Pope Francis Forcefully Urges America to Save the Planet

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Watch the pope’s powerful speech at the White House this morning.

Chipotle Says It Dropped GMOs. Now a Court Will Decide If That’s Bullshit.

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Turns out, proving that your food is GMO-free is pretty difficult.

California Is About to Do Something Great That No State Has Ever Done Before

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“If California can do this, it could really be the beginning of the snowball.”

Coal Companies Are Dying While Their Execs Grab More Cash

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The industry is collapsing, but its corporate bigwigs are doing just fine.

Will New Orleans Survive the Next Katrina?

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Take a bird’s-eye tour of the $50 billion battle to save Louisiana.

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