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what's that smell?

Now Google Street View is mapping gas pipeline leaks

Experiments by Google, Environmental Defense Fund, and university scientists reveal the huge amounts of methane that leak from pipelines beneath some cities.

looks like rain

Here’s how Obama is preparing the country for climate change

The president has unveiled a number of initiatives to help communities and citizens adapt to changes in the weather.

Living

Wasting water in California will now cost you $500

After calls for voluntary conservation didn't work, the drought-stricken state is cracking down on profligate water use.

Business & Technology

Nestlé doesn’t want you to know how much water it’s bottling from the California desert

As California grapples with drought, the world's biggest food company gets away with carting off its water.

Business as usual

Corporate polluters are almost never prosecuted for their crimes

Budget cuts at federal agencies are helping companies get away with more than 99 percent of the environmental crimes the government knows about.

Like father, like daughter

Liz Cheney scorns climate action, just like her dad

Dick Cheney's eldest claims that the EPA and the Clean Water Act pose "a much greater threat" to America than global warming.

Climate & Energy

Guess which two words can make your nonpartisan education reforms a hot potato?

Some states think that the new national standards for the science curriculum go way too far when it comes to teaching kids about climate change.

Business & Technology

U.S. tariffs on Chinese solar panels break trade rules, WTO says

Efforts to protect U.S. panel manufacturers from cheap Chinese imports have run afoul of the World Trade Organization.

dude, where's my water?

America’s largest reservoir is hitting new record lows every day

The drought and overuse of Colorado River water has led to an epic decline in water levels at Lake Mead.