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Politics

Students’ fossil-fuel divestment campaign aims at colleges’ creamy moral centers

350.org's campaign to create pressure on universities to divest from fossil fuel companies is not just rolling -- it's snowballing.

Climate & Energy

Famed idiot Lord Monckton banned for life from U.N. climate talks

His impromptu speech denying global warming didn't go over well in Doha.

Climate & Energy

Fossil-fuel extraction on public land yields massive economic boom, kind of

The $12 billion the U.S. government earned by selling off publicly owned oil, gas, and coal is just a smiiiidge offset by some other costs.

Cities

Nearly half of Los Angeles car accidents are hit-and-runs

Last year, 100 pedestrians and 24 bicyclists were killed in traffic-related accidents.

Climate & Energy

One way to keep prices low: Let people die

The Times' graphic description of the fire at a Bangladeshi clothing manufacturer is a graphic depiction of externalized costs.

Living

Hundreds of new winter farmers markets open for the season

There are 52 percent more farmers markets open this winter than there were last winter. Stock up on that kale!

Cities

How New York’s poor ended up along its vulnerable coast

Decades-old urban planning efforts have resulted in many lower-income New Yorkers living along the city's coastlines.

Climate & Energy

Will the devastated monarch butterfly take flight again?

Activists are working to help these cute bugs rise to their former glory.

Politics

House GOP finds perfect energy committee staffer in the energy industry

I know! We were surprised, too!

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