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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.

Climate & Energy

Oh no, the Doomsday Clock didn’t change at all

Despite our inexorably advancing toward massive climate upheaval, the archaic Doomsday Clock stayed at 11:55.

Business & Technology

California’s nutty farmland values are spiking

An overseas appetite for California almonds and pistachios has sent farm values soaring.

Politics

More Hill staff go on to lobby for the oil industry, because this is how politics works

Relationships are the name of the game. And Big Oil knows how to play the game.

Climate & Energy

2012, the hottest year in U.S. history, was one of the coldest years this century globally

Only one year pre-2000 was hotter than 2012, the tenth-hottest in history.

Politics

As the House votes on Sandy aid, dudgeon and hypocrisy are in full effect

Congress will approve some funding, but certainly far less than the amount Obama requested.

Cities

Feds mark territory all over L.A. wildlife habitat

Weeks after destroying dozens of acres of wildlife habitat, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is mum on why they did it.

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