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Keystone XL's foes plan online blackout to protest Canada bill
Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline say a Canadian bill would gut environmental laws and curb activist groups. Their websites will go dark in protest.
Battle Brewing Over Labeling of Genetically Modified Food
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — On a recent sunny morning at the Big Y grocery here, Cynthia LaPier parked her cart in the cereal aisle. With a glance over her shoulder and a quick check of the ingredients, she plastered several boxes with hand-designed stickers from a roll in her purse. “Warning,” they read.
Rethinking Our Cities in the Rebuild Era
By David Lepeska The Atlantic Cities is exploring America's rebuilding efforts in a four-part series. This is the third installment. Don't miss parts one and two.
Company wants to tap Mojave's public lands for Southland water
Cadiz Inc. could realize $1 billion to $2 billion in revenue over the plan's 50-year life. Opponents say public resources are being used for private profit.
North Dakota: riding the oil rush
Oil has brought money and jobs to this sparsely populated region – but residents fear a ban on fracking will stop the boom
'We have seen the enemy': Bangladesh's war against climate change
Devastating cyclones, floods and ruined crops have made Bangladesh 'the world's most aware society on climate change'John Vidal in, Wednesday 9 May 2012 08.17 EDT
Cape Eleuthera Island School Opens Hallig House, A Landmark Building for Sustainable Development in The Bahamas
Hallig House, a model for sustainable development in The Bahamas, will bring new opportunities for education and research in South Eleuthera Photo: Caleb Oberst
Traveling to the Netherlands, Bicycling Home
Signs indicating both guarded (bewaakt) and unguarded (onbewaakt) bicycle parking near Rotterdam's Central Train Station. Every day, tens of thousands of commuters bike to the major Dutch rail stations. By Jay Walljasper
Governments failing to avert catastrophic climate change, IEA warns
Ministers attending clean energy summit in London to be gravely warned about continuing global addiction to fossil fuels
Solar power producers hesitate to embrace new DWP program
By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times Storm clouds hovered over the San Fernando Valley, but businessman Jack Engel was smiling as he pointed to a row of solar inverters at one of two commercial warehouses he owns in Sun Valley. Power was being generated despite the weather, no problem.