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Climate & Energy

The larger the city, the more it pollutes, right?

NASA tries to answer the question.

Food

Food for bots: Distinguishing the novel from the knee-jerk in the GMO debate

What are the risks of genetically modified food? And how can critics avoid bias when they study them? We take a deeper look.

Climate & Energy

What’s wrong with gorgeous Lake George? Scientists wire it up to find out

As temps rise, Upstate New York's summer icon faces dead zones and declining water quality. But scientists hope a supercomputer solution can turn the tide -- for this lake and others.

Climate & Energy

7 adorable animals imperiled by the Keystone XL pipeline

The Interior Department says that, contrary to State Department findings, the pipeline could wreak havoc on wildlife along its proposed route.

Climate & Energy

Climate change and “environmental journalism”

Climate change is not an "environmental problem" and it can't be adequately covered by the shrinking ranks of environmental journalists.

Food

6 mind-boggling facts about farms in China

China's industrial behemoth hasn't just fouled up the vast nation's water; it's also taken a big bite out of its land.

Food

Who’s paying for GMO-labeling initiative campaigns?

So far, supporters of a Washington state ballot measure have spent four times as much as opponents.

Climate & Energy

Hurricane enable: How climate change is mixing up bigger, badder storms

Humans are playing bartender with the climate, and it doesn't bode well for your beach vacation.

Climate & Energy

California’s unusual plan to cut greenhouse gases

Here's how the Bay Area, Sacramento, and San Diego are cutting greenhouse gases in response to S.B. 375.