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Climate & Energy

Ohio fracking boom has not brought jobs

When Ohio allowed frackers to move in, it expected new jobs. Those jobs have not materialized, according to a new report.

Climate & Energy

Environmentalists and gas companies sing Kumbaya, create voluntary fracking standards

The new, oxymoronically named Center for Sustainable Shale Development will certify gas companies that meet stricter environmental standards.

Climate & Energy

Here are a couple of weather experts who actually believe in climate change

Many TV meteorologists are skeptics, but the heads of the Weather Company and the National Weather Service grok this whole global warming thing.

Cities

Can San Jose’s green vision live up to its hype?

The California city set a 2022 deadline for all kinds of lofty green innovations. But how about building some more bike lanes?

Climate & Energy

Construction begins on new nuclear reactors in Georgia

They'll be the first new reactors in the U.S. in 30 years -- and they're already plagued by cost overruns and delays.

Food

Major grocers on frankenfish: ‘Hell no, we won’t sell that!’

Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and other grocery chains say they will not sell genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon.

Climate & Energy

Maryland pushing ahead on offshore wind farm

The governor's plan to bring a 200-megawatt offshore wind farm to the state finally got the OK from the state legislature. Now on to the next hurdle ...

Climate & Energy

Abu Dhabi mega solar plant will free up oil to export

The largest concentrated solar power plant in the world will cut 175,000 tons of CO2 emissions -- and let the United Arab Emirates send more crude our way.

Climate & Energy

Los Angeles to ditch coal by 2025

"The era of coal is over," says L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The city's utility will make up the difference with renewables, efficiency, and natural gas.

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