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Climate & Energy

The nine things you need to know about Obama’s new climate rules

So what's the deal with these EPA power plant regulations everyone is talking about? Here's what you need to know.

Climate & Energy

Obama takes his boldest step ever to fight climate change

The EPA is rolling out an ambitious plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Climate & Energy

Cow causes oily spill; energy companies ruminate over whether to cow-proof facilities

A cow in North Dakota rubbed up against a tank valve, probably while scratching an itch, and triggered a spill of natural gas condensate.

quel soulagement

World cautiously relieved by Obama’s climate announcement

Leaders around the globe are glad to see the U.S. finally taking global warming seriously. This could lay the groundwork for a new international climate deal next year.

Living

The misadventures of eco-comedian Kristina Wong will make you LOL

From buying vegetable oil in back alleys to using online dating to find rides in Los Angeles, Wong finds the funny (and absurd) in green livin'.

Living

Ask Umbra: How do I convince my boss to start an office recycling program?

A reader is out of sorts about coworkers tossing recyclables in the trash. Umbra has the cure for separation anxiety.

Close, but ...

Obama’s proposed power plant rules fall slightly short of environmentalists’ hopes

The EPA proposal is a major step in the right direction, but climate hawks will be pushing over the next year to make the final rules stricter.

Puffin snuff

Something is seriously wrong on the East Coast — and it’s killing all the baby puffins

Disappearing puffins, stray whales, invading sailfish: The North Atlantic is in a bad way. Here's why.

Climate & Energy

Obama gears up for his big climate move

The president is about to launch the largest climate change initiative in U.S. history, and it's not because he's a tree-hugging hippie.

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