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Climate & Energy

Obama’s power plant rules could cut your electricity bill

A new report suggests that electric bill savings could be even more extreme than the EPA projects.

A wind in the waters

Offshore wind power is finally coming to the U.S.

Construction begins on a new clean energy project off the coast of Rhode Island.

Climate & Energy

Is your food being grown with wastewater from the oil industry?

The practice is gaining popularity in drought-plaged California, but is it safe?

Climate & Energy

Pope’s climate encyclical divides American opinion

A new poll finds that swing-state voters are split along partisan lines -- of course.


What’s it like to watch a slaughter?

A visit to the UC-Davis slaughterhouse to watch the transition from livestock to meat offers some lessons in anxiety and respect.


The California drought is killing almond trees, too

That's right: We're talking about almonds and California again, folks, but bear with us.

Climate & Energy

Jeb Bush had some surprising things to say about energy subsidies

The problem with universally condemning energy subsidies is that they're not all the same.


Your bus never comes because the world is a crazy place

The reason that your commute is such a nonstop wonder-rollercoaster has to do with chaos theory. Go figure!

Climate & Energy

A look at California’s ambitious climate plans

California has a rough road ahead on climate change.