Tim McDonnell

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Climate & Energy

Frackers near you could be breaking the rules — and you’d probably never know

Just three states have readily accessible databases of violations by oil and gas companies.

Climate & Energy

Even climate villain Australia might be thinking about cleaning up its act

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he'll get on board with a U.N. climate deal. But don't get too excited.

Business & Technology

Solar panel owners and utilities battle it out in California

Utility companies claim solar-powered homes are raising everyone else's electric bills.

Climate & Energy

Japan builds coal plants, calls it a win for the climate

Japan has spent nearly $2 billion for coal plants -- and they're calling it all "climate finance."


Republicans tell states to break the law and ignore Obama’s climate rules

Mitch McConnell proposes a solution for any state that doesn't like Obama's plan to cut carbon emissions: Just ignore it.

Climate & Energy

The Guardian declares war on climate change

If the British newspaper's new angle on climate coverage sounds like straight-up activism, that's because it is.


Ted Cruz’s crazy climate theories, debunked

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz shared his climate change theories on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Scientists called them "a load of claptrap."


Obama orders the federal government to cut carbon emissions

Obama signed an executive order directing the federal government to reduce its carbon footprint by 40 percent below 2008 levels within a decade.


The 3 scariest words for the environment: President Scott Walker

From wind turbines to iron ore mines -- Walker is the absolute worst candidate for the environment.