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better than organic?

Robots are raising your kale now.

One New Jersey farm grows pesticide-free greens with a little help from AI.

Slash and burn

Trump plans to slash EPA’s budget and boost the military’s.

The White House wants to chop funding for climate programs in particular, though they're just a teeny-tiny fraction of defense spending.

Sic transit gloria

Transit ridership is slipping in some big cities.

Why the heck are fewer people taking transit?

Oh say, can you DNC?

Climate activists are rooting for Keith Ellison to head up the Democratic National Committee.

Bill McKibben argues that Ellison, a progressive, would help the party regain credibility with young people.

Standing Rock is burning.

As they evacuated camp, water protectors set fire to tents according to tribal tradition -- one last blaze of defiance against the pipeline.

Exxon knows

Exxon just decided to keep a big chunk of its tar sands in the ground.

Market forces are hammering tar sands -- one of the dirtiest fossil fuels.

You've got emails

Here are some of the most unnerving things we’ve read so far in those Pruitt emails.

You can now peruse thousands of emails from Scott Pruitt’s time as Oklahoma attorney general.

Sound & Fury

Congressional climate deniers are getting called on their BS at town halls this week.

It turns out plenty of their constituents DO care about climate change, clean water, and environmental regulation.

solar dreams

A California legislator is pushing the state to get all of its electricity from renewables.

Could California be powered by just sun, water, and wind in 30 years?