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California Has Driest Year Ever -- And It May Get Worse

Published: 
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 8:23pm
Category: 
Water

The shore of California’s Lake Oroville hasn’t looked this way in modern history. Cracked dry mud shatters the canyon floor, and buoys rest 10 feet up the side of a shale hill. 

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Oil Company Caught Illegally Dumping Fracking Discharge In Central Valley

Published: 
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 8:20am
Category: 
Energy

For the first time, California has penalized an oil company over illegal fracking activity after the discovery of a video showing wrongful dumping of the fracking discharge.

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Climate Change Seen Posing Risk to Food Supplies

Published: 
Sun, 11/03/2013 - 12:46pm
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Climate change will pose sharp risks to the world’s food supply in coming decades, potentially undermining crop production and driving up prices at a time when the demand for food is expected to soar, scientists have found.

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How to Feed the World

Published: 
Sat, 10/26/2013 - 10:05am
Category: 
Shopping & Food

It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy spoke of ending world hunger, yet on the eve of World Food Day, Oct. 16, the situation remains dire. 

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Now This Is Natural Food

Published: 
Fri, 10/25/2013 - 9:25am
Category: 
Shopping & Food

A few weeks ago at the annual Prairie Festival in Salina, Kan. — a celebration, essentially, of true sustainability — I sat down with Wes Jackson to drink rich beer and eat delicious, chewy bread made from the perennial grain Kernza.