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Food

Cargill promises to stop chopping down rainforests. This is huge.

The agribusiness giant signs a pledge to stop contributing to deforestation worldwide -- if they're successful, the reductions in carbon pollution are on par with taking all the cars in the world off the road.

Climate & Energy

Natural gas is not a good climate solution, even without methane leakage

More abundant natural gas is unlikely to cut greenhouse gas emissions much on its own, a new study finds.

Living

35 years of shrinking arctic ice, all in one graphic

The fingerprint of climate change is as visible here as the big letters on an eye chart.

Climate & Energy

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio talk climate with the U.N., armed with facts & a glorious man bun

If nothing else, when the climate crisis bubbles into the mainstream, it's a great time to remember how much better-looking our side is.

Cities

Please, people, stop using bikes to whitesplain privilege

Recent stories use bicycling as either a proxy for white privilege, or a metaphor for explaining it to other white people. It's not working.

Food

Why Pennsylvania is doing bread right

How Pittsburgh's The Pedaling Baker is building a better food system.

Climate & Energy

Watch Naomi Klein shred capitalism on the Colbert Report

Author Naomi Klein took free markets to task on Tuesday night's Colbert Report.

Climate & Energy

Climate change puts out the welcome mat for invasive species

We turned the thermostat up, now lionfish are inviting themselves over for the all-you-can-eat seafood buffet.

Climate & Energy

The obvious relationship between climate and family planning — and why we don’t talk about it

If we are to foster a broader conversation about global warming, one that includes population, it's important to remember why the topic has been largely off limits for so long.

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