Bloomberg proposes banning plastic foam containers, probably because they can hold soda

Actually, it's because 20,000 tons of plastic foam get thrown away in New York City every year. And considering it doesn't weigh much, that's a lot.


GAO adds climate change to list of fiscal risks to the government

Seems overdue, but this isn't the speediest government agency.

Climate & Energy

A third of North Dakota natural gas never makes it to market — which may be a good thing

While burning the gas at the wellsite costs the state and the gas company money, it's better than some alternatives.


Read and take over: Occupying urban streets with guerrilla libraries

In New York, kiosks offer books outside Sandy-shuttered libraries, and in Oakland, a people's library is surviving on the sidewalk.


Obama’s threat to act unilaterally on climate change? Looking empty

Conversations with senior administration officials suggest that the threat doesn't have teeth -- and won't include regulations on old power plants.

Climate & Energy

Courting White House arrest over Keystone XL: Rancher, financier, Kennedy, Sierra Club head

At an action today in Washington, celebrities and activists try to put pressure on the president to reject the Keystone pipeline.


Will New York’s next mayor keep the city’s bike lanes?

It depends on who wins.

Are San Francisco oysters a wilderness wrecker or a pollution solution?

One part of the Bay Area is getting rid of oysters for the sake of the environment, while another is eagerly reintroducing them.

Study questions eco-benefit of vegetarian diet; we question study

French researchers say diets heavy on fruits and vegetables might not be so great for the planet, but they make some strange assumptions.