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Climate & Energy

HBO shocks us again: Did Gina McCarthy just declare war on coal?

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy went ahead and all but declared the Obama administration’s war on coal on Real Time with Bill Maher.


Breastfeeding: Good for babies, the environment, and justice, too

When Karlesha Thurman posted a picture on Facebook of her breastfeeding her infant at her college graduation, she took a stand for women's rights -- and a whole lot more.

Climate & Energy

Obama calls out climate deniers, asks young people to force climate change issue

"I want to light a fire under you," the president told graduates during a commencement speech at the University of California-Irvine.

Beekeepers are breeding a race of superbees at the Seattle airport

As more hives fall to colony collapse disorder, these pioneers are on a mission to create pollinators that are adapted to survive in the Pacific Northwest.

The Kauai Cocktail

GMO companies are dousing Hawaiian island with toxic pesticides

Dangerous chemicals are being applied to GMO test fields on Kauai at a much higher rate than on most U.S. farms, an analysis of new data reveals.


Ask Umbra: Why is my face scrub full of tiny plastic beads?

A reader is having a hard time finding fish-friendly exfoliants. Umbra says therein lies the rub.

Business & Technology

India blames environmental activists for its economic problems

The country's spy service says Greenpeace and its ilk are reducing the nation's GDP by 2 to 3 percent every year.

don't frack me, bro

Yes, frackers can forcibly drill your land, even if you don’t want them to

Forced pooling allows drillers to tap gas beneath a reluctant landowner's property if enough of their neighbors sell their drilling rights.


Why liberals like walkability more than conservatives

New poll data shows that Democrats and Republicans are deeply divided when it comes to urban density versus suburban sprawl.

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