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Cut above: Cooking with grass-fed beef

A new book by Lynne Curry covers everything from how grass becomes beef to the basics of butchery -- with plenty of recipes along the way.


Risky business: A look inside the black heart of a Goliath oil company

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Steve Coll tells us why ExxonMobil pulled its funding from climate denial campaigns -- and why we may never be able to hold the company accountable for the damage it did.

Toward a future that makes sense

What would a future that makes sense look like? What would it mean to do it right, to stay within carbon and other resource limits while enjoying a high quality of life?


The way we farm now: Fruit and vegetables vs. commodity crops [INFOGRAPHIC]

Did you know that if everyone in the country wanted to eat their daily recommendations of fruit and vegetables we wouldn't have nearly enough? See the big picture of American farming in this infographic.

Natural Gas

Against the grain: Fracking companies mine rural Wisconsin for sand

Fracking companies are storming rural Wisconsin, bringing money and misery with them. But they're not after natural gas: They're mining sand crucial to drilling operations everywhere. Inside the environmental nightmare you know nothing about.

Farm Bill

Politicians, advocates make an 11th-hour push for a better farm bill

Do you have something to say about the $85 billion bill that will shape the nation's food and farming landscape for the next five years? Congress is digging down into the details, but it's not …


Let’s end polluter welfare

We can't afford to give away more than $110 billion to the oil, gas, and coal industries over the next decade. That's why I've introduced the End Polluter Welfare Act.

Renewable Energy

U.S. military kicks more ass by using less fossil-fuel energy

To understand the promise of renewable energy for the U.S. military, start as far from D.C. as possible -- say, with a company of Marines in Afghanistan.


And the winner for greenest building is … that old thing?

New awards roll out the “green carpet” for old buildings that have been given eco-tastic upgrades you probably can’t even see.