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A Republican governor just bucked his party to veto an ag-gag law

In a shocking move of moral consistency, a governor says that if we protect whistleblowers in nursing homes, we shouldn't prosecute them on farms.

Climate & Energy

Obama tweets it up on climate change and Arctic drilling

Obama's first significant act as @POTUS was to hold a chat on climate change.

Politics

Soda taxes bubbling up all over

Doctors support the idea of taxing sugary beverages, and the state budget could use the money, too.

Climate & Energy

The climate movement doesn’t need conservatives

An environmentalist calling for the climate movement to incorporate conservatives is like a fundamentalist pastor calling for the anti–gay marriage movement to incorporate liberals.

Living

This little clinic is tackling the big problem of rural teen pregnancy

Organizations like Room One are invaluable to the women and girls they serve, but they’re too few and far between.

Politics

EPA’s new rules on river pollution outrage the usual suspects

The agency reasserts its authority to regulate rivers in the wake of court decisions that reined in its powers. This rankles some politicians.

Living

A Seattle high school is taking birth control access to the next level

Now, it’s easier for a Chief Sealth student to get an IUD than it is to get a Coke.

Climate & Energy

You can’t talk about the future of the Democratic Party without talking about climate change

A recent N.Y. Times article paints Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) as a pragmatist fighting off a challenge from his left, but it misses the mark by ignoring his progressive leadership on climate change.

Living

Surprise — teens are having sex. How can we make it safer?

Teen sex is not a big deal as long it's done safely -- which is where, sadly, we start to run into trouble.