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Politics

ExxonMobil would like a carbon tax. Barack Obama would not.

No, that's not backwards.

Business & Technology

Major coal company agrees to stop mountaintop-removal mining

Patriot Coal has agreed to a deal to stop mountaintop-removal mining, which the company says "will result in a reduction of our environmental footprint."

Food

Expect more farm-fresh food in school cafeterias, thanks to $4.5 million from USDA

The Department of Agriculture is doling out grants to build connections between schools and nearby farmers.

Climate & Energy

The latest dirty player in the Petraeus scandal: Coal

Coal has only a bit, bit, bit part -- but you shouldn't be surprised it turned up.

Climate & Energy

Google’s clean energy investments near $1 billion

This week, Google announced that it’s putting $75 million into an Iowa wind farm, making for a total of $990 million invested in clean energy.

Cities

New York Gov. Cuomo: ‘We will lead on climate change’

Post-Sandy, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for big-scale action to prepare for future storms and reduce energy use.

Climate & Energy

Snow near tar-sands mines is contaminated, researchers find

A toxic substance found in snow near oil-sands operations could harm fish eggs, a new study suggests.

Climate & Energy

Texas hits new milestone for wind power generation. Yes: Texas.

Last Saturday morning, more than a quarter of Texas's power came from wind.

Climate & Energy

BP agrees to settlement reportedly including billions in fines, manslaughter charges

Billions of dollars in fines and manslaughter charges are key elements of a deal between the oil giant and the Justice Department, according to the Associated Press.

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