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Climate & Energy

Rogue ‘geoengineer’ dumps iron into the Pacific to create massive algal bloom

A California man couldn't get buy-in on his geoengineering plan, so he just went ahead with it on his own. Note to readers: Saving the world is not a DIY project.

Climate & Energy

American acceptance of the existence of bears is again on the rise

A new poll finds more Americans are accepting the reality of climate change. But are we accepting it's a bear of a problem? Maybe.

Climate & Energy

As the climate warms, corn production starts slowly moving north

The corn harvest was down in Kansas this year. Meanwhile, 700 miles north in the Canadian province of Manitoba, the corn crop is booming.

Politics

A Romney administration would create 3 million new energy jobs — but then, so would yours

The candidate's claims of creating millions of new jobs sets a surprisingly low bar for him to vault.

Politics

Wall Street Journal hypes ‘little-known’ decision limiting oil drilling that it reported in August

But August was a reallllly long time ago, so it's hard to blame them.

Politics

Don’t expect any new coal-ash regulations within the next 23 days

The EPA proposed new rules for coal ash in 2010, but they haven't moved forward yet. And depending on what happens on Nov. 6, maybe they never will.

Climate & Energy

Last month was the [FIRST] hottest [SEPTEMBER] in recorded history

Here's this month's high-temperature report, automatically generated by The Climate News Robot.

Politics

Koch Industries offers its employees a handy voter guide

The Koch brothers suggest that employees vote for Mitt Romney and lots of other Republicans.

Politics

Murray Energy coal miners make another appearance in an anti-Obama ad

Ohio coal miners call on Obama to drop an ad saying they were coerced to attend a Romney rally, even though they were coerced to attend a Romney rally.

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