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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.

Don’t blame climate change for California’s terrible drought

But rising temperatures might be making it worse.

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.

Climate & Energy

Obama disses Keystone XL on the Colbert Report

We need to make sure Keystone XL doesn't contribute to disastrous warming of the planet, President Obama said.

MISSISSIPPI MOJO

A green utopia deep in Mississippi? This guy has a game plan

Kali Akuno wants to build an eco-village in the middle of Jackson, Miss. And so far, he's getting all the cooperation he needs.

Climate & Energy

Lousiana has a crazy plan to save its sinking coastline

The state hopes to save its rapidly disappearing coastline with a 50-year, $50 billion plan based on science that’s never been tested and money it doesn’t have. What could go wrong?

Climate & Energy

Coal giant exploits the global poor to save its own hide

Peabody Energy, the world's biggest private coal company, is trying to pitch itself as a friend of poor people. Oh, the ironies abound.

Business & Technology

The Supreme Court has no time for BP’s BS

SCOTUS denied the oil giant's request to take another look at the Deepwater Horizon settlement.

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