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Climate & Energy

Court says N.Y. town can outlaw fracking

Dryden and more than 50 other municipalities want to ban fracking in case New York's state moratorium is lifted. An appeals court said that's just fine.

Climate & Energy

Fracking threatens to escalate the West’s water wars

Nearly half of the country's fracking wells are located in water-stressed regions, so we might be seeing some ugly fights over water in the West.

Climate & Energy

Atlantic coastal waters are the hottest since measurements began

Temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean from Maine to North Carolina were nearly three degrees warmer last year than the 30-year average.

Living

Go (slightly) greener by getting your groceries delivered

You could halve the carbon footprint of your grocery shopping by sitting back and letting somebody else deliver the goods to your door, a new study finds.

Climate & Energy

ExxonMobil’s tar-sands pipeline leaks again

The same ExxonMobil pipeline that made a big mess a month ago in Mayflower, Ark., has now spilled into a yard in Missouri.

Politics

Climate hawk Markey wins primary, moves one step closer to Senate

Rep. Ed Markey won the Democratic primary for Massachusetts’ special Senate election, thanks in part to help from greens, and is favored to win the general election.

Politics

Climate-denying GOP rep wants to take science-funding decisions away from scientists

Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas has drafted a bill that would let Congress set the criteria for grants awarded by the National Science Foundation.

Climate & Energy

Uranium mining is coming soon to the Grand Canyon area

Last year, Obama banned mines near the Grand Canyon, but one Canadian company has successfully argued that it should be allowed to mine anyway.

Climate & Energy

Climate change hurts women. Wall Street Journal sneers.

Democrats pointed out that climate change disproportionately affects women, especially poor women in developing countries. Right-wing media outlets thought that was funny.

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