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Whales, fed up with being fished, take revenge on fishermen

In Alaska, once overfished sperm whales are striking back against fishermen by eating all of their fish. This is one whale's tale.

Business & Technology

2 years ago, the bad guys pledged to go good on rainforests. How’d they do?

Asia Pulp and Paper said it would stop cutting down Indonesian forests. Now, green groups say, it has delivered on much of its promises.

Climate & Energy

Why is Harvard buying vineyards in drought-ravaged California?

Harvard University's endowment fund bought 10,000 acres in the famed Paso Robles wine region.

Climate & Energy

Warmer seas make for a transoceanic fish party

A melting Arctic is opening the path between the Atlantic and Pacific -- which could mean potential disaster for ocean ecosystems.

Food

Beyoncé wants you to become a vegan

And by "become a vegan," we mean she wants you to pay her personal trainer $600 to spoon-feed you lentil bowls.

Gender Studies

Guess who’s coming to dinner? Body politics, lady butchers, and feminism

Render, a new food magazine based in Portland, wants to change the way you think about eating.

Living

5 most absurd Super Bowl commercials

These ads tell us What Americans Want Now -- and as we know, our spending habits are the biggest part of our climate impact.

Food

Why free trade and government regulation should be BFFs

Forget about the trade-offs between free commerce and regulation. Poor farmers need government both to help build markets and to trim red tape.

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What’s lighter on the land, sugar beets or sugarcane?

A reader wonders where best to get her sugar fix. Umbra gets granular.

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