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Business & Technology

E.U. wimps out, postpones controversial airline-emissions law

Under pressure from the U.S. and other big polluters, the European Union is stopping the clock on an emissions-trading system for airlines.

Politics

Do environmental groups deserve credit for big wins last week?

Green groups invested in eight U.S. Senate races, and their preferred candidates won in seven of them. What does that tell us? It's complicated.

Climate & Energy

Venice swamped by near-record flooding

Venice has always experienced periodic flooding, but it's happening more often these days.

Living

Ticks are turning victims into vegetarians

People in southern and central parts of the U.S. are developing mammal meat allergies after getting bitten by the lone star tick.

Living

Building climate resilience through smarter cities and tighter communities

To cope with climate change and the disasters it brings, we need not just better infrastructure but stronger community ties.

Climate & Energy

Obama limits oil-shale development OK’d by Bush

The Interior Dept. plans to close 1.6 million acres of federal land that had been slated by the Bush admin for oil-shale development. Remember Bush?

Cities

Will baby boomers just keep on driving?

Boomers drove America's love affair with the automobile. Now that they're aging, will they cut out the driving, or just shift to different cars?

Cities

Hundreds of thousands still without power post-Sandy, provoking backlash against utilities

New York Gov. Cuomo is furious with utilities and promises to review their contracts. Meanwhile, Reuters looks at whether customers could sue.

Climate & Energy

Obama might push for a carbon tax, according to optimists unfamiliar with ‘the House’

Several reports have suggested that a carbon tax could be part of a budget deal. John Boehner laughed and laughed.

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