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Climate & Energy

Prepare to be schooled on climate change, America

A quarter of Americans don't believe in climate change. The White House wants to change that.

Food

From Hazard to Flippin, White House promotes local food in awesomely named towns

$800,000 for food-system improvements may be peanuts on a federal scale, but even peanuts can make a difference at the local level.

Breast Intentions

The Daily Show reminds us “pink fracking” against breast cancer is the most ridiculous thing ever

Fracking company Baker Hughes painted 1,000 drill bits pink to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Yep: no hypocrisy there.

Food

Finally, a GMO debate without shouting

Intelligence Squared takes on a contentious issue in a clear way, and the resulting video makes for a great primer on GMOs.

Climate & Energy

Why climate hawks are on the left, like it or not

Climate change is a global injustice that markets won't solve on their own; it will require government intervention and international cooperation.

Climate & Energy

This guy’s typhoon tweets make the climate crisis urgent, touching, and funny all at once

As Super Typhoon Hagupit bears down on the Philippines, the country's climate commissioner is pleading for action -- and making a few jokes.

Climate & Energy

Dear U.N.: Coal plants don’t count as climate-friendly projects

Japan spent $1 billion building coal plants in Indonesia and claimed it was "climate financing." Green groups are calling bullsh*t and demanding reform.

Politics

Meet the BART-stopping woman behind “Black Lives Matter”

Two activists who devised the phrase "Black Lives Matter" discuss its origins -- and why they took their demonstration to the Bay Area's transit system last week.

Climate & Energy

Yep, Antarctica is melting away faster than ever

A new report from NASA and UC-Irvine confirms — again — that Antarctica is melting away.

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