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Party fouls: Blowing the whistle on Congress oil corruption [SLIDESHOW]

House Republicans have threatened to hold up the payroll tax extension until Obama approves the pipeline.

Obama may have slapped down the Keystone XL pipeline, but Republicans in Congress don't mind playing dirty to make sure Big Oil scores again. On Tuesday, hundreds of protesters called foul on Congress and Big Oil and demanded that they quit trying to win the game in overtime.

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Truthy consequences: A world without Grist

It's a cruel world out there, but at Grist we work hard to keep it habitable -- or at least to keep you chuckling as it goes to hell in a carbon-colored handbasket. Yes, you could blow your cash on other things (Shake Weights!) instead of donating to Grist. But imagine a future without Grist ...

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Signs of the times [SLIDESHOW]

How many ways are there to say, "It's time for change"? The protesters in New York City over the past few months have found a seemingly endless variety. This is a movement that refuses to be boxed in and it doesn't look like it's going away soon.

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The faces of the occupation [SLIDESHOW]

Scraggly protesters camped out in public parks. Young people pepper sprayed and bloodied in clashes with the police. These are the images that have come to represent the Occupy movement. But as these portraits show, the reality is far richer. The occupiers deserve to be heard.

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Clash in Manhattan [SLIDESHOW]

Last Thursday morning, when protesters blocked an intersection in a failed attempt to shut down Wall Street, the police moved in with force. The national media paid scant attention. Here's the view from the street.

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Occupied Oakland [SLIDESHOW]

Check out more photos from Wednesday's gathering and march in Oakland, Calif.

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Food Day: Photos from celebrations around the country [SLIDESHOW]

Last weekend, eaters from around the country celebrated the first annual Food Day (Oct. 24). It's an event modeled after Earth Day, but seeing as how the food movement is the new environmental movement, it wouldn't surprise us if Food Day outpaced Earth Day within a few years.

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Shine on: 2011 Solar Decathlon shoots for the stars [SLIDESHOW]

Eat it, Dwell. The kids who designed the sun-fired homes for the 2011 Solar Decathlon came up with some remarkably innovative designs, each engineered to meet the challenges of the local climate and/or economy. Read our Decathlon review here. Winners will be announced Saturday.

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Come and get your Endangered Species Condoms [SLIDESHOW]

The Center for Biological Diversity wants to give away 100,000 Endangered Species Condoms this fall. Wanna help? Sign up and you'll always have a good pick-up line. The condoms are part of the 7 Billion and Counting campaign highlighting how population growth threatens diversity.

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They got a move on: Moving Planet actions around the globe [SLIDESHOW]

On Saturday, citizen activists in more than 175 countries called on world leaders to move beyond fossil fuels -- and showed how much fun it can be to move without fossil fuels. Check out these photos from Moving Planet events, organized by 350.org.

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