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Climate & Energy

The developing world is beating the U.S. at clean energy

Developing countries are poised to lead the world on clean energy investment.


Chris Christie accepts the reality of climate change — and doesn’t want to do a damn thing about it

The presidential wannabe isn't a climate denier, yet he opposes cap-and-trade and just about anything else that might curb emissions.


These 2 heroic scientists died while studying the climate

Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo were studying the Arctic's lowest winter ice cover on record. Then they fell through it.

Climate & Energy

Could wildfires undermine California’s grand climate goals?

California has the most ambitious climate plan in the nation, but if it loses too many trees to fire, it will have a hard time meeting its targets.

Climate & Energy

California wildfire conditions are a “recipe for disaster”

It's already looking bad, and it's going to get worse.

Climate & Energy

Can Obama fix Japan’s broken climate plan?

The Fukushima disaster screwed up Japan's climate strategy.

Business & Technology

Who should profit from solar energy?

More and more utilities are competing for solar power dollars -- but what will that mean for smaller companies and consumers?


Obama burns Florida’s climate deniers on their home turf

The president uses his Earth Day message to call for climate action -- and throw a few jabs at Marco Rubio and Rick Scott.

Climate & Energy

18 numbers that explain the BP oil spill

Five years ago, the Deepwater Horizon explosion triggered the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Here's what you still need to know.