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Climate & Energy

Climate change may ruin Lake Tahoe’s beautiful blueness

Not to mention the area's ski resorts.

Climate & Energy

Chevron’s own firefighters might have contributed to Richmond refinery fire

After one pipe exploded, Chevron's firefighters might have accidentally triggered the explosion of another one.

Politics

W.Va. congressmember compares EPA head to Gadhafi

Rep. David McKinley doesn't much like EPA chief Lisa Jackson. We have a theory why.

Business & Technology

Surprise: Shell’s rig ran aground in Alaska because the company was trying to avoid taxes

To get out of paying $6 million in state taxes, Shell decided to try to tow a drilling rig from Alaska to Seattle in the middle of a storm.

Climate & Energy

Notorious Mexican drug cartel branches out into a ‘more lucrative’ venture: Coal mining

Profit is profit.

Politics

Congress to act on Sandy aid — but grudgingly, late, and with a fraction of what’s needed

Had Congress acted responsibly years ago on FEMA flood insurance, Congress might not even need to act today.

Business & Technology

Richmond, Calif., fights back against Chevron’s choke hold

Chevron, which has been polluting Richmond for more than a century, is trying to win over residents with gardens and parties. It'll have to try harder.

Business & Technology

It probably shouldn’t have taken Exxon 46 minutes to shut off a broken pipeline

A 2011 oil spill along the Yellowstone River was made worse by ExxonMobil's delay in stopping the flow of oil.

Business & Technology

A new year, a new Keystone XL blockade

The Tar Sands Blockade has launched a new tree-sit -- and this time activists think TransCanada won't be able to reroute its pipeline around them.

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