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Texas official is freaking out about school ‘Meatless Monday’

Texas' top agriculture official, Todd Staples, lashes out at a school district for its radical decision to go meat-free one day a week.

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The drought is destroying California’s organic dairy farms

For 20 years, organics have provided a future for a dying industry. Dry times are changing that.


Why Nebraska is doing food education right

How this Omaha Chevy is building a better food system.

Climate & Energy

This legendary accounting firm ran the numbers on climate change

We're 20 years away from catastrophe, says PricewaterhouseCoopers.


How much water does a lawn really need?

A reader frets that her employer runs the sprinklers non-stop. Umbra says over-watering is a total turnoff.


Why Americans love to hate the train — and always have

A cross-country train trip serves as a reminder that Big Rail once called all the shots, until we pushed back against its reshaping of the U.S. landscape.


Black colleges deserve a spot in the green schools rankings

The Sierra Club's latest list of the greenest colleges doesn't include a single historically black college or university -- and that's not right.


Why Montana is doing beef right

How Bozeman's Montana Meat Co. is building a better food system.

Climate & Energy

Living close to a fracking well could have given you that rash

A new study from Yale -- the largest of its kind -- shows a correlation between living near a fracking site and having health problems.

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