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Climate & Energy

Global food prices to spike, reserves to plummet in 2013

That food you're eating right now? You may want put it in a safety deposit box, because global price spikes and plummeting reserves mean some places could go hungry as soon as 2013.

Climate & Energy

Is ExxonMobil trying to pipe tar-sands oil through New England?

Enviro groups have gathered evidence suggesting that big oil interests want to send tar-sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to Portland, Maine.

Climate & Energy

Obama admin lays out welcome mat for big solar projects in the West

Six Western states could soon see new commercial-scale solar projects on public land, thanks to a plan from the Interior Department.

Climate & Energy

Norway to double carbon tax on oil industry, use money to help world

Norway is raising its carbon tax and setting up a $1.6 billion fund to help developing countries cope with climate change. Only in Scandinavia!

Climate & Energy

Anti-coal movement scores powerful new allies: Tribes

Indian tribes in the Pacific Northwest are joining with environmental activists to fight coal export terminals in Oregon and Washington.

Business & Technology

Nigerians take their case against Shell Oil to a Dutch court

Four men from small villages in the Niger Delta hope to hold Shell accountable for a series of pipeline leaks.

Food

Pumpkin crop defies drought, prepares for evisceration

The drought devastated corn and soybean crops, but pumpkins thrive in dry weather. We figure pumpkin prices will peak somewhere around January.

Climate & Energy

Massive offshore wind project could generate 70,000 new jobs

The Atlantic Wind Connection would also generate $19 billion in revenue for participating states. So that seems like a pretty good deal.

Climate & Energy

New York Times journalists detained while covering TransCanada protests

In a statement, the company said that the Times "did not have the right to report" at that location. Because the First Amendment is location-specific.

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