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Entire Texan town evacuated after pipeline explosion

A Chevron pipeline exploded on Thursday, sending up huge flames and plumes of smoke and forcing some 700 people out of their homes.

Bill would promote bogus wind-turbine syndrome lawsuits in Wisconsin

The legislation would allow neighbors to sue wind farm owners for health problems and falling property values. Never mind that researchers have found neither of those things to be a problem.

Court upholds California’s cap-and-trade system

Two conservative groups sued to stop the state's year-old carbon-trading system. A judge told them tough luck.

Arizona utility scores tiniest possible victory in war on solar

The utility wanted to reduce payments to solar-panel owners by $50 to $100 a month. Instead it will be allowed to charge a $5 monthly fee.

The world is still losing its forests, and these beautiful satellite maps tally the toll

Deforestation is slowing in Brazil but picking up elsewhere. Meanwhile, climate change is ravaging forests around the Arctic and in the mountains of the American West.

Anti-fracking activists celebrate victory in a fourth Colorado city

A recount has revealed that a fracking moratorium narrowly succeeded in Broomfield, Colo., giving fracking foes a clean sweep of recent ballot measures in the state.

Looks like the Arctic has been heating up even faster than we thought

It's not easy to measure Arctic temperatures, and new research suggests that recent efforts have been underestimating the rate at which the region is warming.

Denial dries up: Americans finally seeing the light on climate change

In red states as well as blue, a majority of Americans believe climate change is happening and the government should do something about it, according to a decade's worth of polling results.

Look who’s eating your plastic now: A whole unprecedented ecosystem

We already had the biosphere and the atmosphere, but now we get the plastisphere, too.