Australia's carbon tax bill passed its lower House by a thin majority; it should easily pass the Senate and make it into law.
An oil cleanup contest awarded $1 million to the winning Team Elastec/American Marine, which soaked up 4,670 gallons of oil per minute and got to 89.5 percent of the oil, on average.
China is going to tax the hell out of oil and gas and reinvest the money in nuclear reactors and wind farms.
Apparently there are whole worlds of chocolate we’ve been missing out on. The USDA found three new varieties of cacao ("the really good stuff," NPR says) in the Amazon rainforest.