Climate & Energy

Climate adaptation goes mainstream in Wisconsin

Wisconsin's Dane County, population 500,000, will spend $1 million next year to cope with climate change.

Business & Technology

In the renewable energy race, solar power is hot hot hot

New solar power plants will add 20 percent more capacity this year than last. Wind power, meanwhile, has been hung out to dry.

Climate & Energy

North Carolina rejects federal funds for fracking studies

The Tar Heel State's Republican administration apparently doesn't want anybody to know how fracking is affecting the environment.

Climate & Energy

Al Gore: Gutless media caves to climate deniers

Why are mainstream news outlets giving voice to climate deniers? Al Gore shares some sharp reflections on media malfeasance.


Government shutdown would close EPA, too

Congratulations, Congress! When you cripple the federal government, you'll also scuttle the agency that tries to keep polluters at bay.

Climate & Energy

How to clean a lake with an unstoppable oil spill: Drain the lake

Tar-sands oil has been leaking since spring from four places in Alberta, and nobody seems to be able to stop it. Now a 131-acre lake will be drained to aid in cleanup.

Business & Technology

Can’t afford a Tesla? Rent one in California

Hertz will begin renting Tesla's Model S sedan and Roadster electric vehicles at two of its Californian locations.


Super foodie Alice Waters launches anti-fracking fight

The slow food movement champ circulated a petition Wednesday that calls for a moratorium on the practice, saying it threatens water and farms.


Cow farts still stink up the climate — but relief is possible

Livestock rearing contributes 14.5 percent of greenhouse gas emissions -- more than half of that from methane-spewing cattle. Also: We can change this.