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Dirty business

Walmart is a huge consumer of dirty coal energy

The retail behemoth gets a lot of good press for putting up a few solar panels, but it gets far more electricity from coal than from the sun.

My offer is this: nothing

Keystone “trade” talk is still empty nonsense

Beltway pundits keep saying Obama is about to “trade” Keystone approval for some other policy he cares about more. They are delusional.

Politics

The public is wrong on climate, as it was on slavery, women’s rights

The latest polls show that Americans still just don't get it. But public opinion has always lagged on important issues.

night rider

Bright ideas for biking at night

Here's your guide to bike lights, reflectors, and not getting flattened while bicycling in the dark.

Food

Hey Big Soda, stop targeting black and Latino kids

A new study shows that major beverage companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi are aiming their advertising campaigns largely toward black and Latino youth.

Food

How do Whole Foods’ $6 cupcakes help Detroit’s urban poor?

A reporter's deep dive into Whole Foods' Detroit launch suggests that it will take more to change the inner-city foodscape than one new store.

You down with OPIC?

Congress is trying to squash one of the few examples of American leadership on climate

Obama has banned U.S. investment in most overseas coal plants. Republicans and fossil-fuel-loving Democrats want to undo that ban.

Three-ding circus

These terrible governors won reelection and will keep on wreaking environmental havoc

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Florida’s Rick Scott, and Maine’s Paul LePage were all vulnerable -- and they all triumphed anyway.

Take the #2

This poo-powered bus runs on the regular as long as you do

Move over, Popemobile. The poopmobile is heaven scent.

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