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Climate & Energy

Support for climate action is the new normal in U.S.

Most Americans support efforts to boost green energy and combat global warming, though exuberance for climate action numbed a little over winter.

Food

American meat labeling laws bolstered; Canadians indignant

You're about to get a whole lot of information about where your meat came from. Which displeases the Canadians, who say Americans discriminate against their livestock.

Climate & Energy

Disappearing glaciers: Now you see them, now you don’t

Glaciers worldwide aren't aging well. Watch some of the most famous ones fade before your eyes in this fascinating (and scary) interactive feature.

Cities

Spared by climate change: The 10 best cities to ride out hot times

Here are the places we’ll all be running to as the rest of the world goes to hell.

Food

Chemical creep: Farmers return to pesticides as GMO corn loses bug resistance

As the crop-ravaging rootworm grows immune to Monsanto's Bt corn, farmers go back to spraying pesticides to protect their crops.

Climate & Energy

Utilities for dummies, part 2: Why we need competitive electricity markets (with fennec foxes!)

The electricity system is currently set up as a dumb commodity system to provide cheap power. What we need is a smart system to provide energy services. To get there, we have to change utilities.

Food

Gut punch: Monsanto could be destroying your microbiome

The EPA and its buddies in agribusiness just quietly upped your recommended daily allowance of Roundup. This could be seriously bad news for your belly.

Cities

Screwed by climate change: 10 cities that will be hardest hit

We’ll all feel the heat, but some more than others. Here’s our salute to the cities most at risk as temperatures rise.

Climate & Energy

In GOP-run House, has science left the building?

Rep. Lamar Smith is calling for "thoughtful" discussion of climate change, but his main thought is just that we should approve Keystone XL. Here's what he and other Republicans are missing.