Tim McDonnell

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Climate & Energy

These maps show how many brutally hot days you will suffer when you’re old

Climate change can be a tough issue to care about at the daily level -- but the prospect of sweating profusely through your golden years? That's more arresting.

Climate & Energy

This is how much America spends putting out wildfires

As the West burns, the way the feds fight wildfires doesn't jibe with the reality of climate change.

Climate & Energy

How much cleaner will Obama’s climate rules make your state?

They're all getting greener, but the math is a little complicated.

Climate & Energy

Obama takes his boldest step ever to fight climate change

The EPA is rolling out an ambitious plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Business & Technology

Bribes, favors, and a billion-dollar yacht: Inside the crazy world of the men who do oil companies’ dirty work

Journalist Ken Silverstein gained unprecedented access to a hyper-reclusive cabal of powerful billionaires.

Climate & Energy

North Dakota is the deadliest state to work in

A new report finds exceptionally high fatality rates in the oil and gas and construction industries.

Climate & Energy

This year’s wildfires could incinerate the nation’s fire budget

The federal government released its projections for the costs of fighting fires this year -- and it looks like there isn't nearly enough money.

Climate & Energy

Germany’s key to clean energy is … this coal mine?

A German engineer wants to turn an old mine, half a mile underground, into a giant battery.

Business & Technology

Here’s what fracking can do to your health

A new study examines the potential hazards of natural gas extraction.

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