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Politics

How the environmental movement can save the environment

What environmentalists are doing isn't working and isn't enough. So what would be?

Food

USDA says crops will do better but food prices will do worse

Some crops may be doing better, the financial cost of last year's drought is only just now hitting our wallets.

Climate & Energy

Tar Sands Blockaders tell their own story in a new documentary

"Blockadia Rising" relates the intense story of activists fighting the ongoing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in East Texas.

Climate & Energy

Pipeline companies will get a $7 billion tax break through 2016

Sequestration? What's that?

Politics

Environmental, conservative, media organizations rank our lovable Congress

Turns out the House kind of sucked? We're looking into this.

Climate & Energy

Louisiana may see the highest-rising seas in the world

Meaning that New Orleans is already well into a race for survival.

Politics

Meet Ernest Moniz, who may or may not be the next secretary of energy

Reaction from environmentalists has been mixed, to put it lightly.

How the junk food industry has encouraged us to eat ourselves to death

The tricks of the processed-food trade are horrifying, but they might also hold the key to marketing healthier stuff, a New York Times Magazine article suggests.

Food

Farmers markets stand to benefit the poor the most

Low-income shoppers are actually the real farmers-market power users, according to a new report.

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