Climate & Energy

Guilty until proven innocent

How dirty media brought down Oregon’s clean-energy governor and his activist fiancée

John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes were hounded out of the governor's mansion by a newspaper editorial board that didn't like their climate activism.

Bug Line

Meet the invasives: Asian tiger mosquitos have feelings, too

This week is National Invasive Species Awareness Week. But are they really scary invaders, or exciting new neighbors? The choice is yours.

Climate & Energy

3 reasons to give a damn about the deep sea

Scientists are slowly piecing together the dark and murky puzzle that is the deep ocean's effect on global climate.


Your pet gerbil is plotting your death

Gerbils, not rats, may be responsible for the plague that wiped out half of Europe in the 1300's. If you've ever met one, this should not surprise you.

Climate & Energy

Care about global climate change? Then fight local air pollution

The dirty fuels that cause particulate pollution are the same dirty fuels that cause global warming -- another great reason to crack down on them.

Climate & Energy

Obama vetoes Keystone bill. You can thank 30 Rock.

Congress tried to take the Keystone decision out of Obama's hands. Obama said no -- probably because Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin told him to.

Reinventing the wheel

The wind turbine could get a snazzy green facelift, thanks to Dutch architects

Part real-estate complex, part green-tech marvel, the Wind Wheel might be the sweetest Dutch invention since the stroopwafel.

Manatee Down

19 manatees avoid garbage ocean, hang out in actual sewer

On a quest to find warmer water, a posse of 19 manatees lumbered into a storm drain in Satellite Beach, Fla.

Climate & Energy

IPCC chief Pachauri resigns over sexual harassment charges

Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is stepping down after leading the organization for more than a decade.

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