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Climate & Energy

Kansas may mandate unsustainable development

A bill in the state House would outlaw use of state funds to promote or practice sustainable development. Tough luck, future generations.

Climate & Energy

Another wild hurricane season ahead, forecasters say

Nine hurricanes are expected to develop in the Atlantic this summer season, including five major hurricanes -- more than the long-term average.

Climate & Energy

Biblical flood means climate change isn’t caused by humans, says Texas Rep. Joe Barton

Barton says Noah's Great Flood was caused by climate change, which proves that carbon emissions don't cause climate change. Or something.

Climate & Energy

Keystone XL protestor cleverly disrupts Valero golf tournament, explains how he did it

An anti-tar-sands activist got his message onto an official tournament sign, embarrassing sponsor Valero, one of the oil companies pushing Keystone XL.

Climate & Energy

Climate change curriculum for American kids watered down

New science education guidelines call for teaching climate change, but those lessons will begin later and be shallower than originally planned.

Politics

Sally Jewell will now be your interior secretary

The Senate has given its OK to Obama's interior nominee, who's worked most recently as CEO of REI and who started her career as an oil engineer.

Business & Technology

Just, um, do it? Climate action, sponsored by Nike

The Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy coalition wants President Obama to see how expensive climate change can be.

Climate & Energy

Coal-mining jobs on the rise under Obama

Despite industry claims of a war on coal, there have been 15.3 percent more coal-mining jobs on average under Obama than there were under Bush.

Climate & Energy

Michigan neighbors sue to shut down new wind farm

Property owners say nearby wind turbines are causing them health problems. Meanwhile, a new paper finds no evidence that "wind turbine syndrome" exists.

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