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Climate & Energy

Is a green energy revolution on the global agenda?

Mass protests over green space in Turkey posed a significant threat to the ruling party, and other countries have begun to feel the heat as well.

Climate & Energy

These members of Congress are bankrolled by the fracking industry

The growing fracking industry is "yielding gushers" of campaign donations for congressional candidates, according to a new report.

Climate & Energy

At U.N. climate talks in Warsaw, hunger games get serious

Fed up, young delegates to the U.N.'s famously ineffectual annual conclave push for more aid to countries inundated by climate disasters.

Climate & Energy

You can’t ignore the smog in China

The one embarrassing problem China is taking seriously.

Climate & Energy

Warsaw walkout: Big green groups bail on U.N. climate talks

For the first time ever, environmental groups have staged a mass walkout of a U.N. climate summit.

Living

Ask Umbra: Are my newfangled lightbulbs making my house cold?

A reader wonders if those old, inefficient incandescents were actually keeping his flat toasty. Umbra sheds a little light on the subject.

Climate & Energy

Just 90 companies are responsible for two-thirds of greenhouse gas emissions

Chevron, Exxon, and BP are among companies most responsible for climate change since dawn of industrial age.

Food

Washington’s GMO labeling flop, two weeks later: What it means

The food industry unleashed a flurry of anti-labeling ads, but they only worked because support for labeling is broad but shallow.

Cities

Reading, writing, & arsenic: New Orleans school planned atop toxic dump

Louisiana continues a long tradition of planting schools -- particularly those serving poor, black kids -- on contaminated brownfields.

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