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Food

Herbicides linked to farmer depression

A study of more than 700 French farmers and farmworkers found that those who used herbicides were more than twice as likely to suffer from depression.

Food

Feds want food importers to ramp up safety measures

The FDA says food purveyors should no longer be able to skirt U.S. food safety rules by producing their product abroad and then selling it to Americans.

Politics

Dems plan to talk about climate action during August, Republican deniers plan to talk nonsense

Some anti-science Republicans just can't stop saying stupid things about global warming, even though they're playing into Democrats' hands.

Politics

Obama points out economic downsides of Keystone XL

In his most extensive public comments to date on the subject, the president says that Keystone would create few jobs and raise gas prices for Americans.

Climate & Energy

Clean energy clash: Solar advocates and conservationists butt heads

As more government land is earmarked for solar and other renewable energy projects, some environmental activists in the West are not happy.

Business & Technology

EV market threatened by spat over charger standards

Two incompatible electric-vehicle charging systems are fighting for dominance, like a replay of the '80s-era battle between VHS and Betamax.

Business & Technology

Company responsible for latest Gulf blowout complains about overregulation

The fire is out at the gas-drilling rig that caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico this week, but a debate about drilling regulations has sparked back to life.

Climate & Energy

Halliburton admits it destroyed Deepwater Horizon evidence

When Halliburton's computer simulations showed it could have shared blame for the epic blowout and oil spill, the company destroyed the results.

Politics

Want to win over young voters? Get serious about climate action

Eight in 10 young voters support Obama's climate plan, and three-quarters describe climate deniers as "ignorant," "out of touch," or "crazy."

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