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Climate & Energy

Beijing’s air is dirty for the same reason yours might be: Polluting neighbors

Air pollution isn't deterred by borders, which causes problems here in the U.S. and in China.

Living

When trees die, so do we

In areas where trees are being killed by beetles, more people are dying from cardiovascular and respiratory disease, according to new research.

Cities

Could the sharing economy kill public transit?

The guy who brought you NextBus now kind of wants to kill buses altogether.

Business & Technology

Hey evil coal boss: Is it also Obama’s fault if you’re hiring workers back?

If reports are correct, Robert Murray is back in the hiring game, despite wailing about Obama's reelection.

Politics

Kerry comes out strong for clean energy in nomination hearing

On Keystone XL permit approval, though, he punts.

Climate & Energy

Cool job posting: Earn $20 pretending to hate wind energy

If you'll be in Manhattan next week, contact Ovation to get your $20 for opposing U.K. wind development.

Cities

Utah Republican proposes bill to prepare for climate-change-worsened wildfires

At the same time, a group of doctors warned Utahns about Salt Lake City's poor air quality.

Business & Technology

Shell wins prestigious award for ineptitude

Our congratulations go out to the company for its impressive victory.

Climate & Energy

World leaders emitted 2.5 million kilograms of CO2 getting to Davos

And will double that amount getting home.