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8 things you should know about plastic in the ocean

Turns out, when it comes to plastic gunk in the ocean there are more questions than answers.


Why South Dakota is doing sustainable agriculture right

How the Dakota Lakes Research Farm is building a better food system.

Business & Technology

Nissan just built a plug-in El Camino, and it hauls a lotta kale

Engineers have turned a Leaf into a redneck hippie’s dream car. We're calling it the El-ectric Camino.


You’ll fall in love with this heart-shaped solar power plant

All solar farms are lovely, but this one will downright steal your heart.

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The Saudi Arabia of the South Pacific

How Australia became the dirtiest polluter in the developed world.

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Kerry calls world leaders to arms for oceans’ sake

The secretary of state is hitting overfishing and pollution issues hard, and calling international leaders to do their part.


GMO-free cereal? Middle America shrugs

Cheerios has been touting its freedom from genetic modification for months now, but General Mills says the label has not goosed cereal sales.

Climate & Energy

America’s newest national park is twice the size of Texas and underwater

The Pacific Remote Islands National Marine Monument is so big it makes the Lone Star state look like a stroll in the park.

Climate & Energy

Obama can’t do a lot to help poor countries deal with climate change, but he’s doing a little

The president can't commit to the U.N. Green Climate Fund because Congress won't go along, but he's going to factor climate resilience into international development plans. Hey, it's something.