the Senate for singing thanks

"Goosebumps crawled up my arms and I thought to myself, SING! Sing you fool!" says Greg Grey Cloud, the Sioux whose song made Elizabeth Warren grimace.

Food

In Oregon, GMO labeling lost by 800 votes. Now it’s getting a recount

Corrected ballots tightened the race enough to trigger an automatic recount, so the initiative gets another lease on life.

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