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Climate & Energy

As gas prices drop elsewhere, New York begins rationing

Nationally, Hurricane Sandy doesn't seem to have affected gas prices, which are continuing to decline.

Politics

What a Cabinet shake-up could mean for energy and the climate

Lisa Jackson at EPA, Steven Chu at the Dept. of Energy, and Ken Salazar at Interior are all rumored to be on the way out. Who might replace them?

Cities

Little coyotes are moving to the big cities

From wildlife to city life: Coyotes are making homes in more of North American urban spaces.

Climate & Energy

The fake ‘War on Coal’ continues, and a coal boss shares his prayer for a doomed nation

Post-election, coal stocks are down and coal-mine owner Robert Murray is praying for forgiveness for the "drastic decisions" he now must make.

Politics

Could hemp make a resurgence thanks to marijuana legalization?

Ballot measures passed in Colorado and Washington legalize hemp as well as marijuana. Could this kick-start an industry?

Climate & Energy

The Times’ thorough overview of climate change’s new political moment

In the New York Times today is a handy overview of environmental politics over the course of Obama’s first term, focused on the new, post-Sandy reality. Just getting up to speed after, like, a Rip …

Food

Extremely bad news, everyone: McDonald’s sales are down for the first time in years

We'll get through this together, if we all promise to eat crap for a while.

Climate & Energy

Colorado district wants to hoard drinking water so oil companies can maybe use it

Who could complain about that?

Climate & Energy

Wind turbines: Wrong for Sandy, wrong for Colbert

A conservative columnist argues that oil was the cure for Sandy. Oil does not, however, cure stupid.

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