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The Best Place for Harvesting Solar Energy Is Not Where You'd Expect

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September 8, 2019

Food for Thought

The Best Place for Harvesting Solar Energy Is Not Where You'd Expect

You might envision vast solar farms stretching across the sun-scorched barren lands of the Southwest. But according to two recent papers, a very different kind of landscape makes the most sense for harvesting solar power. And this power can benefit the food industry in exciting ways. (Mother Jones)

Climate gentrification: Coming to a neighborhood near you. (Mother Jones)

Hogshit. North Carolina is bracing for another flood of it. (Mother Jones)

A huge pain. Unsealed documents reveal how Purdue Pharma helped sell people on opioids. (Mother Jones)

There's a growing "eat less meat" movement. Does it distort science? (New Food Economy)

The mystery of the East River's tomato plants. There's another one! (New York Times)

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