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

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

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.

Is 2015 the year Pope Francis defeats climate change?

The Holy Father will publish an edict on human ecology and address the U.N. in the run-up to Paris 2015 negotiations.

Can a commercial development be used to block Big Oil?

Environmental groups are pushing for the rapid development of a $1.3 billion real estate project. Why?

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In the battle of almonds vs. salmon, everyone is a loser

A state law in California requires that in dry times, surfacewater be diverted to save salmon habitats. Almond farmers are not really into that.

Washington governor proposes big, bold climate plan

Jay Inslee wants to create a cap-and-trade program for the state's biggest polluters and use the money raised to fund transportation, education, and more.

Your electric vehicle might not be as green as you think it is

If you get your power from coal, an EV actually causes more environmental and health damage than a gas-powered car. But as we shift to cleaner energy, EVs make more sense.

The very first thing the new Republican Senate will do is try to push through Keystone

Mitch McConnell, incoming Senate majority leader, just can’t wait to get his colleagues to vote “yes” on the controversial tar-sands pipeline.

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Obama’s latest green move: Banning drilling in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Do you like eating wild fish? Then you should approve, because 40 percent of the U.S. wild catch comes from this beautiful bay.