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Food

What America’s nutty demand for almonds is doing to California

It takes a gallon of water to produce one almond. And that's not the most insane fact about the hedge-fund-fueled race to plant thirsty trees in the middle of a catastrophic drought.

Climate & Energy

West Virginia will let schools teach the truth about climate change after all

Last month, West Virginia decided to teach its students to doubt the overwhelming consensus on global warming. Now it's changed course.

The good, the bad, and the kitty

The pros and cons of cheap oil

Cheaper gas means more gas guzzled and more carbon emitted, right? Reality is more nuanced.

Food

I’m trying to eat more local, in-season veggies. Is there an app for that?

What's an aspiring locavore to do? Umbra says don't take it too Siri-ously.

global worming

Climate change could put gross worms in your clams

Oops, too late.

Politics

Hillary is hiring John Podesta, and that’s good for climate hawks

As a top adviser in the White House, Podesta has pushed Obama to do much more on climate change. And now he'll have Clinton's ear.

Climate & Energy

Turns out the U.S. oil boom was just a fairy tale

When oil prices recently collapsed, many of North America's shale oil operations went bust with them.

Climate & Energy

Will climate change burn up the internet?

Rising temperatures and other extreme weather caused by climate change are might have a heavy impact on our precious internet.

Food

What did you do in the great Chipotle carnitas drought of 2015, daddy?

Chipotle's pork shortage is just what we should expect to see if companies that set voluntary animal welfare standards actually try to make them stick.