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Food

Is the new Whole Foods rating system creating an inferiority complex for zucchini?

The grocery chain's new labels are actually nuanced and make a lot of sense.

Cities

Why more roads = more traffic jams

Think a new carpool lane will relieve gridlock on L.A.'s infamous 405? Think again.

Climate & Energy

These itty bitty creatures fight global warming from the bottom of the sea

They may be microbes you've never heard of, but they sequester a non-trivial amount of methane.

Climate & Energy

Why clean energy might be cheaper than you think

A new report written for the European Commission says cleaner power is cheaper power when all costs are considered.

Treebola

How deforestation helped unleash Ebola

When the forests of Guinea were cut down, fruit bats and humans became a lot cozier -- and so did their diseases.

CALIFORNIA LOVE

California is No. 1 in prepping for climate change

According to a nifty new tool, California is out front with climate adaptation. Where you at, New York?

Cities

East Coasters, prepare for three decades of epic flooding

In the time it takes to pay a mortgage, East Coast cities will be swamped. Yikes.

follow the narrow brick road

Here’s why narrower streets are safer

Turns out that wider lanes only encourage people to drive faster, with deadly results.

Business & Technology

McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, and Twitter are selling the green lifestyle on Collectively. Should you buy it?

For the perpetual cynic (hi!), Collectively could be seen as a very glossy marketing tool for corporate greenwashing.

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