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Parks and recreation

Obama creates whole new national monument to celebrate National Park System’s 100th birthday

Adding to the 265 million acres he's protected in his administration.

Queer Eye For The Farm Guy

Lesbian farmers are taking over the country, if you believe Rush Limbaugh

The frothy-mouthed radio personality painted a dystopian picture of our agricultural future on his show last week. (Actually, it sounds OK.)

#notallsolarprojects

Why some enviros are cheering the death of a solar project

A coalition of local residents, businesses, and even National Park Service officials opposed the proposed project near the Mojave.

the biggest loser

Antarctica is about to lose a chunk of ice the size of Delaware

It could destabilize one of the continent's largest ice shelves.

Climate & Energy

Climate activists arrested while protesting offshore drilling

As Obama toured the flooding damage in Louisiana, activists called out "climate injustice" in New Orleans.

Dakota Access

There’s a new mega-pipeline in town. Here’s why it has so many protesters in the trenches.

A court battle is one of the last obstacles remaining in Dakota Access' way.

the root of all evil

Climate change will cost millennials more than student debt or the Great Recession

Young people will be $187,000 poorer thanks to our rapidly changing planet.

coke zero, berkeley 1

Soda tax might be working better than expected

Berkeley residents are drinking about two fewer sugary drinks per week since the tax started, according to a new study.

Tex-Mess

Texas, keystone of the pro-life movement, sure is seeing a lot of maternal deaths

A new study shows Texas' maternal mortality rate doubling between 2010 and 2014, which the authors deem "highly unusual."