Happy end of the week, we made it to another weekend.

• The Republican party is willfully distorting research on climate legislation, so sayeth Treehugger.

• Alternet brings news of the TVA trying to hide information about water contamination from the massive disaster spill of coal ash in Harriman, Tennessee.

• Chelsea Green shares a great video of Woody Tasch explaining how industrial agriculture is depleting the soil. Conventional farming is like taking steroids. You look big for a while then you get pimples, a shrunken bleepsack, and kidney stones.

Have a great weekend, see you back here on Monday.

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Shea Gunther ( @sheagunther ) is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.