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Climate & Energy

Virginia politician’s job isn’t to worry about Virginia’s future environment

"I can't ban something because of something that might happen 500 or 1,000 years from now," says dummy.

Climate & Energy

America’s oil imports to hit 25-year low by 2014

Thanks to our domestic oil boom, "petroleum engineer" has become one of the hottest jobs in the country.

Climate & Energy

It’s official: 2012 was the warmest year on record for the U.S.

Last year was a full degree warmer than the next-warmest year of 1998.

Politics

Interior pledges ‘high-level review’ of Shell’s Arctic farce

Rest assured, though: the government insists that it is committed to drilling in the Arctic.

Food

New food-safety rules are not making us feel all that nauseated

Both food-safety advocates and the food industry seem to like the rules aimed at preventing food-borne illness. Too bad they're so slow in coming.

Climate & Energy

Solar crowdfunding project Mosaic sells out in under 24 hours

A new Kickstarter-style service that makes it easy to invest in rooftop solar arrays has already sold out of shares in its public projects.

Climate & Energy

Keystone protesters take the fight to TransCanada offices

Activists mobilized on Monday at TransCanada offices in Houston and Westborough, Mass. Next up: big protests in D.C. and New England.

Climate & Energy

Tar-sands operations dump carcinogenic pollution in Canadian lakes

The mining of Alberta's tar sands has boosted levels of cancer-causing compounds in waterways up to 55 miles away, according to a new study.

Business & Technology

Cleantech investment fell off a cliff in 2012

Global venture investment in clean technology fell to $6.46 billion in 2012, down 33 percent from 2011. But there are bright signs for 2013.

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