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Sunday, June 12, 2016

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FOOD

Organic milk is not the same as better milk

Where your milk comes from may be just as important as an organic label.
LIVING

Stop showering so damn much

Showers might actually do more harm than good.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Icelandic power plant buries its carbon pollution, turns it to stone

Call it the Medusa model of carbon capture and storage.
LIVING

Air pollution named as leading cause in strokes

Environmental and indoor pollution was a cause of about a third of global strokes in 2013.
LIVING

777 days later, Congress hasn’t lifted a finger for Flint

Republicans keep blocking funds for clean water infrastructure.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Watch Obama slow jam his climate legacy

The president got his groove on during "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," and gave some special love to clean energy.
PAGING MR. ROGERS

Won’t you be my neighbor — say fewer Americans than ever

We're connecting less and less with the people with whom we share streets and fences. How is that changing our communities?
JUSTICE

In the Caribbean, a tale of murder in a depleted forest

“Death by a Thousand Cuts” tells the stories found at the deadly intersection of inequity and resource crisis.
THE CHEMICAL BOTHERS 

Republicans in Congress just passed a law giving EPA more power

Now the agency can start to regulate some 64,000 chemicals that are already in use.

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SCIENCE

Species-wide gene editing could potentially save life on earth — or permanently damage it

Top scientists just encouraged more research into this controversial new technology.
SCIENCE

El Niño is officially over. What comes next?

It might be his cool sister, La Niña.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Bay Area voters approve a whole new kind of climate tax

The $12-a-year property tax will raise money for restoring coastal marshes and preparing for rising seas.
FOOD

Our rotten immigration policies have left us with a bunch of rotten food

Ramped-up border patrols have kept farmworkers away — which is a big problem for our agricultural system.
SHIP HAPPENS

You thought planes burned a lot of carbon? Say hello to cruise ships.

Could cruising be a low-carbon alternative to flying? Not so fast, says advice maven Umbra Fisk.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Solar panels don’t raise regular utility rates — and might even lower them

It turns out that solar is not the death knell for utilities as we know them.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

India and U.S. team up to give boost to solar power startups

And that’s great news for the climate.
FOOD

Watch a very buff seed take on his roided-up GMO counterparts

Mr. Seed thinks the agrichemical industry isn’t as sexy as he is.
LIVING

New York City tries to end scourge of plastic bags. New York state says, “Nope.”

Who knew trying to get rid of plastic bags would be such a battle?
POLITICS

Donald Trump once backed urgent climate action. Wait, what?

We’ve got the full-page ad to prove it.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Arctic sea ice, did you lose weight? You look amazing!

No, you look terrible. You’re melting everywhere -- at record-breaking rates.
LIVING

Fireflies are disappearing. Here’s why — and what you can do to help

Experts worry human activity is causing a decline in the world's 2,000 species of fireflies.