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Climate & Energy

Texas takes civil rights challenge all the way to the Supreme Court

The legal dispute revolves around fair housing policies, but it could undermine a key tenet of environmental justice law.

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Forget aliens — these NASA drones track methane

The space agency is adapting technology used to test for life on Mars to help preserve it here on Earth.

Climate & Energy

The Exelon-Pepco merger: Big, nuke-heavy utility looking for new ratepayers to fleece

Giant utility company Exelon has a failing business model and a plan to prop it up. Both ratepayers and clean energy will get screwed in the process.

Saving private ryan's energy usage

When it comes to efficiency, U.S. military soldiers on

The military is trying to shift the habits, routines, and practices of individual service members.

Climate & Energy

Senator clears humans of climate change using acclaimed scientific journal

Watch Sen. James Inhofe cite the Bible to prove that humans aren't causing climate change.

Climate & Energy

How Citizens United paved the way for Big Oil’s bribes

It's been five years since the Supreme Court's landmark ruling, which cleared the way for a huge influx of dirty-energy money into politics.

Keeping up with the Gateses

Bill and Melinda Gates plan to end hunger in Africa in 15 years

In their latest annual letter, the philanthropists also see big opportunities for helping poor farmers succeed and eradicating some diseases.

Food

Big palm oil trader’s website begins to deliver on sustainability pledge

Wilmar International is posting information about its supply chain -- and taking complaints if it falls short on its forest-saving commitments.

Climate & Energy

Greens who want results should take lessons from the grassroots

In Turkey Creek, Miss., environmental justice activists have won by forging uneasy alliances. Welcome to your new reality, Big Greens.