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After nine years and two presidents, it's not big environmental groups with the best shot at defeating the pipeline—it's a bunch of well-organized locals.

A new nonfiction book by Ted Genoways looks at the complex argument over how best to grow food in America, told from the farmer's perspective. Another good read explores how a drug kingpin made millions breeding horses.

Make the most of summer with these 48-hour ­adventures, from surfing in Texas to tasting your way through Oregon’s wine country

By this summer, Long Island, New York, photographer Eric Meola will have logged more than 100 days and perhaps as many as 25,000 miles in the Great Plains over the past three years.

Canada has the potential to lead the world in renewable energy—if only the government will listen

A hydrologist lays out why Great Plains groundwater is safe from possible leaks in the pipeline

After 6 years mired in political turmoil, the controversial pipeline proposal could be concluded this year.

Research continues to reinforce long-standing claims that tapping Canada’s tar sands will push global temperatures to scary heights

Climate change and the global demand for oil will persist whether or not Keystone is built

Putting pipelines through sensitive ecosystems has led to catastrophic oil leaks before. The threat from Keystone is no different.

Canned beer has finally caught on, and that’s a good thing.

One man and his canine pal cover 13,000 miles in 32 states to discover just how strong our relationship is with man's best friend.

The world's oldest fermented beverage is back, and some creative brewers are making the modern version downright chalice-worthy