Links and other stories we liked. Plus a small programming note.
A new book about China's "resource quest" looks at the country's search for raw materials overseas — and how that's upending the global economy.
An interview with New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert about her new book, "The Sixth Extinction."
It seems to be working -- on any given day 13 percent of the country is having a slice or two.
Everyone has heard of Philip Seymour Hoffman's heroin overdose. But the problem goes well beyond that.
"Deep in my heart, I hungered for a mahogany man-killer who would avenge me on the slopes and forever banish my Winter Olympics-induced shame."
The EPA has been mulling over how to regulate coal ash for decades. This week's massive spill in North Carolina doesn't make that debate any easier.
The AFL-CIO wants the Obama administration to defer deportation for millions of undocumented immigrants. Experts say it's not so easy.
The agency says the U.S. economy has less potential than we thought. And we're not even meeting that.
"It’s pretty much impossible to feel anger at someone for driving too slowly in front of you in traffic when you’ve just come from sanding your own coffin. "
We've seen what the $956 billion farm bill does. Now let's look at some of the criticisms.
The report found that blocking or approving the Keystone XL pipeline was unlikely to have a "significant" impact on climate change emissions.
The Senate just voted to delay reforms to the flood-insurance program after widespread protests.
"There are about 4 million songs on Spotify — 20 percent of the app's entire catalogue of music — with zero listens."
Last year, China added far more fossil-fuel capacity than it did solar, wind, hydro, and nuclear power combined.
"The kerfuffle started when word spread that the police were repeatedly evicting elderly Korean patrons from a McDonald’s in Queens. "
The number of monarchs migrating to Mexico has officially hit a record low. Biologist Lincoln Brower lists three reasons.
A closer look at whether natural gas can help the U.S. reduce its emissions.
From fuel efficiency standards for trucks to creating a new retirement savings account for workers.
Here's the full text of the the president's prepared remarks, for those who are following along at home.