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Meet your new fossil fuel-loving GOP senators

Some are blatant climate deniers. Others hedge on the issue. But they all agree that we should do nothing to stop it.

Climate & Energy

How climate change is like street harassment

It is difficult to convince people that their actions have, knowingly or unknowingly, contributed to substantial aggregate harms. It's true of catcalling women on the street and it's true of climate change.

Food

GMO labeling laws keep failing. Here’s why we can expect more

GMO-labeling initiatives have lost four times now, but proponents are tenacious. Until we actually try out the idea, we'll be stuck on infinite replay.

WHOLE HOG

Giant hog farms are making people sick. Here’s why it’s a civil rights issue.

Communities of color in North Carolina have to endure bronchitis, asthma, and even high blood pressure caused by massive pools of pig poo. Ick.

Food

The Amish: Makers of jam, fine cabinetry, and polluted rivers

Their small, pastoral farms belie an outsized impact on streams, rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay. Now the feds are cracking down.

Food

Hey! Did somebody frack my favorite beer?

A reader worries about fracking water tainting beer. Umbra hops to it.

Politics

Chevron spent $72 per voter to defeat these green candidates — and failed

A refinery town's activist and green governing coalition prevails in the face of an oil company's millions.

Politics

Green groups spent millions on the midterms. What did it get them?

That money — it looks like there was at least $85 million — bought a lot of ads. But on Election Day, it's not clear that it paid off.

Climate & Energy

Get ready for another extremely cold winter starting NOW

We'd joke that winter is coming, but our tongues are stuck to a light pole.

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