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Politics

As deadline for saving wind industry nears, wind advocates fold

With a key tax credit for the wind industry due to expire on Dec. 31, the main wind advocacy group says a phaseout of the credit would be OK.

Business & Technology

U.K. reapproves fracking, because it’s jealous of how cool we are

After halting fracking due to concerns over earthquakes, the U.K. has once again fallen victim to American soft power.

Cities

Public transit use is up — again!

For the seventh consecutive quarter, millions more Americans rode trains, subways, and buses.

Cities

From bike shares to urban farms, Philadelphia is on the rise

And a new office of urban innovation could spur even more eco-futurism in the City of Brotherly Love.

Climate & Energy

King tides give California coast a taste of warmer, wetter future

It's just natural gravity at work this time, but soon the waters could be this high all the dang time.

Climate & Energy

People aren’t connecting extreme weather to climate change — at least, not on Google

Google's annual report on top searches prompted us to check out who looked for info on Hurricane Sandy, drought, and global warming.

Climate & Energy

Forecast for the Northeast by 2070: Much warmer, much rainier winters

Winters in the Northeastern U.S. will have less snow and more rain in the future. As a native, I find this heartbreaking.

Cities

Community health centers rise up from toxic brownfields

New health centers for low-income people are being built on formerly contaminated land -- finally, brownfields redevelopment that helps locals.

Climate & Energy

Yoko Ono is here to convince you that fracking is bad

And Yoko knows bad.

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