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Living

For the price of a few dead whales, Spain gets to grow food in the desert

Attempts at turning a desert into a greenhouse have serious consequences for Mediterranean sea life.

Climate & Energy

Global temperatures are at a 4,000-year high

A new, in-depth study looks at temperatures stretching back 11,300 years, and the news doesn't bode well.

Climate & Energy

Cluefulness on climate change is on the rise, even among Republicans

Two-thirds of Americans now know that the globe is warming, including 51 percent of Republicans, according to new polling.

Climate & Energy

Pollution spurs more Chinese protests than any other issue

Rage over environmental abuses has become the leading cause of riots and civil unrest in China.

Food

New bill would crack down on fish fraud

Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has introduced legislation that would track fish from ocean to plate to help diners know what they're eating.

Climate & Energy

Schools across the U.S. will soon start teaching real climate science

Thanks to new science education standards, most of America's students will learn about climate change during science class.

Climate & Energy

Superstorm Sandy aid dollars go to rebuilding in flood-prone areas

The vast majority of federal loans to rebuild in New York City and New Jersey post-Sandy are going to properties in flood zones.

Politics

BUILD Act could make it easier to green toxic brownfields

A bipartisan Senate bill would help the EPA and local communities clean up contaminated sites -- good news for the economy and the environment.

Climate & Energy

California town could require solar power on every new house

If the mayor gets his way, the desert town of Lancaster in Southern California would set a precedent for other sunny cities.

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