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Climate & Energy

Oceans are absorbing excess heat, for now

Climate change is disproportionately warming the oceans, but scientists warn that this trend won't keep landlubbers cool forever.

Politics

Jailed for eco-activism, and then jailed for blogging about eco-activism

Daniel McGowan was first imprisoned for allegedly participating in an Earth Liberation Front arson, then he was thrown in jail again for exercising his free speech.

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.

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