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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.

Climate & Energy

Oil company executive swears at analyst, tries to get recording off the internet

So, here it is!

Food

International cops are on the pirate fishing case

INTERPOL will for the first time ever discuss policing illegal and destructive fisheries.

Living

We are learning mosquitoes are basically invincible

We share this news during the winter in order to prevent a panic.

Climate & Energy

Could extreme weather save farmers from extreme weather?

A bunch of snow for drought-stricken Kansas could be good news for wheat crops -- but they'll need a lot more of it.

Climate & Energy

America thinks we need to fix the climate — after we deal with the deficit

A new Pew poll shows ongoing support for developing renewables and regulating carbon dioxide -- and an ongoing lack of urgency.

Politics

Head of American Petroleum Institute doesn’t see a need to regulate carbon anymore

And if you can't trust Jack Gerard on this issue, who can you trust?

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