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Costco Joins a Host of Retailers Refusing to Sell GMO Salmon

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Mon, 11/30/2015 (All day)

Last week, the Federal Drug Administration approved the first genetically modified animal to be commercially sold and consumed nationwide. But instead of U.S. retailers taking favorably to the historic news, more than 60 supermarket chains are refusing to sell it in their stores—Costco now included.

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Sustainable Palm Oil? Who Knows, Thanks to Derelict Auditors

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Mon, 11/30/2015 (All day)

Was the palm oil in your cookies, fast food, or shampoo produced sustainably, without destroying tropical forests or exploiting human-trafficked workers? Unfortunately, it might be impossible to know for sure, according to a new report from the Environmental Investigative Agency.

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El Niño could be the most powerful on record, scientists say

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Thu, 11/19/2015 (All day)

A key location of the Pacific Ocean is now hotter than recorded in at least 25 years, surpassing the temperatures during the record 1997 El Niño.

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Mandate on California water cuts slated to continue if drought persists

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Thu, 11/19/2015 (All day)

California's urban areas should prepare to keep conserving water until at least next fall, Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday.

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Why a Climate Deal Is the Best Hope for Peace

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Thu, 11/19/2015 (All day)

Soon after the horrific terror attacks in Paris, last Friday, our phones filled with messages from friends and colleagues: “So are they going to cancel the Paris climate summit?” “The drums of war are beating.