Oil in a day's work

A whole lot of oil spilled in the U.S. in 2013

Drillers spilled 26 million gallons of oil and related contaminants last year. That's how much spilled during 11 days of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.


Frackers are flooding the atmosphere with climate-warming methane

Two new studies reveal the staggering disconnect between actual methane emissions and official EPA estimates.

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The West Antarctic glaciers are breaking up with us

Latest studies show that the ice sheet's gradual disappearance is now irreversible, along with catastrophic, if slow, sea-level rise.

Do you think frackers should disclose the chemicals they use? EPA wants to know

That's not a rhetorical question. The EPA is seeking public comment, even though it might not do anything after the comments are received.

Legal trifecta!

Another big EPA court victory — this time on soot pollution

It's the third notable environmental court win in a month, upholding the EPA's right to clamp down on particulates that cause heart attacks and asthma.

It only took 28 years to get solar panels back on the White House roof!

After years of repeated grumblings of “we’re going to do this, we promise,” Obama has finally plunked some solar panels on his house.

Suck it, Harvard

Stanford will dump its coal company investments

Stanford University became the 12th -- and most prestigious -- college to agree to divest from some fossil fuel stocks.

90210, represent!

Beverly Hills just banned fracking

It's the first California city to outlaw the practice, but it probably won't be the last.

He knows which way the wind blows

Obama talks climate with TV weathercasters

Al Roker was among eight weather presenters invited to interview the president on Tuesday about the administration's big new climate report.