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Environmental free-trade deal could help tar-sands producers

The WTO has started talks on a new deal that would facilitate trade in "environmental goods," but its definition of "environmental" is not so good.

Will gas get a free pass?

Oil companies try to weasel out of California’s cap-and-trade program

Big Oil has convinced some lawmakers to try to delay the inclusion of motor fuels in the state's carbon-trading system. Because it cares about struggling families.


Will the U.S. keep spending taxpayer money on dirty coal plants abroad?

President Obama ordered the U.S. Export-Import Bank to stop funding coal plants, but some members are Congress are trying to undermine that ban.

Climate & Energy

Canadians are eating tar-sands pollution

New research paints an alarming picture of wildlife being contaminated by tar-sands extraction -- wildlife that First Nations have long hunted for food.

Space Oddity

Hopefully NASA won’t screw up its CO2-measuring satellite this time

On Tuesday, NASA is launching a new satellite to measure atmospheric CO2 from space. The previous one of its kind crashed into the ocean.

Climate & Energy

Climate change making emperor penguins’ feet a lot less happy

A new study suggests the threat of climate change is enough to put the emperor penguin on the endangered species list.

Please, sir, may I have some more?

California’s cap-and-trade program will fund environmental justice

The state will spend more than $800 million over the coming year on environmental programs funded by cap-and-trade, and at least a quarter of that will help disadvantaged communities.

The thin edge of the veg

Going vegetarian can cut your diet’s carbon footprint in half

A new study tells you how much your diet is warming the planet.

Buzz kill much?

Just how friendly are your “bee-friendly” plants?

"Bee-deadly" might be more accurate thanks to widespread use of neonicotinoid pesticides. But now retailers like Home Depot are trying to fix the problem.