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Pesticides are killing off America’s birds

Pesticide use is the leading cause of a nationwide decline of grassland bird species, beating out habitat loss, according to a new study.

Food

Global food giants get bad grades on environment and ethics

A new report from Oxfam finds that multinational processed food purveyors don't treat their workers or the environment very well.

Climate & Energy

Climate change could kill big U.S. reservoirs

Lake Mead and Lake Powell could be toast as the climate gets hotter and water gets scarcer, according to a new study.

Climate & Energy

Pro-fracking petition with fake signatures embarrasses gas association

The Colorado Oil and Gas Association wants to retract its pro-fracking petition after a newspaper revealed it was bogus.

Climate & Energy

Blazing tires will no longer power Illinois homes

A company that burned tires to produce dirty electricity in Illinois has agreed to shutter its facility following civil rights complaints.

Business & Technology

Can Yahoo be more ‘efficient’ with more workers driving to the office?

What could this decision mean for other telecommuters, and for the planet?

Business & Technology

Notoriously polluting Carnival Cruise Lines faces legal troubles

Legal actions against Carnival cruise ships don't call out its eco-ills, but we'll take what we can get.

Food

Organic tomatoes are healthier for you, researchers find

Organically grown tomatoes contain more vitamin C and cancer-fighting phenols than their conventional peers, according to a new study.

Climate & Energy

Southern section of Keystone XL pipeline is already halfway done

The pipeline could be pumping oil by the end of this year, TransCanada says. And when it's complete, temporary construction jobs will disappear.