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Climate & Energy

Here’s the anti-Keystone ad one NBC station doesn’t want you to see

The ad was supposed to run on WRC-TV in D.C. during Obama's appearance on The Tonight Show, but NBC pulled it at the last minute.

Climate & Energy

NRA attacks “shadowy network” of enviros and zoos fighting to ban lead bullets

As some states weigh bans on lead-based ammunition -- the biggest source of unregulated lead in the environment -- the NRA fights back with a conspiracy theory.

Climate & Energy

Seven ways the drought in the West really sucks

New Mexicans are having to rely on trucked-in water, bears are getting antsy, desperate farmers are selling their water to frackers, and more.

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Offshore fracking in California: What could go wrong?

Operators have been fracking off the coast of California since the late '90s, unbeknownst to state regulators and with little federal oversight.

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Keystone study contractor under scrutiny by State Dept. watchdog

Does the consulting firm studying the environmental impacts of Keystone XL have a conflict of interest? State's Inspector General is looking into the question.

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The first rule of fracking is: Don’t talk about fracking

Under the terms of their family's damage settlement with a drilling company, two kids are forbidden from talking about fracking for the rest of their lives.

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Big nuke company decides renewables are a better bet in the U.S.

French utility EDF is selling its stake in five American nuclear reactors, citing concerns about profits. It will focus on renewable energy instead.

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Cuba is finally embracing solar power

The country gets just 4 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, but seven new solar farms will change that.

Climate & Energy

TransCanada plans colossal trans-Canada oil pipeline

With Keystone XL in limbo, TransCanada announced Thursday that it wants to build an even bigger pipeline from Alberta to eastern Canada.