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Climate & Energy

Will falling gas prices be bad for the climate?

Lower prices could have two negative effects: more gasoline burning and less investment in cleaner alternatives and technologies.

Business & Technology

There are still tons of BP oil on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

A new study shows that cleanup efforts barely scratched the surface.

Very carefully

How can we get power to the poor without frying the planet?

Nearly 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity, but bringing them up to a western level of consumption of fossil fuels will fry the planet. What's the ethical path forward?

Living

Is it better to crank up the thermostat or buy a space heater?

A reader wants to stay warm without wasting energy. Umbra turns up the heat.

Food

No, sorry, but Peru is not organic-food heaven

Peru may have banned GMOs, but the success it has seen in feeding its people has a lot more to do with smart economic policies.

Climate & Energy

This man wants to stop America’s salad bowl from being fracked

From a military and engineering career to fighting fracking -- meet one of the most interesting candidates on the ballot in November.

Climate & Energy

Environmentalists don’t like Europe’s new climate plan. Can Obama do better?

Oxfam and Greenpeace call out the new E.U. targets for being too low and unenforceable.

TIMES ARE GETTIN' HEATED

Climate change makes us want to punch someone, says science

The National Bureau of Economic Research points out the connection between climate change and ... bar fights?

Climate & Energy

Colorado’s fracking regulators aren’t regulating

People who reported fracking-related complaints to the authorities were frustrated by the lack of response, researchers found.

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