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Climate & Energy

Sandy’s aftermath: Economy, jobs, housing hit hard — but for how long?

Those who can leave areas most at-risk from future storms will, further exacerbating the challenges of low-income residents who can't.

Climate & Energy

The U.N. climate conference wraps up, and now all of our problems are solved

Except for our climate problems.

Climate & Energy

Could clones save California’s endangered redwoods — in Oregon?

Only 5 percent of old-growth redwood forest remains, but activists are stepping up -- with their trowels.

Business & Technology

Green branding sells for Patagonia

The fleece purveyor is super-sustainable -- or at least as much as it can be selling clothes to Americans.

Climate & Energy

Go skiing now, while you still can

The winter tourism industry is set to contract by $2 billion as temperatures climb.

Climate & Energy

The fracking boom, as told in six railroad industry graphs

Who knew that trains could tell us so much about our energy industry?

Climate & Energy

Greenland’s ‘extraordinary’ summer ice melt may have been caused by tundra fires

Which themselves are a likely symptom of climate change.

Politics

Students’ fossil-fuel divestment campaign aims at colleges’ creamy moral centers

350.org's campaign to create pressure on universities to divest from fossil fuel companies is not just rolling -- it's snowballing.

Climate & Energy

Famed idiot Lord Monckton banned for life from U.N. climate talks

His impromptu speech denying global warming didn't go over well in Doha.