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Climate & Energy

Could wildfires undermine California’s grand climate goals?

California has the most ambitious climate plan in the nation, but if it loses too many trees to fire, it will have a hard time meeting its targets.

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Climate & Energy

Democratic voters care about climate change, and they could put the heat on Clinton

Fifteen percent of Democrats in a new poll said climate change was their top priority. That’s enough to push the issue into the spotlight.

With Farms Wide Open

From farmworker to farm owner: One man’s story of the American dream

What is the bigger challenge: Going from farmworker to farmer, or immigrant to citizen?

Politics

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to tell Ben Carson is clueless on climate

The Republican presidential hopeful spouts off on science, the economy, and other things he doesn’t understand.

Climate & Energy

Doctors are already seeing links between climate change and their patients’ health

Public health leaders, doctors, and nurses are seeing more respiratory illnesses, cardiovascular disease, heat-related deaths, and other problems.

Climate & Energy

Boston’s airport is going green(ish)

Airport officials plan to cut emissions and plan for sea level rise. Good luck!

Chicken Fun

Give the chickens in your life, dead or alive, a little love today

On International Respect for Chickens Day, we have some tips on how to be a bonafide Ally of Chickens. (You can still eat them.)

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Ticks are spreading — and so is Lyme disease

Warming temperatures expand the range of ticks, lengthen the season, and increase the chances of one giving you Lyme disease. Shudder.