Fastest-growing metro areas in U.S. are sprawling and water-challenged

Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, and L.A. added the most residents from 2011 to 2012, according to new Census data.

Climate & Energy

Louisiana pipeline fire, now extinguished, sickened residents

One out of every 10 residents of a nearby town say pollution from the pipeline accident and the resulting days-long fire made them sick.

Climate & Energy

BP can bid on new Gulf drilling leases, but will it be allowed to drill?

After being barred from bidding on Gulf of Mexico drilling leases as punishment for the Deepwater Horizon spill, BP is now back in action -- kind of.

Climate & Energy

Obama: Let’s fund clean car technology with oil and gas royalties

The president wants to spend $2 billion over the next decade to research ways to power cars without oil, funded by offshore drilling royalties.


Too big to prosecute: How Monsanto slipped the DOJ’s grasp

The DOJ wasn't "prepared to bite the bullet" and prosecute its antitrust case against Monsanto.

Climate & Energy

Another climate delay from the Obama admin?

The EPA may postpone release of its landmark greenhouse gas regulations for new power plants. Environmentalists are not pleased.

Climate & Energy

Oil industry ad campaign: ‘Give us tax breaks or everybody gets hurt’

New ads from the American Petroleum Institute claim that a tax on the energy industry is really "a tax on families."


Bottled water doesn’t actually come from where you think it does

Author Peter Gleick found that nearly half of bottled water is just treated stuff from the tap.

Climate & Energy

Obama admin wants hundreds of tiny nuclear reactors built in U.S.

If the Department of Energy has its way, as many as 50 small modular reactors could be built and deployed every year by 2040.