Climate & Energy

Duke Energy’s coal-ash spill has utterly ruined a river

The Dan River in North Carolina has been turned into gray sludge -- and Duke Energy still hasn't figured out how to stop the leak.


Hundreds of scientists urge EPA to reject Pebble Mine

A proposed gold and copper mine near Alaska’s fish-rich Bristol Bay would be a terrible idea, 360 scientists say in a letter to the EPA.

Climate & Energy

Will Obama do the right thing on ozone and smog this time around?

Obama has been as bad as Bush when it comes to curbing ground-level ozone pollution. But soon he'll have another chance to get ozone rules right.


Can we save Chesapeake Bay from chicken crap?

A bill in Maryland would make poultry producers pay five cents a bird to help protect the bay from chicken-waste runoff.

Climate & Energy

Is fracking pollution deforming babies?

Infants born near fracking sites in Colorado were found to suffer from elevated rates of congenital heart defects and neural tube defects.


Federal climate hubs will help farmers adapt

It's another way the Obama administration is pushing ahead on climate initiatives without the cooperation of Congress.

Climate & Energy

Step right up, Big Coal, for America’s Big Coal Giveaway

It's bad enough that the U.S. leases out so many coal tracts. Even worse is that it does so at way-below-market prices, as a new report confirms.

Climate & Energy

Climate change means more wildfires, and that means lots more air pollution

In California, air pollution from wildfires is expected to soar over the coming decades, according to new research.

Climate & Energy

Tunisia’s new constitution calls for climate protection

The country that kicked off the Arab Spring has now committed to fighting global warming.