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Farm bill passes Senate, with a little something for everyone

The long-delayed grab-bag legislative package finally staggers its way out of the legislature and onto the president's desk.


Against all odds, this journalist managed to bike around Las Vegas

They tried to get him to use a motorized scooter instead, but he persevered.


Video: McDonald’s has NO idea what you mean by “pink slime”

McDonald’s wants to show you just how innocuous your McNuggets are.

Climate & Energy

Tunisia’s new constitution calls for climate protection

The country that kicked off the Arab Spring has now committed to fighting global warming.

Climate & Energy

Coal plant accident spews coal ash into North Carolina river

Just last month, Duke Energy insisted there was no reason to clean up its coal-ash piles. Oops.


Rob Ford got busted for … jaywalking

“We can’t bust you for smoking crack or being obnoxious,” the cops’ reasoning seems to be, “but you didn’t wait for the ‘walk’ signal, so WE GOT YOU!”

Climate & Energy

Future near perfect: How humans can still save the day by 2050

In "The World We Made," green guru Jonathon Porritt writes of a future where we fix the planet with renewable energy, smart food systems, and jetpacks. Bonus: It's all possible. (Except maybe the jetpacks.)


Cancer rising? The numbers don’t tell a new story

We shouldn't be so eager to pin cancer on environmental causes that we misread statistics and leap to unsupported conclusions.


Here’s how to travel the entire country without ever getting in a car

This map shows all the intercity transit routes in the U.S.

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