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Scott Walker is suddenly sweet on biofuels

He opposed federal pro-ethanol rules for years. When addressing Iowa corn farmers, he's in favor of them.


Kids are smarter than senators on climate change, and this poll proves it

Ninety percent of eighth-graders know that human activity causes climate change. Less than 10 percent of Republican senators do.

Business & Technology

I watched Tim Cook introduce Apple Watch and now I’m depressed

Says Cook: "Apple Watch is the most personal device we have ever created. It's not just with you, it's on you." Gross.

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There’s a local flower movement blooming

Activist, author, and podcaster Debra Prinzing wants to make the slow flower movement a thing.

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How human composting will change death in the city

The financial and environmental costs of burial and cremation are high, but there could be a better way.


How the U.S. Embassy used Twitter to clear China’s air

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing tweeted data from an air-quality monitor, which triggered profound change in China’s environmental policy.


The GOP’s king corn problem

Republicans contort themselves in order to champion big-government ethanol support.

The Issue That Must Not Be Named

Florida officials banned from talking about climate change

And if they can’t name the problem, you can bet they can’t do anything about it either -- a big problem in a low-lying coastal state.


3 big food system problems begging for innovation

We consume too much food, we produce too little food, and our farming screws up the environment. What can individuals do to improve this picture?