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Plastic water bottle ban leads to unexpected results

University of Vermont stopped selling plastic water bottles -- and it backfired.

Climate & Energy

Greens who want results should take lessons from the grassroots

In Turkey Creek, Miss., environmental justice activists have won by forging uneasy alliances. Welcome to your new reality, Big Greens.

Politics

Election recap: Much ado (and cash) results in nothing

What do millions of dollars in television ads and mail and voter outreach get you? The status quo in Wisconsin and California.

Factory Farms

Will the Butterball raid yield any real results?

If turkey were beer, Butterball would have the brand power of Budweiser, Miller, and Coors combined. From six plants, the company produces 1 billion pounds of turkey each year and exports the meat to over 50 countries. Given this dominance, …

Climate & Energy

Climate deniers refuse to accept skeptical scientists’ results

So you know how we kind of use "climate change deniers" and "climate change skeptics" interchangeably, because news stories get super boring if you don't mix it up? We're not wild about doing that, because skepticism is in fact a …

Food

Chilean sea bass test yields fishy results

Recent DNA testing revealed that so-called sustainable Chilean sea bass samples were not, in fact, what they were advertised to be.

Climate & Energy

A small venture that could generate big results

Imagine a program that turns a relatively small initial investment into billions of dollars of U.S. economic growth, thousands of new Americans jobs, and groundbreaking technologies that change the way we use energy in this country and around the world. …

Food

Mixed results from the Edible Schoolyard

Elementary school children regularly involved in gardening, cooking and nutrition education are more likely to develop a taste for fresh fruits and vegetables–even leafy greens–and will more eagerly help make fresh meals at home, but those gains come to a screeching halt …

Climate & Energy

Poll results on energy, climate, and offshore drilling are all over the map

More evidence that polls are to be taken with a thousand grains of salt:  A few days ago, former Obama pollster Joel Benenson released the results of a survey showing that 61 percent of those queried support a comprehensive clean …