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Living

Hundreds of new winter farmers markets open for the season

There are 52 percent more farmers markets open this winter than there were last winter. Stock up on that kale!

Cities

How New York’s poor ended up along its vulnerable coast

Decades-old urban planning efforts have resulted in many lower-income New Yorkers living along the city's coastlines.

Climate & Energy

Will the devastated monarch butterfly take flight again?

Activists are working to help these cute bugs rise to their former glory.

Politics

House GOP finds perfect energy committee staffer in the energy industry

I know! We were surprised, too!

Climate & Energy

Natural gas is eating coal’s lunch in the Southeast

The Southeastern U.S., traditionally a coal-reliant area, is gradually shifting to natural gas as an electricity source.

Cities

China’s going greener, even if it means flattening 700 mountains

Expanding the country's dirtiest city will mean flattening the landscape.

Climate & Energy

Unless hell freezes over, 2012 will be the hottest year in U.S. history

And we basically mean that literally.

Climate & Energy

The 2012 Arctic report card: We’re going to need some summer school

Assuming that summer school involves desperately trying to keep ice from melting.

Climate & Energy

NYC Mayor Bloomberg calls for climate preparedness, reviews Sandy recovery

The mayor's legacy will be how New York handles the climate crisis. In a big speech this morning, he presented his vision.

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