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If your pot isn’t organic, you’re probably inhaling pesticides

Bummer news for pot smokers: Up to 70 percent of the pesticides found on a marijuana bud can end up in the smoke you're inhaling.

Climate & Energy

Earthquakes shake Texas town on Thanksgiving, and fracking might be to blame

There have been more than a dozen earthquakes in and around the small Texan city of Azle recently, and a scientist says fracking practices could be the cause.

Climate & Energy

Obama admin is going to be awfully busy with new environmental regulations

A new White House document lists federal rules that are in the works, and there are a lot, including regs on power-plant emissions and fracking.

Climate & Energy

World Bank says no to nuclear as it lays out universal energy plan

The United Nations and World Bank want to get electricity to everyone in the world by 2030, but not all energy sources are welcome.

Climate & Energy

Phillips 66 kills hundreds of birds in Texas, gets fined by feds

As many as a million birds a year die after landing in oil-industry waste pits. This time, an oil company is being held responsible.

Climate & Energy

Huge pipeline accidents cause spills, kill dozens in China

Pipeline accidents are on the rise in China as refineries boost their capacity to fuel the nation's growth.

Climate & Energy

Fed-up Chicago residents sue over petcoke ashheaps

Local, state, and federal governments are pushing back against the storage of uncovered piles of petroleum waste. Now residents are suing, too.

Food

Tossed in space: NASA plans to farm greens on the moon

NASA plans a lunar experiment in drone farming. It's also trying to figure out how to make food with 3D printing.

Food

Canada approves export of genetically modified salmon eggs

Your genetically modified fish dinner is almost ready. But first it will need to cross the continent twice.

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