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We've spent billions of dollars on dikes, locks, and levees in a vain attempt to subdue what Mark Twain called 'that lawless stream.' Is it time to let the river have its way?
Millions of pigs are crammed into overcrowded barns all across the state, being fattened for slaughter while breeding superbugs—all to feed China's growing appetite for Spam.
We’ve known for years that lead seriously impairs early childhood development. Now scientists are finding that our kids’ brains are at risk from a barrage of other common chemicals.
Imagine a future in which airliners run on cornstalks and Navy ships ply the oceans on tanks of switchgrass. That day may at last be inching closer.
Amanda Eaken talks about how new legislation will improve traffic and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Los Angeles.
The City of Angels has gone by a few other names: city of water theft, city of gridlock, city of sprawl. But the place where people have always gone to re-make themselves may finally be re-making itself.
The author and activist who was among the first to sound the warning on global climate change kicks off a series of essays on the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.