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Food

GMO-free ingredients are tough to round up in the U.S.

Consumers want GMO-free products, but food manufacturers are having an exceptionally difficult time finding ingredients that haven't had their genes tinkered with.

Climate & Energy

Fukushima meltdown’s latest victims: American uranium jobs

The feds are shutting down a Kentucky facility that enriches uranium as the world shies away from nuclear power.

Politics

Chesapeake oil? Offshore drilling pushed by Virginia lawmakers

Terry McAuliffe opposed drilling when he last ran for governor of Virginia. Then he lost and Deepwater Horizon happened. Now he's running again as a drilling fan.

Politics

GOP to Obama on Keystone: Don’t think about climate

With Democratic support for Keystone XL floundering, some say that Obama could link its approval to new climate change rules. Republican senators beg him not to.

Food

As world marches against Monsanto, senators protect it from labeling laws

Food activists in hundreds of cities around the world turned out Saturday to protest against Monsanto. So far, Capitol Hill isn't getting the message.

Cities

Zen and the art of bridge maintenance

When it comes to U.S. transportation infrastructure, we'd rather build new roads than deal with the old ones -- or the bigger questions about how we get around.

Climate & Energy

Fracking accident leaks benzene into Colorado stream

Benzene levels soared in a Colorado creek after a natural gas facility spilled hundreds of barrels of natural gas liquid. So why haven't those responsible been fined?

Climate & Energy

Arctic base evacuated as ice dissolves beneath researchers’ feet

With an emergency rescue underway, Russia's 70-year tradition of placing research stations atop floating chunks of Arctic ice could be over.

Climate & Energy

Support for climate action is the new normal in U.S.

Most Americans support efforts to boost green energy and combat global warming, though exuberance for climate action numbed a little over winter.

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