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Climate & Energy

The fracking boom, as told in six railroad industry graphs

Who knew that trains could tell us so much about our energy industry?

Climate & Energy

Fossil-fuel extraction on public land yields massive economic boom, kind of

The $12 billion the U.S. government earned by selling off publicly owned oil, gas, and coal is just a smiiiidge offset by some other costs.

Business & Technology

This gravity-powered lamp could bring nearly free lighting to the developing world

Twenty-five bucks gets a light made and delivered to a person in India or Africa.

Climate & Energy

One way to keep prices low: Let people die

The Times' graphic description of the fire at a Bangladeshi clothing manufacturer is a graphic depiction of externalized costs.

Climate & Energy

Natural gas is eating coal’s lunch in the Southeast

The Southeastern U.S., traditionally a coal-reliant area, is gradually shifting to natural gas as an electricity source.

Business & Technology

Nearly 50 percent of new electricity generation capacity added in 2012 was renewable

Let's hope we can say the same or better by this time next year.

Climate & Energy

One way to slow Arctic ice loss: Stop flying over it

Reducing emissions from airplanes over the Arctic could allow the region's ice to recover slightly, according to new research.

Climate & Energy

Hundreds of Nebraskans speak out against Keystone XL pipeline

At a public meeting on Tuesday, Nebraskans lined up to oppose the pipeline. But the ultimate decision will be made at the White House.

Climate & Energy

World Bank: We hate climate change. Now who wants more coal?

In an unflinching report, one of the planet’s largest financial institutions says we’re toast if we don’t slow climate change. So why is it funding dirty power plants?