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Climate & Energy

Japan plans world’s largest offshore wind farm near Fukushima

Having for some reason soured on nuclear power.

Food

USDA offers up new seed money for small farmers

The new $35,000 loans could help bolster small, local farming outfits.

Politics

Sandy aid passes the House, no thanks to a few states

After only 80 days of feet-dragging, real relief is headed for the East Coast.

Politics

Crop insurance claims likely to hit $16 billion in wake of 2012 drought

Raising two questions: Can we cut costs? And: What happens when such drought becomes the norm?

Politics

Interior Secretary Salazar to step down

We'll remember him for opening federal land to renewable development and, sadly, for letting Shell drill in the Arctic.

Virginia AG Cuccinelli leads charge to yank renewable energy credits

It's certainly got nothing to do with his political ambitions, of course.

Climate & Energy

North Frackota’s population boom means more young men — and more problems

Thanks to the fracking boom, the ratio of men to women tops 3 to 2 in some places of North Dakota -- and harassment and assault are on the rise.

Climate & Energy

‘Sustainable communities’ give Glenn Beck nightmares

Glenn Beck made this fun word cloud of his biggest green fears, from "social justice" to "restoration." Thanks, Glenn Beck!

Politics

Farmers hope to plow the way for sustainable U.S. hemp

Farmers in Colorado, Kentucky, and Virginia want to plant hemp, federal government be damned.

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