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The California Drought Is Far From Over, And The Entire State Is Suffering

Published: 
Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:15pm
Category: 
Water

For a few days last month, it rained in San Francisco. Residents across the city cheered a welcomed respite from a drought that has crippled California for more than two years -- but the celebration turned out to be premature.

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Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change

Published: 
Mon, 05/05/2014 - 4:33pm
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Shopping & Food

When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren't looking for plump thighs or delicious eggs.

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Vast oil trove trapped in Monterey Shale formation

Published: 
Mon, 04/07/2014 - 4:31pm
Category: 
Energy

A bustling city is sprouting on five acres here, carved out of a vast almond grove. Tanker trucks and heavy equipment come and go, a row of office trailers runs the length of the site and an imposing 150-foot drilling rig illuminated by football-field-like lights rises over the trees.

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Fake Meats, Finally, Taste Like Chicken

Published: 
Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:35pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Last May, Whole Foods recalled two types of curried chicken salad that had been sold in some of its stores in the Northeast. The retailer’s kitchens had accidentally confused a batch of “chick’n” salad made with a plant protein substitute with one made from real chicken, and reversed the labels.

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The Aliens Have Landed

Published: 
Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:03pm

In the ’30s, as Germany rearmed, we said, “Yeah, France can handle that.” Earlier this week, the Panzer Corps of climate change zoomed right around our Maginot line of denial, and we all became the retreating French.