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Vermont’s dirty secret: Free-ranging cows are crapping in the water supply

The EPA has put the state on probation until it figures out a way to stop dairy farms from polluting streams, rivers, and Lake Champlain -- the water supply for a third of Vermont's population.


Lay off the almond milk, you ignorant hipsters

Water down and package a food that's perfectly fine as is? That's just nuts.

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Here’s how Obama is preparing the country for climate change

The president has unveiled a number of initiatives to help communities and citizens adapt to changes in the weather.


California farms are sucking up enough groundwater to put Rhode Island 17 feet under

Here are four key takeaways from a new report prepared for the California Department of Food and Agriculture.

Business & Technology

A Tesla for the rest of us? Elon Musk dishes on the new, cheaper model

The Tesla 3 will be half the price of the current model. Honk if you like that idea.


Houston’s one-bin-to-rule-them-all recycling plan smells a little like racism

The plan would leave the sorting of trash from recycling to workers in nasty plants, mostly in black or Latino communities. Some of that trash would then be burned.

Climate & Energy

In Iowa, solar is fighting back against utilities and winning

A court ruling opens the way for a method of financing solar installation that customers like -- and utilities fear.


Wasting water in California will now cost you $500

After calls for voluntary conservation didn't work, the drought-stricken state is cracking down on profligate water use.


Sean Parker backs San Francisco’s “cars first” measure, twirls moustache

The moneybags tech mogul wants parking to be cheaper and the city to put drivers' needs ahead of everyone else's.

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