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Food

Herbicide drift threatens vineyards

Wisconsin is home to a flourishing grape-farming industry. Who knew? But that industry is threatened by pesticides from corn and soy farms.

Politics

Bobby Jindal to axe officials who took on Big Oil

The Louisiana governor is giving the boot to flood-control officials who sued oil companies over billions of dollars in damage to coastal marshes.

Climate & Energy

Oil and fracking chemicals spill into Colorado’s floodwaters

Pipelines are sagging and snapping. Chemical tanks are toppling over. Oil and gas wells are inundated. As if the floods haven't caused enough tragedy already.

Food

Wasted food is a huge climate problem

If wasted food were a country, it would be the world's third largest contributor to climate change, after China and the U.S.

Climate & Energy

Bills will make it easier for Californians to buy and sell solar power

Soon it will be simpler for renters, schools, and others to buy renewable energy, and for people with solar panels to sell their power onto the grid.

Climate & Energy

America warming up to new hydropower

The Obama administration is pushing to install hydropower plants at existing dams, which could boost U.S. hydropower capacity by 15 percent.

Climate & Energy

Deadly 1,000-year floods strike Colorado

Flooding centered in Boulder, Colo., is so extreme that the National Weather Service called it "biblical." And it's just the latest climate-related disaster to strike the region.

Politics

Senate stupidity stalls action on bipartisan energy-efficiency bill

The Shaheen-Portman bill, which has wide support, is being derailed by amendments on Keystone XL, Obamacare, and EPA power-plant regulations.

Climate & Energy

Big biz fights Obama admin’s calculations on carbon costs

America's biggest and dirtiest industries say the government shouldn't try to tally up the climate-related costs of fossil-fuel burning.

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