Tim McDonnell

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Climate & Energy

Fracking boom in North Dakota is here to stay

A new federal study doubles previous estimates of the Bakken Shale’s oil reserves.

Climate & Energy

Why do conservatives like to waste energy?

Want to sell a Republican a greener lightbulb? Don't tell them it's green.

Climate & Energy

The smart money is on renewable energy

Fossil fuel cheerleaders take note: Clean energy ain't going nowhere -- and it may prove to be the better bet in the long run.

Climate & Energy

GOP goes hunting for EPA emails about turducken

… but misses the big picture of the agency's transparency problems.

Climate & Energy

‘Messy’ U.S. climate policy is kinda working

Even without an overall climate strategy, the country is inching ahead on climate action, a new report found.

Climate & Energy

Obama biofuel budget spills few details, still attacked by House GOP

GOP lawmakers are pushing bills to limit the amount of biofuels in the nation's energy supply and axe requirements that gasoline producers use ethanol.

Climate & Energy

Frackers lose $1.5 billion yearly thanks to leaky pipes

Methane leaks are "super low-hanging fruit": Fixing them may be the single biggest step the U.S. could take toward meeting its emissions-reduction goals.

Climate & Energy

The drought is drying up all our ethanol

After getting slammed last summer, ethanol producers are hoping to catch a break -- but their fate is far from settled.

Business & Technology

How much is a beachfront home in the Sandy-ravaged Rockaways?

Homes ripped apart by Sandy are proving to be magnets for bargain hunters -- but not everyone is getting a good deal.

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