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Food

Wasted food is a huge climate problem

If wasted food were a country, it would be the world's third largest contributor to climate change, after China and the U.S.

Climate & Energy

Bills will make it easier for Californians to buy and sell solar power

Soon it will be simpler for renters, schools, and others to buy renewable energy, and for people with solar panels to sell their power onto the grid.

Climate & Energy

America warming up to new hydropower

The Obama administration is pushing to install hydropower plants at existing dams, which could boost U.S. hydropower capacity by 15 percent.

Climate & Energy

Deadly 1,000-year floods strike Colorado

Flooding centered in Boulder, Colo., is so extreme that the National Weather Service called it "biblical." And it's just the latest climate-related disaster to strike the region.

Politics

Senate stupidity stalls action on bipartisan energy-efficiency bill

The Shaheen-Portman bill, which has wide support, is being derailed by amendments on Keystone XL, Obamacare, and EPA power-plant regulations.

Climate & Energy

Big biz fights Obama admin’s calculations on carbon costs

America's biggest and dirtiest industries say the government shouldn't try to tally up the climate-related costs of fossil-fuel burning.

Climate & Energy

ExxonMobil company charged with fracking-related crimes

Pennsylvania is going after the company for spilling frackwater into a river. The company responds with Orwellian logic, arguing that the case will "discourage good environmental practices."

Climate & Energy

Let’s fight the 1 percent — of power plants

Nearly 1 percent of U.S. power plants -- 50 of them, all fueled by coal -- produce 30 percent of the power sector's CO2 pollution.

Food

Hay contaminated with Monsanto GMOs rejected for export

A Washington farmer grew a GMO-free crop of alfalfa, but an exporter wouldn't take it because it appeared to have been tainted by the genetically modified variety.