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Now available: 29 flavors of open source seeds, sans patents

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3 mentions16 hours ago 16 hours ago
Wisconsin researchers release the first batch of seeds designed to propagate the old-fashioned notion of sharing.

How Big Chicken took over America

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2 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The uphill battle to contain industrialized chicken farming

People of color contribute least to smog, yet breathe more of it. WTF?

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4 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Get a load of this: It’s not poor people whose nostrils get the dirtiest air. It’s people of color -- even wealthy ones.

Airbnb can make your dreams of running a brothel come true

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2 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Airbnb rooms are replacing hotels as primo sex worker spots. (So that tourist DID spend all weekend spelunking!)

Why it’s a big deal that half of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice

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3 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
What happens when it all melts? Read on.

Obama makes a push for solar power

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10 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
The White House held a solar summit on Thursday, where it announced $15 million in new support for the solar energy industry.

No-till farming’s Johnny Appleseed — in a grimy Prius

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4 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Jeff Mitchell rides up and down California's Central Valley bearing a message: Farming without plowing saves soil and money.

Flower power takes hold again as gardeners rally round the endangered bumblebee

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5 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
Gardeners are planting record numbers of flowers rich in nectar as the public throws itself firmly behind the plight of the endangered bumblebee.

BP claims mission accomplished in Gulf cleanup; Coast Guard begs to differ

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6 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
BP announced this week that "active cleanup" of the Gulf is over. But the Coast Guard is actually in charge, and it says "not by a long shot."

This velomobile is basically an electric car without the hassle

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5 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
If the words “recumbent trike” make your lip curl, we understand. But the solar-powered, electric ELF deserves a second look.

How BP turned a whole community into an endangered species

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10 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The documentary "Vanishing Pearls" spotlights the African-American oystermen of Louisiana whose way of life has been destroyed in the wake of the BP oil spill.

Drunken Trees: Dramatic Signs of Climate Change

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4 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
As the permafrost melts in the north, forests no longer grow straight.

Chris Christie is still trying to force a pipeline through the New Jersey Pinelands

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4 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
A state commission rejected a plan to build a natural-gas pipeline through a national reserve of forests and wetlands, but Christie and his cronies don't want to take no for an answer.

Conventional farmers drop their plows in favor of conservation

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5 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
A visit to one mainstream California farm that has stopped plowing turns up a surprising reason for the increasingly common change: It comes with a dollar sign.

Three Gulf Coast victories scored since the BP spill

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3 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
As we mark the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, not all the news is grim. Determined activists have made some real gains.

No, the IPCC climate report doesn’t call for a fracking boom

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5 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
Ignore those misleading media reports. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change actually calls for a clean energy revolution.

Fearless teenage fish don’t run from climate change, death

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8 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
These acid-addled fish just want to watch the world burn.

Portland to Dump 38 Million Gallons of Water Tainted by Teen's Urine

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4 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
The city of Portland announced late Wednesday that it will flush nearly 38 million gallons of treated water because a teenager was busted peeing into a city reservoir.

Is climate change the new slavery?

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2 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
When a volcanic eruption threw the global climate into chaos two centuries ago, slavery surged. We can expect more such humanitarian crises in our climate-changed future.

This giant vacuum will suck the pollution out of rivers

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8 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Check out famous vacuum dude James Dyson's design for the M.V. Recyclone boat, a.k.a. the U.S.S. Sucky (in our minds, at least).

Insane cycling video will make you hold your breath for two minutes

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5 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Grist cannot be held responsible for the peeing of your pants while watching this.

“Years of Living Dangerously” host on the climate change stories we need to tell

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7 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
M. Sanjayan, a host of Showtime's new series on climate change, talks about almost dying on set, telling the stories behind science, and the new face of global warming.

Screw Cadbury, make your own creamy chocolate Easter eggs

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Mass-manufactured chocolate Easter eggs are terrible for the environment. Here's how to make them from scratch.

A surprisingly pleasant song about plastic pollution

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3 mentions17 hours ago 17 hours ago
Maybe you've never thrown a plastic bottle at a sea otter before, but chances are you're still responsible for ocean pollution. Now you can hum this catchy tune to remind yourself!

Obama delays Keystone decision — again

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6 mentions1 day ago 1 day ago
The administration is giving federal agencies more time to weigh in on the pipeline. That means a decision will probably be pushed past the midterm elections.