Climate & Energy

Obama to require climate assessments for big projects like highways and pipelines

Federal agencies will soon have to consider climate change impacts when they do environmental impact assessments.


Are municipal utilities more resilient during disasters?

Proponents say publicly owned utilities would better respond to superstorm super-outages. Oh, they also tend to be cheaper.

Climate & Energy

U.S. to help Pacific islands cope with climate change

Every time you turn on a light bulb, you're helping to sink a Pacific island. At least USAID is trying to help a bit.

Business & Technology

E.U. car efficiency info may be more ‘creative’ than accurate

A new report shows how European car manufacturers game fuel-efficiency tests.


Big Sugar could get a big government bailout

The USDA is thinking about bailing out poor sugar companies -- or make that rich sugar companies. Is it time to Occupy Big Sugar?

Climate & Energy

U.N. to poor people: Sorry, pollution and warming will hit you hardest

Hey, here's another U.N. Human Development Report with terrible news about the planet.

Climate & Energy

Pipeline struck by tug still burning, yards away from oil-laden barge

South of New Orleans, a tugboat pushed an oil barge into a pipeline area where shipping is banned, and the resulting fire is still blazing.

Climate & Energy

Extreme weather and GMO crops devastate monarch butterfly migration

The monarch butterfly migration to Mexico dropped by 59 percent in two years.

Climate & Energy

Wind power is poised to kick nuclear’s ass

Wind energy is becoming so cheap it could force nuclear power plants to shutter, analysts say.