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Food

We’re hooked on this map of industrial fishing

This will make it easier to crack down on boats that are overfishing or illegally fishing in some of the most vulnerable parts of the oceans.

Climate & Energy

The Dark Lord of Coal Country could (finally) spend time behind bars

Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, has been indicted on charges that could land him in jail for 30 years.

Climate & Energy

Phew! Texas textbook publisher ditches climate denial

Pearson, the world's largest education publisher, nixes climate denial from its Texas textbook. Huzzah!

Going for a hat trick?

Now that China and the U.S. have a climate deal, will India step up next?

India is the world's No. 3 carbon emitter, and now it's in the hot seat.

Shocking news

Your odds of getting struck by lightning just increased

Thanks, climate change.

Here be ocean acidification

This map shows where we’ve screwed the oceans most

Now we know exactly which places are suffering most from ocean acidification.

Caught Wet-handed

California drought leads to a black market for water

California's worst-in-history drought is creating a whole new revenue stream for water poachers.

the ride stuff

Bikes created 655,000 jobs in Europe

That's more than the entire European mining and quarrying industry -- not bad for a hippie hobby, right?

Climate & Energy

No, Obama’s carbon limits won’t mean massive power outages

Our electric grid's overseer warns that the EPA’s Clean Power Plan threatens the reliability of our power systems, but climate change itself is a bigger danger to dependability.

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