Let us explain how Hanukkah is the festival of fossil fuel conservation

Watch our video to learn about our favorite Jewish holiday -- and how to make three different kinds of latkes.


Good news: Bananas aren’t going extinct. Bad news: They are in trouble

While the popular Cavendish banana may someday vanish from the produce aisle, it won't disappear entirely.

Business & Technology

In times of smog, some Beijing businesses get creative

To drum up business, one bar is offering a smog discount on beer.


Farmers hold the key to climate change action in the United States

Farmers could be big winners in any program to fight climate change. The author of a new book explains why they've hung back so far.

Crazy clip shows what happens when you connect gas bags to cows

Watch a time-lapse video to see how much methane these gassy beasts emit.

Climate & Energy

Here’s why Monsanto and Big Food are finally speaking up about climate change

Why did Monsanto pledge to go carbon-neutral by 2021? (Hint: It’s not all about altruism.)


Here’s how to do GMO labeling so everyone wins

A New York Times editorial gives the push to label GMOs some cover in policy-wonk land -- and helps broaden the discussion over food-system transparency.

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Soft drink tax war to bubble up in cities across the U.S.

Soda taxes are finally gaining traction. Next year, they might appear at the polling booth in a city near you.