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Climate & Energy

Judge reverses course, lets Keystone XL construction continue

Unfortunately, TransCanada's "oil is oil" logic worked in the courts this time around. But pipeline opponents get another hearing next week.

Living

Global life expectancies increase as infectious diseases and hunger wane

But now more people are growing obese and getting diseases like cancer and diabetes.

Climate & Energy

Idiot misinterprets draft U.N. climate report, shares his idiocy with the world

Climate denier Alex Rawls leaked the IPCC's forthcoming report, erroneously claiming that one sentence in it undermines climate science.

Climate & Energy

Midwestern cities are setting new records for days without snow

Please adjust the expectations of your Christmas carols accordingly.

Business & Technology

Tiny twisters could power your town — someday

Canadian inventor Louis Michaud has a big idea, and now he has some big funders, too.

Living

Pesticide chemicals linked to food allergies

A new study suggests a link between rising food allergies and our ubiquitous and beloved pesticides.

Climate & Energy

Seven states, led by New York, sue EPA over methane from oil and gas drilling

Perhaps seizing on post-Sandy sentiment, N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is leading this fight against greenhouse gas polluters.

Cities

New Yorkers create three pounds of garbage per person per day

That's actually a pound less than in 2000.

Living

How eco-awful is your Christmas tree? Experts are split

Tree farms might soak up lots of carbon, but some critics still think renting a potted tree is better.