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.


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


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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