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Climate & Energy

Toppled U.K. wind turbines likely an act of sabotage

Our story from yesterday gets a little more complex and interesting.

Climate & Energy

CO2 emissions from energy production drop to 1994 levels in the U.S.

That gets us halfway to Obama's goal of cutting emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels over the next decade.

Climate & Energy

Explosion at headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company kills 32 [UPDATED]

The cause of the blast isn't clear, but it's just the latest in a long string of deadly accidents plaguing Pemex.

Climate & Energy

California levies record $1 million fine against Chevron for refinery fire

Chevron flouted workplace-safety law in the lead-up to an explosion at its refinery in Richmond, Calif., last year, according to Cal/OSHA.

Cities

Cyclists are the happiest of us all

A new study finds that cyclists are almost three times happier than solo car commuters.

Climate & Energy

Water use for electricity production set to double globally by 2035

Blame biofuels -- and, of course, coal.

Climate & Energy

U.S. ends record streak of days without tornado fatalities

One reason the no-fatality record stood so long -- 220 days -- was the unusually hot and dry weather of 2012, which stifled tornado activity.

Business & Technology

Monsanto CEO acknowledges climate change, open to GMO labels, thinks veggies suck

Monsanto boss Hugh Grant sat down for a Q&A with The Wall Street Journal and oh my god.

Climate & Energy

Pirates on Africa’s west coast have a new target: Oil

Nigeria is home to a booming oil industry and black-market refineries. That makes oil tankers along West Africa look awfully tempting.