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Climate & Energy

Shell gets massive, involuntary aid package from Alaska, U.S. Coast Guard, and you

Here's how many resources the state and Coast Guard used to help rescue the Kulluk -- and how they'll try to get repaid.

Food

Can fed-up Oregon organic farmers get a GMO ban on the ballot?

A measure on the 2014 ballot would give voters the opportunity to outlaw the farming of GM crops in Southern Oregon.

Cities

Silicon Valley’s ‘unbuilt Manhattan’ is best left unbuilt

Ken Layne at The Awl calls for razing Silicon Valley's suburban hellscape in favor of denser development, but that's not the right way to remake the Bay Area.

Living

Rum promoter won’t be allowed to hold shark-killing tournament

The moron pulled the same stunt in 1975 to celebrate the release of "Jaws."

Politics

House Republican politicking is obviously more fun than supporting Sandy victims

Next week, the House will vote on another Sandy recovery bill -- even as some residents face eviction from FEMA-paid hotels.

Business & Technology

Chevron is pleased with how much money it made last year, which is nice

Glad to see someone's happy.

Cities

Happy 25th anniversary, San Jose’s useless light rail!

God bless the South Bay for trying. But it isn't working.

Climate & Energy

The New York Times dissolves its environment desk

The news isn't necessarily as bleak as it sounds -- and probably reflects worse on its competitors.

Business & Technology

RE-volv is making a community pot of solar gold

A new project aims to finance solar-power systems through a replenishing community fund -- and it's seeking donations.

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