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Climate & Energy

Good news for nostalgists: The debate over the Keystone pipeline has returned

With new protests at the White House and new pressure from the Senate, President Obama will soon make a final decision on the tar-sands pipeline.

Food

Abusive slaughterhouse fined $500 million in massive meat-recall case

A company that tortured sick cows and sold their meat has been fined, but the feds still think the activists who revealed the abuse are terrorists.

Climate & Energy

Green progress in California could help the poor

Some of the money from the state's new cap-and-trade auctions will go to needy communities, thanks to a recently passed law.

Climate & Energy

More bad news about glaciers — and therefore sea levels

Bhutan's glaciers are going to drop in size even if the world doesn't get warmer -- and more melt means higher oceans.

Climate & Energy

‘The climate gap': Extreme weather hurts poor the most

Droughts, floods, storms, and fires hit America's low-income communities hardest, according to a new analysis.

Politics

The wind industry doesn’t seem to know how to win the most important fight of its life

With the clock ticking on a critical tax credit for wind power, the industry is keeping its fingers crossed.

Cities

Best bed-bug poison may be Merck meds for humans

A Merck drug used to treat elephantiasis may be the best bed-bug killer out there.

Cities

A New Jersey plant is dumping millions of gallons of sewage into New York Harbor

Thanks to Sandy, the fifth-largest sewage-treatment plant in the country is dumping out 200 million gallons of partially treated sewage a day.

Business & Technology

Oil rig catches fire in the Gulf, two reported missing [UPDATED]

A fire started up this morning on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. It's now been put out, but not before at least two workers were killed. Stay tuned for updates.

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