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Politics

Inhofe supports tornado aid, says it’s “totally different” from Hurricane Sandy aid

The Oklahoma senator opposed the Sandy aid bill, but says taxpayer assistance for tornado victims is a wholly worthy expenditure.

Climate & Energy

Canada’s government is spending millions to get you to like the Keystone pipeline

A big marketing campaign aims to convince Americans that Canada is a critical source of eco-friendly oil and that Keystone XL is a great idea.

Politics

Bill aims to tackle climate-caused health problems

Legislation in Congress tries to get the U.S. ready for an onslaught of climate-related maladies. It won't pass, but it's a nice effort.

Climate & Energy

Manhattan to see more killer heat waves

Climate change is expected to boost the number of deaths in New York City's most densely populated borough, a new study finds.

Business & Technology

More than 100,000 electric vehicles now on the roads in U.S.

Sales of the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S helped the industry reach this milestone. Meanwhile, Tesla plans to repay a government loan nine years early.

Food

Could the Monsanto Protection Act get repealed?

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) is trying to roll back a provision that allows GMO crops to be planted even before they've been OK'd by the USDA.

Business & Technology

Nation’s biggest uranium mine planned in New Mexico

Companies from Japan and Canada want to build the mine on land held sacred by Native Americans, and the U.S. Forest Service may just say OK.

Climate & Energy

Can we blame climate change for the tornado that took out Moore, Okla.?

Sometimes natural disasters are just that: natural.

Climate & Energy

BP, Shell, Statoil accused of fixing oil prices

European officials have raided the oil companies' offices, and now a U.S. senator wants an investigation launched on this side of the pond.

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