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Living

Check out these rad women cyclists gearing up to take the lane

The National Women's Bicycling Forum in Washington, D.C., digs in to why ladies only make up about one-quarter of U.S. bike-riders.

Cities

Amtrak is making a comeback, kinda

Ridership has grown by 55 percent since 1997 and is now at record levels, with over 31 million travelers annually, says a new report from Brookings.

Climate & Energy

China keeps making new green pledges

From a carbon tax to investment in air-quality upgrades, China is taking action to clean up its filthy environment.

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.

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