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Nestlé doesn’t want you to know how much water it’s bottling from the California desert

As California grapples with drought, the world's biggest food company gets away with carting off its water.

Business as usual

Corporate polluters are almost never prosecuted for their crimes

Budget cuts at federal agencies are helping companies get away with more than 99 percent of the environmental crimes the government knows about.

Like father, like daughter

Liz Cheney scorns climate action, just like her dad

Dick Cheney's eldest claims that the EPA and the Clean Water Act pose "a much greater threat" to America than global warming.

Climate & Energy

Guess which two words can make your nonpartisan education reforms a hot potato?

Some states think that the new national standards for the science curriculum go way too far when it comes to teaching kids about climate change.

Business & Technology

U.S. tariffs on Chinese solar panels break trade rules, WTO says

Efforts to protect U.S. panel manufacturers from cheap Chinese imports have run afoul of the World Trade Organization.

dude, where's my water?

America’s largest reservoir is hitting new record lows every day

The drought and overuse of Colorado River water has led to an epic decline in water levels at Lake Mead.

Climate & Energy

Another court victory for EPA — this time on mountaintop-removal rules

The EPA is well within its rights to regulate mountaintop-removal coal mining, a federal appeals court decided.

Climate & Energy

Oklahoma hit by eight earthquakes in two days. Is the fracking industry to blame?

Last year, Oklahoma's quake activity was more than 5,000 percent greater than normal. Underground injection of fracking wastewater might be the cause.

A gassy, icy concoction

New shipping channel will carry natural gas through the Arctic

Japan and China want to buy gas from Siberia, so shipping companies are going to take a shortcut through melting ice.