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Kochs in the kitchen again

The Kochs are cooking up a new dirty-energy political scheme

The brothers and their allies are gearing up to spend $290 million on this year's elections, including money for a new energy initiative.

Climate & Energy

We’re massively underestimating climate costs, experts warn

Nicholas Stern of the famed Stern report has a new paper arguing that we're relying on a drastically outdated economic model.

Climate & Energy

HBO shocks us again: Did Gina McCarthy just declare war on coal?

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy went ahead and all but declared the Obama administration’s war on coal on Real Time with Bill Maher.

Food

Breastfeeding: Good for babies, the environment, and justice, too

When Karlesha Thurman posted a picture on Facebook of her breastfeeding her infant at her college graduation, she took a stand for women's rights -- and a whole lot more.

Climate & Energy

Obama calls out climate deniers, asks young people to force climate change issue

"I want to light a fire under you," the president told graduates during a commencement speech at the University of California-Irvine.

Beekeepers are breeding a race of superbees at the Seattle airport

As more hives fall to colony collapse disorder, these pioneers are on a mission to create pollinators that are adapted to survive in the Pacific Northwest.

The Kauai Cocktail

GMO companies are dousing Hawaiian island with toxic pesticides

Dangerous chemicals are being applied to GMO test fields on Kauai at a much higher rate than on most U.S. farms, an analysis of new data reveals.

Living

Ask Umbra: Why is my face scrub full of tiny plastic beads?

A reader is having a hard time finding fish-friendly exfoliants. Umbra says therein lies the rub.

Business & Technology

India blames environmental activists for its economic problems

The country's spy service says Greenpeace and its ilk are reducing the nation's GDP by 2 to 3 percent every year.

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