USDA backpedals on healthy school-lunch rules

After kids and conservatives complained, the agency is lifting limits on the amount of meats and grains that can be served in school meals.

Climate & Energy

America wants to unleash its gas on other countries

There's a glut of natural gas in the U.S., so producers are looking to export overseas.

Climate & Energy

Here’s how you can get conservatives to care about the environment

"Purity, patriotism and reverence for a higher authority" motivate conservatives to care about the environment. Moral arguments, not so much.

Business & Technology

We got a copy of the subpoena Chevron sent a rebellious shareholder

Chevron's lawyers are going after shareholders who want the company to face up to damage from extensive pollution in the Ecuadorean rainforest.


Rural America: Poorer, less populous, less powerful — but now with fracking!

Some rural areas are getting a big economic boost from oil and gas development, but many other areas are still struggling.


New York’s bike share gets a new new new new new launch date

NYC's bike-sharing program is now expected to start up in May 2013. If you're adding that to your calendar, do so in pencil.

Climate & Energy

Projections for future carbon emissions in U.S. keep dropping — but the emissions keep rising

It's kind of like learning that you're going to be shot to death with fewer bullets.

Climate & Energy

Sandy’s aftermath: Economy, jobs, housing hit hard — but for how long?

Those who can leave areas most at-risk from future storms will, further exacerbating the challenges of low-income residents who can't.

Climate & Energy

The U.N. climate conference wraps up, and now all of our problems are solved

Except for our climate problems.

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