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Politics

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo lays out a plan to fight climate change, increase clean energy

In his State of the State address, Cuomo calls for $1 billion in green-economy funds, an electric-car charging network, and a tighter CO2 cap.

Climate & Energy

In one Australia town, it’s too hot even to pump gasoline

... While others are in danger of being burned to the ground.

Politics

Va. governor: Tax alternative fuel vehicles, not gasoline

The revenue lost will be made up by an increase in taxes on transit riders, among others.

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.

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