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Ask Umbra: Which newfangled eco car is better?

A reader wonders whether he should buy a hybrid or a PZEV. Umbra says why choose just one when you can have both?

Climate & Energy

How capitalism stacks the deck on disaster

From Hurricane Sandy to the Chicago fire of 1871, money determines who goes down and who leaves the scene of a disaster in a better position than before.

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

Crude awakening: Exxon’s Arkansas oil spill ain’t pretty [SLIDESHOW]

ExxonMobil assures us that EVERYTHING IS COMPLETELY COPACETIC in Mayflower, Ark., where a ruptured pipeline blew tar-sands oil all over residents' yards and into streets, streams, and a nearby lake. Mmm hmm ...

Climate & Energy

James Hansen says natural gas is worse than nuclear

If forced to choose between a world powered by natural gas or nuclear, which would you choose? If you chose natural gas, you just hypothetically killed a bunch of people.

Living

Scientists can 3D print lifelike tissue using only oil and water

You need only a few simple ingredients to make something amazing.

Climate & Energy

Nevada utility: Screw this, coal is more trouble than it’s worth

NV Energy has been shamed and embarrassed by the Reid Gardner coal plant one too many times. Now the utility has decided to get out of the coal game entirely.

Business & Technology

China is building buses so enormous that cars can just drive underneath them

The Chinese have invented a bus you can drive under. Let's get some of them. Now.

Climate & Energy

Arkansas town in lockdown after oil spill nightmare

ExxonMobil has instated something like martial law in Mayflower, Ark., taking control of cleanup and wildlife rescue operations while keeping residents, activists, and reporters at bay.