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Climate & Energy

Climate deniers don’t deserve to be called “skeptics,” scientists say

Bill Nye and other scientists are calling on the media to stop conflating the terms.

Business & Technology

Here’s all the plastic in the ocean, measured in whales

Sorry about that, sea life.

Climate & Energy

A BP spill’s worth of methane is leaking from the ocean off of Washington every year

And as ocean temperatures climb, we could see even larger releases of deep-sea methane from the region, a bummer of a new study finds.

Cities

Behold the nightmare Manhattan would become if everyone commuted by car

Without public transit, New York would have to build nearly 50 multi-lane bridges to accommodate its commuters. Yikes.

Climate & Energy

Methane is leaking out all over the damn place, thanks to the oil and gas industry

Two new studies tell us more about leaks of this potent greenhouse gas.

3 Degrees of Devastation

The world is actually making some progress on fighting climate change

We're on track for 3 degrees C of warming, says a new report. That's still enough to cause big problems, but it's less of a rise than we'd been fearing.

Climate & Energy

Obama disses Keystone XL on the Colbert Report

We need to make sure Keystone XL doesn't contribute to disastrous warming of the planet, President Obama said.

Business & Technology

The Supreme Court has no time for BP’s BS

SCOTUS denied the oil giant's request to take another look at the Deepwater Horizon settlement.

Climate & Energy

Adapting to climate change will cost much more than we thought

And we still don't know how in the world to pay for it. That's the bottom line of a jarring new report from the U.N. Environment Fund.

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