Climate & Energy

Koch brothers want to buy L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, six other papers

Billionaire oil barons Charles and David Koch -- mega-funders of climate denial and right-wing causes -- are looking to get into the media business.

Business & Technology

Fracking drives potentially explosive demand for potentially explosive ammonia factories

You know that ammonia plant that blew up in Texas? The U.S. could soon be home to a lot more of those, thanks to low natural gas prices.

Climate & Energy

Wisconsin left way, way behind in wind energy boom

Wisconsin added just 18 megawatts of wind power capacity in 2012, compared with more than 100 in Michigan and more than 300 in Ohio.

Climate & Energy

Silly New York town board drops ban on talking about fracking

The leaders of Sanford, N.Y., barred citizens from speaking about fracking during public meetings -- until a lawsuit scared them into respecting free speech.

Climate & Energy

Keystone XL opponents dominate raucous Nebraska hearing

More than 1,000 people converged on a Nebraska town to tell the State Department what they think of plans to build the Keystone XL pipeline.

Climate & Energy

This bipartisan energy-efficiency bill might actually be able to pass Congress

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Rob Portman have a new bill that aims to improve efficiency in commercial buildings, manufacturing, and the federal government.

Climate & Energy

Court rescues Belizean coral from offshore oil drillers

Belize's Supreme Court overturned government contracts that would have allowed a spectacular reef area to be drilled for oil.

Climate & Energy

Peabody Energy screwing former coal workers out of health care

Peabody created a spinoff company that took on the liability to provide health care for its retired workers. Now the spinoff has declared bankruptcy.


One ag-gag bill is dead in California, another is approved in Tennessee

These bills, which hamstring activists who try to document farm-animal abuse, are spreading across the country, but California refuses to play along.