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Food

Hawaiians fight back against GMO experiments

Monsanto and other agro-giants use Hawaii as a testing ground for GMO crops and accompanying agricultural chemicals. Local lawmakers are trying to rein them in.

Climate & Energy

Oil trains and terminals could be coming to the Northwest

Plans are afoot to build the region's biggest oil shipping terminal in Vancouver, Wash. -- and that's just one of many proposals for moving more oil through the Northwest by rail and ship.

Climate & Energy

What’s up with Gina McCarthy’s nomination to head the EPA?

Obama nominated her four months ago, but Republicans have been holding up the process. Might they finally be ready to let it proceed?

Food

Oregon bans some insecticides following bee deaths

After 50,000 bumblebees were wiped out by pesticide spraying, Oregon decided to outlaw use of the offending products for six months.

Climate & Energy

U.S. will help electrify Africa, but will the energy be clean or dirty?

President Obama has launched a new Power Africa initiative to bring more electricity to the continent, but the details are fuzzy.

Business & Technology

Chinese wind power company charged with stealing American trade secrets

The U.S. Justice Department accuses the Chinese company of "corporate homicide" for stealing software from a U.S. company, leading to the loss of 500 jobs and $800 million.

Climate & Energy

House responds to Obama’s climate plan with an offshore drilling plan

On Friday, the House passed a bill that would open huge chunks of U.S. coastline to oil and gas drilling.

Climate & Energy

Centuries worth of CO2 emissions could be stored underground, but at what cost?

America's geologic basins might be able to hold 500 years worth of emissions, but it would be really tricky and pricey to make it happen.

Climate & Energy

In win for fish, oil companies allowed to abandon old rigs

Offshore drilling rigs serve as artificial reefs, creating habitat for fish, so fisherman and enviros pushed for rule changes that would let some rigs be left in place.

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