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Food

How do Whole Foods’ $6 cupcakes help Detroit’s urban poor?

A reporter's deep dive into Whole Foods' Detroit launch suggests that it will take more to change the inner-city foodscape than one new store.

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Congress is trying to squash one of the few examples of American leadership on climate

Obama has banned U.S. investment in most overseas coal plants. Republicans and fossil-fuel-loving Democrats want to undo that ban.

Three-ding circus

These terrible governors won reelection and will keep on wreaking environmental havoc

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Florida’s Rick Scott, and Maine’s Paul LePage were all vulnerable -- and they all triumphed anyway.

Take the #2

This poo-powered bus runs on the regular as long as you do

Move over, Popemobile. The poopmobile is heaven scent.

Climate & Energy

No surprise, October was the hottest one ever

We're starting to sound like a broken heat record.

Politics

Republicans were wrong about China’s climate commitment

The world's top emitter is pledging to cap coal use starting in 2020.

Cities

Your city’s water would be cleaner if it had a magic island in it

Floating wetlands feed on nitrogen pollution in streams and ponds, stifling gross algal blooms and bringing some wildness back into cities.

Climate & Energy

Farming in the face of climate change? Monsanto has an app for that

The GMO giant wants to help you beat climate change … with your phone.

Living

After you pop the pill, what to do with the trash?

A reader says her contraceptive is over-packaged. Umbra says you should see the packaging that kids come with these days.

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