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If oil spills in the Arctic and no one is around to clean it up, does it just stay there?

A new report is yet another reminder of why oil companies should be kept out of the thawing Arctic.

Climate & Energy

Oregon tells rail companies to keep oil deliveries secret

A newspaper won the right to see reports about trains carrying crude. So state officials told rail companies to stop sending in the reports.

Climate & Energy

Pony up, frackers: Texas family wins $3 million in contamination lawsuit

This is reportedly the first case in which a jury has awarded compensation for fracking-related pollution and health problems.

What are they on about?

It’s virtually certain that the IPCC needs to dump its “very likely” crap

Researchers have discovered, yet again, that few people understand what the heck the world's preeminent authority on climate change is trying to say.

Climate & Energy

Corn waste-based ethanol could be worse for the climate than gasoline

Cellulosic ethanol was supposed to be a climate savior, but a new study casts doubt on that assumption.

Climate & Energy

Minnesota can’t say no to coal power, judge rules

A Minnesota law aims to reduce fossil fuel use. Coal plants in North Dakota said no fair, and a federal court agreed, striking down part of the law.

Climate & Energy

Ukraine belatedly seeks renewable energy as weapon against Russia

Right now the embattled nation gets just 2 percent of its energy from clean sources. It's seeking U.S. investment in wind, solar, and biomass to help raise that number.

Politics

Obama delays Keystone decision — again

The administration is giving federal agencies more time to weigh in on the pipeline. That means a decision will probably be pushed past the midterm elections.

It's just capitalism, right?

Ex-BP official got rich on Deepwater Horizon spill, gets busted

The coordinator for BP's cleanup effort dumped company stock while the magnitude of the spill was being covered up. The SEC calls that insider trading.