Let the speculation begin: Obama to talk climate at State of the Union

The Wall Street Journal expects Obama to call for regulation of carbon pollution from existing power plants.


Obama taps Sally Jewell, CEO of REI, for Interior post

REI CEO Sally Jewell's mixed background in environmental advocacy and the energy industry makes her an interesting pick for Secretary of the Interior.

Seattle and San Francisco consider divesting from fossil fuels

San Francisco joins Seattle in looking at dropping fossil fuel investments from employee pension funds.

Business & Technology

We’re on the verge of a scary undersea gold rush

Soon fancy robots will be drilling miles deep into the sea floor for gold. What could go wrong?

Business & Technology

Huge paper company promises to stop being deforesting jerks

Under pressure from activists, the world's third-largest paper pulper has agreed to stop clear-cutting natural rainforest in Indonesia.

Climate & Energy

Find out which facilities near you are doing the most damage to the climate!

Spoiler: Probably the ones with big smokestacks that generate your electricity.


Bike bans declared unconstitutional in Colorado, introduced in Missouri

A biking ban in a Colorado town was struck down by the state's Supreme Court. Meanwhile, a Missouri legislator wants to ban bikes from state highways.

Climate & Energy

Want to fight climate change? Don’t work so hard

Get lazy, folks! Working fewer hours could make a significant dent in climate-warming emissions.

Business & Technology

A new proposal for shipping tar-sands oil: Use the thawed Arctic!

While the proposal is likely a non-starter, it reveals the increasing frustration of oil companies trying to move stubborn tar-sands oil.

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