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Food & Health

Are the additives in our food safe? The government doesn’t know, either.
A Native American community stands up to a giant iron-ore mine.
Attention, Earthlings: You just went over budget.
A new study raises more alarm about mercury contamination in the ocean. What does that mean for your fish consumption?
Massachusetts is banning businesses from dumping leftovers in landfills. So what’s the best alternative?
Are germs hitching a ride on intercontinental dust clouds? We’re about to find out.
The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is big (really big), but it represents just a fraction of them in the United States.
As climate causes a Caribbean lake to swell, farmers flee their lands—but have nowhere else to go.
Toxic algae like the kinds that fouled Toledo’s water supply and now threaten Florida are on the rise due to Big Ag and climate change. But we can learn from them, too.
Scientists get to the bottom of why some sheep emit more methane (a.k.a. fart more) than others. (Don't giggle, it's an important question.)
The Obama administration has agreed to allow the oil and gas industry to conduct seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean. This is a terrible idea.
If the key to saving monarchs is growing more milkweed, why aren’t we walking around with pockets full of seed?
Eight graphs show us how climate change is making the world more dangerous.
A new book evaluates whether natural gas is a 'transitional fuel' to a low-carbon future—or perhaps, more like a methadone addiction that's tearing apart rural communities.
Tough EPA limits on mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed could finally spell doom for a misguided mining venture.
How one rust belt city found the key to its rebirth: bringing nature and people closer together.