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Climate & Energy

Frackers near you could be breaking the rules — and you’d probably never know

Just three states have readily accessible databases of violations by oil and gas companies.

Hearts of palm

48 hours that changed the future of rainforests

Inside the high-stakes negotiations with the world's largest palm oil corporation.

Cenaceananigans

Now you can listen to the world’s largest collection of whale sounds

This archive of whale and dolphin recordings is basically "Humpback for Beginners," we assume.

Food

Are your reusable grocery bags making you fat?

A Harvard Business School study found a trend: Shoppers with reusable bags were more likely to buy treats for themselves.

Climate & Energy

Hello, state lawmakers: Want to ignore climate change? Prepare to lose FEMA funding

New FEMA guidelines could push states to consider how climate change will affect their communities in order to gain access to funding.

Cities

New U.S.-Canada bridge will carve through one of Detroit’s loneliest neighborhoods

Delray residents, already hit hard by one urban freeway, wonder if they'll get anything in return this time.

Food

USDA kicks in $31 million to help poor people eat better

New grants support community programs that give food stamp recipients more bang for their fruit and vegetable bucks.

Climate & Energy

Climate warning labels could be coming to a gas pump near you

San Francisco and Berkeley want to apply the tobacco-labeling approach to fuel.

Climate & Energy

Shell inches closer to spilling oil all over the Arctic

The Obama administration has given Shell another OK for its plans to drill again off the coast of Alaska, even though spills are expected.