Politics

Climate & Energy

Spending time in a controversial camp that’s blocking tar-sands pipelines

The Unist’ot’en Camp in Canada isn't just out to block tar-sands pipelines. Campers are also developing a resilient community.

Paranoid Republicans think EPA contaminated river on purpose

Two Utah state lawmakers speculate that the EPA might have deliberately dumped mine waste into the Animas River.

Climate & Energy

U.S. taxpayers are getting ripped off by fossil fuel extraction

Coal-mining and oil-drilling programs on federal land are big money-wasters, in addition to polluting the environment and hurting the climate.

Food

Your organic fruits and veggies might have been irrigated with fracking wastewater

Irrigation water appears to be a major loophole in the USDA's organic food safety program.

Climate & Energy

Thomas Friedman: The world is hot

Which is true. But calls for shared ecosystems are naive in a world of ISIS.

Food

Turns out, Americans love their nanny-state lunches

A new poll suggests that school lunches are actually getting less terrible.

Climate & Energy

How to make people care about climate change? Tell it one story at a time

Organizer Christine Cordero explains how storytelling can supercharge your activism.

Climate & Energy

EPA wants the oil and gas sector to stop leaking so much methane

The agency proposed new standards for methane emissions, but critics say they don't go far enough.

Clinton comes out against Arctic drilling

Her move comes one day after the Obama administration gave Shell the final go-ahead to drill in the region.