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Empty study paves the way for fracking in California

Energy companies poised to dig into California's reserves are breathing a sigh of relief.

The U.N.’s latest report on climate change is terrifying

The latest draft report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change centers on a really scary word: irreversible.

Europe’s power plants are going the way of the dinosaurs

Solar power and battery capacity will drive old-fashioned utilities in Europe to extinction, starting in 2020, according to a new report.

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Forget the climate — cap-and-trade could fix your allergies

Carbon emissions are making you sick and threatening lives.

Walk to work — you’ll be happier

A recent study finds that people who walk to work or take the train are more satisfied than the rest of us. What do they know that we don't?

Thousands of birds are igniting mid-air. What’s solar got to do with it?

The world's largest solar thermal power plant is under fire for its potentially catastrophic impact on local birds.

Pittsburgh’s kale-lovers crying after another loss to the frackers

Like many well-intentioned things, an organic farm's fight against a natural gas compressor station failed.

Just living close to Walmart makes you fat

A new study finds that people living near big box stores have higher rates of obesity and diabetes. What's the connection? Look at the streets.

Your iPhone is about to get (a little) less toxic

The next step in a green direction: Apple will prohibit the use of benzene and n-hexane in final assembly of iPhones and iPads.