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Business & Technology

Exxon’s predictions for 2040: More oil use, more electricity use, more, more, more

ExxonMobil's annual "Outlook for Energy" report is not without bias -- or alarming data.

Climate & Energy

Gas line break creates massive fireball in W. Va.

We're updating this story as information comes in.

Climate & Energy

Gotta wear shades: Solar installations hit new annual record

Solar power installations are up this year, making for enough capacity to power more than a million households. But Fox News is worried!

Food

Milk sales have declined sharply, perhaps because we aren’t all babies

Declining sales point to the fact that fewer Americans are drinking milk. Philip Bump offers an explanation -- plus reasons why it's gross anyway.

Climate & Energy

Judge orders two-week halt to Keystone XL pipeline construction

A Texas judge ruled there was sufficient evidence that TransCanada had misled landowners about what would really be flowing through its pipeline.

Business & Technology

BP emails reveal the company underreported the 2010 Gulf spill

Did you just die of shock? Sorry if you just died of shock.

Food

For the first time, cities see a drop in childhood obesity

From New York and L.A. to small cities in Nebraska and Alaska, childhood obesity rates are inching downward. The reasons aren't yet known.

Politics

Politico’s top secret megascoop on the link between energy and the economy

The D.C. paper of record outdoes itself on putting insider obsequiousness before information.

Food

USDA backpedals on healthy school-lunch rules

After kids and conservatives complained, the agency is lifting limits on the amount of meats and grains that can be served in school meals.

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