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A wind in the waters

Offshore wind power is finally coming to the U.S.

Construction begins on a new clean energy project off the coast of Rhode Island.

Pope’s climate encyclical divides American opinion

A new poll finds that swing-state voters are split along partisan lines -- of course.

Welcome, aliens! Wait, just gimme a sec to clean up

We found a new planet that could support life. If not for ourselves, then for our hypothetical new friends: Let's clean this place up a little.

Shell gets the final go-ahead to drill in the Arctic

The Obama administration says sure, go for it. Hey, what could go wrong?

Wind power could get its tax breaks back

The Senate is moving toward restoring a key tax credit for the wind energy industry. But the House might not play along.

Pope hangs out with mayors, gets them to make climate pledges

Sixty mayors from around the world gathered at the Vatican and got encouragement from Pope Francis for their plans to cut CO2 emissions.

Fossil fuel emissions want to ruin carbon dating, too

The emissions don't have any radioactive carbon, so dating artifacts could become a lot more difficult.

This is likely when people started eating chicken

People have kept chickens for cockfighting for thousands of years. Eating them is a different story.

Big trouble ahead for ocean’s tiny microbes

A new study shows that ocean acidification could drastically impact the world's phytoplankton populations.