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Cities

New York City’s urban farms gasp for air after Sandy

Superstorm Sandy wiped out some of New York City's urban farms. What's next for farming in this new age of extreme weather?

Climate & Energy

Green Party’s Jill Stein arrested while resupplying KXL blockaders

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was delivering food to treesit activists when she was arrested Wednesday.

Climate & Energy

FYI, Sandy did not initiate nuclear Armageddon

A nuclear plant in New Jersey raised its action level to "alert" after superstorm Sandy hit. Now it's not on alert anymore.

Climate & Energy

Nebraska says new Keystone XL route is slightly less likely to ruin state

Nebraska has assessed TransCanada's new proposed route for the Keystone XL pipeline and found it to be not as sucky as the last proposed route.

Climate & Energy

Energy company CEO: Why do we have to talk about climate change today?

Southern Company CEO Thomas Fanning just wants to focus on cleaning up the mess he claims no responsibility for.

Living

Sandy spooks East Coast Halloween

Did Frankenstorm Sandy crush Halloween hopes?

Climate & Energy

Coal company gets in on the election fun, blaming EPA for mine layoffs

Consol Energy says EPA permit hold-ups are forcing it to lay people off. The EPA says, "News to us!"

Politics

Congressmember from heavily subsidized state worried about waste during Sandy relief

Rep. Steve King is terribly concerned that federal money going to New Yorkers instead of Iowans will be spent on purses and massages.

Climate & Energy

At long last, New York City considers how to ward off rising waters

With subways and streets flooded, New York City is facing a few reality. Infrastructural changes may be the phoenix to rise from Hurricane Sandy's ashes.