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Climate & Energy

Southern section of Keystone XL pipeline is already halfway done

The pipeline could be pumping oil by the end of this year, TransCanada says. And when it's complete, temporary construction jobs will disappear.

Climate & Energy

Canadians are feeling cocky about Keystone approval

After a trip to D.C., Alberta's governor is "very optimistic" that the Keystone XL pipeline will be built.

Climate & Energy

It’s too hot and muggy to work this century

As the globe warms around us, it's getting harder to get any work done, a new study finds.

Climate & Energy

Multibillion dollar question: How gross was BP’s negligence?

Was BP grossly negligent, or just plain ol' negligent? A trial that began Monday over the Deepwater Horizon spill will answer that question.

Business & Technology

For Open Data Day, green hacks and snacks

On Saturday, hackers the world over will team up to create sweet apps to improve cities and the environment.

Climate & Energy

Permafrost is even less perma than we thought

A new study shows the frozen ground covering an eighth of the globe is melting faster and sooner than we thought.

Politics

How the environmental movement can save the environment

What environmentalists are doing isn't working and isn't enough. So what would be?

Food

USDA says crops will do better but food prices will do worse

Some crops may be doing better, the financial cost of last year's drought is only just now hitting our wallets.

Climate & Energy

Tar Sands Blockaders tell their own story in a new documentary

"Blockadia Rising" relates the intense story of activists fighting the ongoing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in East Texas.

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