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Climate & Energy

Insurance companies on climate change: ‘What climate change?’

Many insurance firms are clueless when it comes to climate change. Allstate and Travelers question its very existence.

Food

NYC judge throws out Bloomberg’s big sugar drink ban

Will Bloomberg try again, or focus on banning evil soda cups now instead?

Climate & Energy

N.Y. Times and Thomas Friedman call for killing Keystone

The New York Times editorial board and Times columnist Thomas Friedman have both come out swinging against the Keystone XL pipeline.

Climate & Energy

Forests growing in thawed-out Arctic

Thanks to climate change, millions of square miles of new trees and shrubs are turning the far north green, say researchers. And that's not good.

Living

Smash patriarchy, save the planet

Fighting climate change also means fighting for women's safety and equality.

Food

Everyone to Asia: We don’t want your stinkin’ unsustainable palm oil

Dunkin's dumping the stuff from its donuts, Norway's draining it from its investments, and palm-oil producers are left holding the greasy bag.

Food

Whole Foods to label frankenfoods by 2018

While states debate the merits of labeling GMO foods, grocery stores lead the way by voluntarily honoring customers' right to know what they're eating.

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.

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