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Business & Technology

Villains behind W.Va. toxic spill are back spilling again

Remember the guys who poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 West Virginians? Their new company has been cited eight times for environmental violations.

Food

Want to create a new generation of farmers? Forgive their college debt

A new campaign calls on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to recognize farming as a public good.

Wheely Delicious

Food bikes combine our two favorite things

From bakeries on wheels in Pittsburgh to mobile taquerias in Oakland, brewers, chefs, baristas, and farmers alike are turning to bikes.

Food

Do your best nature impression, feed the world, and win a prize

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is looking for great nature-inspired ideas to improve the food system.

Politics

Americans like stuff that sounds good, polls find

The public prefers things like clean air and clean energy, but that doesn't mean progressives will win on those issues.

Politics

Why Obama should crack down on gassy cows

Obama's new methane regulations don’t pass the smell test.

Living

Watch me get an IUD — for the planet

Sometimes, doing the most sustainable thing for your uterus means you get to go to McDonald's afterward.

Virtuous cycle

Peer-to-peer bike rentals are more principle than profit

Spinlister, the Airbnb-style rent-a-bike service, wants to help give cyclists access to wheels, wherever they may find themselves.

Food

Solving hunger is simple — end poverty. Gulp.

Trying to end poverty may seem like a tall order if all you want to do is make sure people don't starve. But there's plenty we can do -- and a lot we even agree on.