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Cities

A Las Vegas community garden beats the odds

A silver lining to the economic downturn that brought Vegas to its knees: People may be setting down roots.

Business & Technology

Move over Elon — these kids built an electric car that beats the Tesla S

The student-created Sunswift eVe can travel 310 miles on a single charge and boasts a built-in solar array.

MOVE OVER, BASKIN ROBBINS

Ben & Jerry’s makes ice cream-powered ice cream; world peace next

Ben & Jerry's harnesses the power of leftover ice cream and microbes to power its Dutch facility.

Paint it Green

Don’t worry, Californians can paint their dead lawns green

Now that Californians can get fined $500-a-day for overwatering their lawns, businesses that paint lawns green are expanding.

Canadian protesters set up camp — politely — along Line 9 pipeline

It's the latest effort in the long-running fight to stop Enbridge from repurposing an old pipeline by reversing its flow.

When in drought, talk it out

Join us for a Twitter chat on California’s drought

What does California's historic drought mean for its water supply and the rest of the nation? We'll discuss on Twitter on Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. EST.

Climate & Energy

Richmond, Calif., is about to get hit with a climate justice earthquake

The Climate Justice Alliance will convene hundreds of activists in Richmond, Calif., for the Our Power National Convening.

Politics

Why’s this Tea Party PAC going after a top Tea Partier?

Kansas Republican Tim Huelskamp, a leader of the debt ceiling showdown, takes friendly fire.

Food

We are what we eat, but that doesn’t mean we can’t change

Food is identity. So making diets healthier and more sustainable isn't easy. We can begin by cutting out the hectoring and lecturing.

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