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5 more things to celebrate besides the big new climate deal

We’ve cherry-picked a few other good news items to keep your serotonin levels elevated.

Where There's Smoke ...

Getting stoned in Boulder will now come with a carbon fee

Boulder County, in the weed kingdom of Colorado, plans to start charging pot producers extra to offset their carbon costs.

Food

Disruptive mayo is now a thing, and it’s spreading

A corporate giant sues a feisty startup over the right to call an egg-free product "mayo."

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At this hyper-green eatery, climate change will be the main course

Three Bay Area entrepreneurs have set out to create a restaurant where learning about the climate is positively delicious.

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California’s new coffee farm isn’t your average joe

Jay Ruskey is the first farmer in the continental U.S. to grow coffee commercially. Here's what that means for the future of coffee.

Food

For farmers, using pesticides is a lot like picking the wrong smartphone

"Path dependency" is when a choice of technologies hems in your future. Is that happening today as developing countries build out their farming systems?

Fry 'em in a pan, Stan

There must be 50 ways to prep potatoes

Too often overlooked in a world of more beautiful vegetables, potatoes deserve to be shown off, starting with this Rösti.

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.

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.

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