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Climate & Energy

U.S. nuclear companies fight new safety measures

Is $20 million too much to spend to prevent radioactive fallout in the case of a nuclear accident? Germany, Japan, and other nations say no. American companies say yes.

Climate & Energy

Enviros slam Keystone findings, threatened species stay silent

In addition to its climate impacts, the Keystone XL pipeline would pose threats to whooping cranes and lots of other endangered species.

Politics

Meet Obama’s energy secretary pick: Ernest Moniz

Moniz, an MIT physicist and former Clinton administration official, has some controversial views on natural gas as a "bridge" fuel and other energy issues.

Politics

Meet Obama’s EPA pick: Gina McCarthy

The brash Bostonite has been strong on climate change policy, but she's also friendly with industry.

Climate & Energy

Van Jones: Keystone XL would be ‘the Obama Pipeline’

Van Jones came out swinging against Keystone, warning that if it's approved it would be a big black mark on Obama's legacy.

Climate & Energy

New York Times kills its ‘Green’ blog

First the Times shut down its environment desk. Now it's shuttering its environment blog. But the paper claims it'll keep reporting on green issues.

Cities

Michigan gov.: Detroit is no longer capable of taking care of itself

The mostly white, Republican Michigan government is taking over the mostly black, Democratic Detroit government. What could possibly go wrong?

Climate & Energy

State Dept. on Keystone XL: So not a big deal

The State Department's new environmental impact statement says there's no good environmental reason not to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

Climate & Energy

As BP battles in court over Deepwater Horizon, oil spills are happening all over the place

They don't get as much press as BP's Gulf gusher did, but oil spills happen constantly. Here are just a few from this past week.

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