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Keystone XL could be a terrorist target — and more from my post in the N.Y. Times

The Keystone XL pipeline could be a tempting target for terrorists. That's one of the points I make in a new "Room for Debate" post on the New York Times website.

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Watch Consumer Reports fall in love with the Nissan Leaf

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State Department and Keystone XL are BFFs, say emails

Hillary Clinton's former deputy national campaign director is now lobbying Clinton and the Department of State on behalf of TransCanada, the company that wants to lay 7,000 miles of pipe between Canada's tar sands and Texas refineries.

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New wave of revelations about Koch Industries' unethical, illegal behavior

Koch Industries, the privately held petrochemical giant whose corporate personality can best be described as obsessive-compulsively evil, is at it again!

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As the 99 Percenters gather, 1 percent could make a difference

Vote with your wallet: Invest 1 percent of your savings in local food.

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Guitar Antihero 4: Gibson's crusade is off-key with U.S. workers

The Tea Party and Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz say restricting illegal logging overseas will cost jobs, but American companies and unions beg to differ.


Coal is the enemy of the human race, mainstream economics edition

Coal-fired power is a gigantic, blood-sucking parasite that's enriching a few executives and shareholders at the public's expense, a new report suggests.

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Here’s a win-win: Geothermal power can make lithium for electric vehicles

Existing geothermal power plants are powered by a hot brine from deep within the earth's crust, which is just lousy with dissolved minerals -- literally "half the periodic table," reports Scientific American. One of those elements is lithium, which can be extracted …

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Global investment in clean energy blowin' the hell up

Global total new investment in clean energy 2004-10 ($BN)