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Climate & Energy

Oil companies polluting aquifers with EPA’s blessing

While much of the country suffers from drought, the feds give oil and mining companies licenses to pollute what water we do have.

Food

Study finds ‘widespread seafood fraud’ at restaurants

Almost 40 percent of tested fish in New York City were mislabeled, with endangered or toxic varieties being served instead of what's listed on the menu.

Politics

Sen. Boxer to form congressional ‘climate change caucus,’ which should do the trick

There are some 250 other caucuses, including a Climate Caucus, but this new one is surely just what's needed.

Climate & Energy

Drought hits Colorado ranchers, and polluting oil drillers deliver another blow

Sheep farmers are suffering from Colorado's persistent drought. Meanwhile, oil and gas companies pollute some of the water that remains.

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.

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