Climate & Energy

Beijing air pollution goes off the charts as electricity use climbs

The thick yellow air over China's capital city bodes poorly for life in its still-hot economy.


Pinnacles in California named as 59th national park

But under Obama, far, far less land has been protected than under other recent presidents -- even George W. Bush.


German neo-Nazis take to organic farming

Environmentalism is not necessarily Green.


Fixing a broken gas tax could fix broken roads

Gas tax income is falling as cars get more efficient. Can drivers stand to be taxed per mile driven instead?

Climate & Energy

Shell gets massive, involuntary aid package from Alaska, U.S. Coast Guard, and you

Here's how many resources the state and Coast Guard used to help rescue the Kulluk -- and how they'll try to get repaid.


Can fed-up Oregon organic farmers get a GMO ban on the ballot?

A measure on the 2014 ballot would give voters the opportunity to outlaw the farming of GM crops in Southern Oregon.


Silicon Valley’s ‘unbuilt Manhattan’ is best left unbuilt

Ken Layne at The Awl calls for razing Silicon Valley's suburban hellscape in favor of denser development, but that's not the right way to remake the Bay Area.


Rum promoter won’t be allowed to hold shark-killing tournament

The moron pulled the same stunt in 1975 to celebrate the release of "Jaws."


House Republican politicking is obviously more fun than supporting Sandy victims

Next week, the House will vote on another Sandy recovery bill -- even as some residents face eviction from FEMA-paid hotels.

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