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Climate & Energy

Lobbyists bidding to block government regs set sights on secretive White House office

When lobbyists fail to derail regulations proposed by federal agencies, they often find a receptive ear within the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

Water Woes

The U.S. could supply all of California with water if we fixed our leaky pipes

Drought-ridden Los Angeles made headlines when an old pipe burst, leaking 20 million gallons of water. But it turns out the whole U.S. is long overdue for a water infrastructure upgrade.


New Orleans school won’t be built atop a toxic dump — for now

A small alumni group from the floundering Walter L. Cohen High School has beaten back a proposal to relocate to a former landfill.

Climate & Energy

Straussed out? Listen to wind turbine version of Blue Danube

Siemens commissioned the windy version of Blue Danube Waltz to celebrate its 448-turbine wind farm.


More people drive to work if you give them free parking and transit passes

Yay! More traffic and carbon emissions for everyone!

Class Dismissed

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse schools climate deniers in Senate, drops mic

Every climate-denial argument ever gets eviscerated in one place.

A union divided

Why is this union fighting Obama’s power plant regulations while saying it supports climate action?

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is cosponsoring the upcoming People’s Climate March even while it speaks out against EPA climate rules.

Climate & Energy

Sierra Club honors environmental justice. Who’s next?

The club's new award is named after environmental justice pioneer Robert Bullard. Nice move. Here are some ideas for other green groups.

Climate & Energy

Watch drought take over the entire state of California in one GIF

California, the producer of half of the nation's fruits, veggies, and nuts, is experiencing its third-worst drought on record.

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