Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

A BP spill’s worth of methane is leaking from the ocean off of Washington every year

And as ocean temperatures climb, we could see even larger releases of deep-sea methane from the region, a bummer of a new study finds.

Climate & Energy

Methane is leaking out all over the damn place, thanks to the oil and gas industry

Two new studies tell us more about leaks of this potent greenhouse gas.

burnin' rubber

Michigan thinks burning tires counts as renewable energy

A Michigan bill aims to classify fuel made by burning tires and hazardous industrial waste as renewable energy, but environmentalists say that's setting a dangerous precedent.

Business & Technology

Now bike messengers will run lights to deliver your Amazon

Drones are out, cyclists are in for the company's latest strategy to undercut brick-and-mortar.

Climate & Energy

No one sucks on climate change like Australia, mate

Performance index released at Lima climate talks puts Denmark in the best-performing slot, followed by Sweden and Britain.

Politics

What would it mean for the environment if Hillary targeted pickup-driving country fans?

Trying to appeal to rural white voters is the wrong way for a Democrat to win the White House. And it would be bad for the climate too.

Climate & Energy

Sea swallows the last house in doomed Virginia beach town

In the 1950s, developers pitched Cedar Island, Va., as the next great East Coast beach resort. That dream is now completely gone.

Climate & Energy

Updates on things I’m obsessed with

The latest on: the Supreme Court and an exciting FERC order; Peabody Energy and a misguided constitutional scholar; and coal export terminals and why we don’t need more.

3 Degrees of Devastation

The world is actually making some progress on fighting climate change

We're on track for 3 degrees C of warming, says a new report. That's still enough to cause big problems, but it's less of a rise than we'd been fearing.

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