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Alabama wants to use Gulf restoration funds to build a $60 million beachfront hotel

The hotel was destroyed six years before the BP oil spill but could get millions in restoration funds anyway.

Chevron wants to fund science class. What could go wrong?

Some teachers aren't having it.

Europe’s plastic bag rule is a breath of fresh air

The compromise aims to cut single-use bags by 80 percent.

Take the #2

This poo-powered bus runs on the regular as long as you do

Move over, Popemobile. The poopmobile is heaven scent.

DAY OF THE DUMPS

One man wants us all to sh*t equally. So he started World Toilet Day

You've gotta fight. For your right. To pooooootty.

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We’re eating chocolate faster than we can grow it

Climate change is fueling a global chocolate shortage -- and we aren't helping.

Big Oil doesn’t even need Keystone — all the more reason to kill it

The Keystone XL battle is mostly symbolic at this point, which makes winning even more important.

Shrimpercise

What a shrimp treadmill can teach us about science funding

Republicans contend that a shrimp treadmill isn't worth $3 million. They're right: It's priceless. (And only cost $47.)

We’re hooked on this map of industrial fishing

This will make it easier to crack down on boats that are overfishing or illegally fishing in some of the most vulnerable parts of the oceans.