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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.

Climate & Energy

Bid adieu to South Carolina’s drowning shorelines

About 1,200 acres of coastal land has disappeared from four South Carolina islands over the past 25 years, thanks to rising seas and erosion.

Climate & Energy

New Zealand rejects climate refugee asylum bid

A New Zealand court turns away a resident of low-lying Kiribati, saying environmental woes aren't sufficient for him to qualify as a refugee.

Climate & Energy

Climate negotiators are like Nazis, says this helpful, industry-funded group

Deniers working to slow progress at U.N. talks in Warsaw compared climate action with the Holocaust, as part of an effort to raise money.

Climate & Energy

Wind energy company fined $1 million over bird deaths

In the first criminal conviction of its kind, Duke Energy will pay big for killing golden eagles and other birds, and be forced to improve its practices.

Food

Activist cited for animal cruelty because she filmed animal cruelty

A sheriff in Colorado has decided that covertly filming workers abusing farm animals constitutes cruelty to animals.

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