Gristmill

Politics

EPA: No new contracts for you, BP (but keep the old ones)

It's another punishment for the 2010 oil spill -- and another punishment that doesn't seem that harsh.

Climate & Energy

California is about to get drenched by an ‘atmospheric river’

The real Pineapple Express is an "atmospheric river" capable of turning the state's Central Valley into a lake -- and it's rolling through this week.

Cities

Why New York ran out of gas

Reuters has an extensive look at why the New York area ran out of fuel after Sandy.

Climate & Energy

Obama signs bill exempting U.S. airlines from E.U. carbon plan

In his first post-election test on the climate, President Obama gets an F-minus.

Politics

Duke Energy hires a congressman

Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) will soon be working on "federal affairs" for Duke. But don't worry. It's all copacetic and a good sign for the environment, according to a former Shuler employee.

Climate & Energy

U.K. flooding prompts now-standard question: How will we pay for this?

The U.K. has gotten drenched over the last few days. Thanks to climate change, it will be experiencing -- and paying for -- a lot more floods in the future.

Senate works to bring dead polar bears into the U.S.

Because if there's one thing America needs to see more of, it's dead polar bears.

Living

Your local beach may be getting slightly cleaner, or maybe not

Tightened EPA guidelines on allowable bacteria levels at beaches would be more effective if mandatory.

Food

FDA shutters tainted peanut butter manufacturer

In a first-of-its-kind action, the agency closes a plant linked to a salmonella outbreak earlier this year.

Got 2.7 seconds?

We've devised the world's shortest survey to find out what kind of actions our readers are taking. You know you want to.

×