Business & Technology

Don’t panic! Fukushima radiation just hit the West Coast

It took more than two years, but the ocean-borne radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi plant is finally detectable on U.S. shores.

Climate & Energy

Could the GOP-controlled Congress actually raise the gas tax?

A few Republicans and conservative groups are calling for a hike in the tax to pay for roads and other transportation infrastructure.


The USDA might tell Americans to eat less beef for the sake of the environment

It turns out that what's healthier for humans is also healthier for the climate.

Climate & Energy

California Gov. Jerry Brown gets more ambitious about tackling climate change

He's calling for 50 percent of the state's electricity to come from renewables by 2030, and for a big cut in gas consumption by cars and trucks.

Baked Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska, is so hot right now

For the first time in recorded history, temps in Anchorage didn't drop below zero all year. Alaskans are freaked out.

Climate & Energy

Leave it to West Virginia to confuse its students about science

The state board of education is introducing nonsense into teaching guidelines for climate change.


Congress will soon approve Keystone, say Republicans

The new GOP-led Senate is pushing the pipeline as its first priority this year. Will Obama respond with a veto?

smog list

This new app takes a swipe at China’s worst polluters

The interactive map shows, in real time, exactly who is spewing smog.

Climate & Energy

California’s cap-and-trade program now covers cars

The oil industry claims this will make gasoline prices soar. Experts say that’s not true -- unless the oil industry manipulates the market.