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President Obama Greets G20 With Climate, China, Ukraine (VIDEO)

The G20 meeting of the world’s most influential political and economic leaders in Brisbane, Australia, began slightly off-track today, according to Reuters. President Obama put out a few words about climate change at the start, announcing...Show More Summary

Solyndra Program To Provide US Taxpayers $5-6 Billion Net Profit

The US Department of Energy loan program was infamous in some circles after Solyndra went bankrupt. Of course, some of us realized there was nothing scandalous about the program and it was providing a big net benefit for the country....Show More Summary

US Global Climate Fund Move Will Eclipse Keystone XL Furor

(BREAKING–Reposted from our sister site, CleanTechnica) We’ve thought for a while that the US had more leadership to contribute to the world climate process, so today’s news (still on the gossip vine at present) that President ObamaShow More Summary

Lame-duck Democratic senators stop the Keystone bill. Will Obama follow their lead?

A Senate bill to force approval of the pipeline failed on Tuesday, coming up one vote short of the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster threat.

What climate hawks can learn from the midterms: Messaging and money matter

The mainstream media spun the election as a debilitating blow for climate advocates. That's the wrong takeaway.

The Daily Show skewers Detroit over water shut-offs

The show's Jessica Williams cracks wise about ball washers as the city's water department continues shutting off accounts.

Neil deGrasse Tyson just told a tiny girl to be a scientist, and now I’m weeping

Would you like to get some life advice from Neil deGrasse Tyson in a public forum? Well, first you have to be 6 years old.

Meet the women who grow your food

Through the Female Farmer Project, photographer Audra Mulkern is documenting the rise of women in American ag.

Pipeline builder advised to gin up fake grassroots support

TransCanada has teamed up with the world's largest public relations firm to promote a proposed alternative pipeline that's entirely in Canada.

Comedian Wyatt Cenac on mayo, hair salons, and gentrification

The former Daily Show correspondent says there are two kinds of gentrifier. Only one would open a mayonnaise shop.

Would you like some spies with that right to peacefully assemble?

Forty different federal agencies are keeping themselves busy spying on the American public, according to a New York Times study.

We’re eating chocolate faster than we can grow it

Climate change is fueling a global chocolate shortage -- and we aren't helping.

Big Oil doesn’t even need Keystone — all the more reason to kill it

The Keystone XL battle is mostly symbolic at this point, which makes winning even more important.

What a shrimp treadmill can teach us about science funding

Republicans contend that a shrimp treadmill isn't worth $3 million. They're right: It's priceless. (And only cost $47.)

Watch out, NYC, your backyard carrots might be pumped full of lead

The study found five out of seven garden plots had unsafe levels of toxic metals in the soil. Gulp.

Is 4-H trying to hook African farmers on costly seeds?

A conversation with author Kiera Butler about the ethical issues around introducing developing countries to hybrid seeds that are high-yield -- and high-cost.

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