Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Climate and population are linked — but maybe not the way you thought

No, this isn't about blaming people with large families in developing countries -- or blaming anyone at all.

Politics

Tom Steyer is not running for Senate, and that’s a good thing

Now the billionaire climate activist can focus on electing other climate hawks and fighting fossil-fueled disinformation campaigns.

Climate & Energy

Texas takes civil rights challenge all the way to the Supreme Court

The legal dispute revolves around fair housing policies, but it could undermine a key tenet of environmental justice law.

schmaliens

Forget aliens — these NASA drones track methane

The space agency is adapting technology used to test for life on Mars to help preserve it here on Earth.

Climate & Energy

The Exelon-Pepco merger: Big, nuke-heavy utility looking for new ratepayers to fleece

Giant utility company Exelon has a failing business model and a plan to prop it up. Both ratepayers and clean energy will get screwed in the process.

Politics

At least a couple GOP presidential contenders accept climate science, and that matters

Mitt Romney is back to acknowledging that climate change is real. And Lindsey Graham, a climate realist by Republican standards, might run for president too.

Melting Ice, Melting Hearts

Love letters to Thor, whose things we found in the melting ice

A team of archaeologists in Norway have uncovered a number of artifacts revealed as ancient layers of ice start to melt away.

Business & Technology

Self-destruction genes could keep GMOs from spilling into the wild

Biotech researchers think they've found a way to keep modified genes from escaping into other organisms.

Politics

Obama’s trade agenda is a disaster for the environment, greens warn

The president wants to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade deals. Republicans are down with that. Democrats and enviros are not.