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Food

‘Soul Food Junkies’ digs into African American food history and habits

Byron Hurt's film aims to "speak directly to an African American audience" in ways that other food films haven't.

Climate & Energy

The 32 most alarming charts from the government’s climate change report

The government’s new climate-change report is loaded with charts that outline the heat waves, droughts, and floods that will become the new normal where you live. Here are the 32 scariest.

Living

California enjoys and/or suffers from a historic baby bust

The Golden State's birthrate has dropped to 1.94 and economists are freaking out.

Business & Technology

BP kinda hoping the government can ignore a few hundred million barrels of spilled Gulf oil

After all, paying for what they did is already pretty expensive.

Politics

Why the environmental movement couldn’t get cap-and-trade passed

A new study from a Harvard political scientist offers suggestions on winning climate fights -- over time.

Business & Technology

Shell’s Arctic drilling flunks even the lax air pollution standards it weakened

The hits keep on coming.

Climate & Energy

Beijing air pollution goes off the charts as electricity use climbs

The thick yellow air over China's capital city bodes poorly for life in its still-hot economy.

Politics

Pinnacles in California named as 59th national park

But under Obama, far, far less land has been protected than under other recent presidents -- even George W. Bush.

Food

German neo-Nazis take to organic farming

Environmentalism is not necessarily Green.

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