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Duke Energy gets paltry fine for massive coal-ash spill

Two years ago, the company inundated a North Carolina river with toxic sludge. Now the state is levying a fine that amounts to a slap on the wrist.

Climate & Energy

Clinton comes out against Atlantic offshore drilling, angling to win green voters away from Sanders

She needs climate activists more now than ever.


Residents fight for economic and environmental justice in one Illinois town

It’s pretty much impossible to fight for clean air and water without tackling income equality.


Guess what? The oceans could completely evaporate into space

Don't worry, NOAA's doomsday scenario is millions of years off -- but it's still scary.


Your old flash drive could bring subversive media to North Korea

The USB sticks are loaded with defector interviews and Hollywood movies before being smuggled across the border.


Australia guts climate change research

The nation's premier research organization will shift from science to innovation.

Artists cover mountain with blanket to stop melting

And it may even have worked.

Business & Technology

White House proposes millions for big water innovations

The Obama administration's new budget proposal would encourage smarter water use and monitoring.


We’re telling outer space all about our biggest Earth mistakes

An Edinburgh nonprofit will beam our messages to the North Star later this year.

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