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OLD IS THE NEW BLACK

How to win at last-minute holiday shopping (hint: buy vintage)

Head to the local vintage store for that last-second holiday shopping. Your loved one (and the planet) will appreciate it.

Business & Technology

Have people of color been locked out of the green economy?

Black entrepreneurs want to see themselves reflected in the green economy before they join the army to defend it.

Living

Life in the bike lane was pretty good in 2014

We spent some time this week pedaling through our bike coverage from 2014, and here are our favorite stories of the year.

Climate & Energy

Bad news for wheat and eaters everywhere

Production of wheat -- one of the world’s most important staple crops -- is set to fall by 6 percent for every 1 degree C rise in temperature.

Food

2014 was stuffed with good food news that you never heard about

While high-profile issues aroused inflexible rhetoric, the food movement made real progress this year in a handful of important but less prominent areas.

Tastes great, less trash-can-filling

How to make sure none of your holiday cookies go to waste, according to this food guru

The EPA's Ashley Zanolli dishes up the best ways to curb your food-waste footprint during the holidaze.

Living

Redeem this story for one last-minute, totally green gift idea

On the 12th day of DIY Christmas, it is getting down to the wire ... but it's still not too late to make some coupons for favors redeemable at a later date.

Climate & Energy

Protest too much? 2014 was a big year for rabblerousing

From Keystone to Ferguson, the climate march to New York's fracking ban, here are the highs and lows of a pivotal year for the planet.

Weak ass on coal ash

Obama blows a chance to crack down on coal

With weak rules for coal ash, Obama has rewarded his enemies, screwed over his friends, and squandered an opportunity to move toward clean energy.