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Climate & Energy

In a blow to Republican rhetoric, China announces plan for a carbon tax

China's goal is to see carbon emissions 40 percent lower than 2005 levels by 2020.

Cities

The success of London’s congestion charge, in three maps

Big drops in car use, big increases in public transit. What's not to love?

Climate & Energy

Why the fracking boom may actually be an economic bubble

The huge growth in fracking is not sustainable, in multiple senses of the word.

Climate & Energy

100% of electric capacity added in U.S. last month was renewable

The U.S. added 1,231 megawatts -- all in wind, solar, and biomass.

Business & Technology

BP thinks people are still kind of overreacting to the Gulf oil spill

The media push by BP's lead attorney has one goal: make the company pay out as little as possible.

Business & Technology

How one fracking company bullies residents and elected officials alike

As one local official notes, Range Resources does nothing to "avoid the perception of the big-bad-bully oil company."

Climate & Energy

American energy infrastructure at risk from hackers in China and elsewhere

A report highlighted by the New York Times emphasizes the risks our nation faces as its systems move online.

Climate & Energy

Climate change means more blizzards but less snow, which confuses people apparently

The media, of course, played up the apparent contradiction instead of the science.

Politics

Anti-climate House Science committee now worried about the critical threat of asteroids

Committee chair Rep. Smith has suggested that the threat of climate change is overblown, but now worries about space rocks.

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