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Climate & Energy

U.S. CO2 emissions from power production hit 20-year low

Increased use of natural gas gets a lot of the credit for falling carbon dioxide levels.

Climate & Energy

Climate change is messing with tropical fish, people in Australia

Climate change is already screwing up Australia's ocean environment, warming the waters, raising the sea levels, and confusing the sea critters.

Cities

New York’s bike-sharing program gets bumped to 2013

The mayor blames a software problem. The real issue, as with everything in New York, is the Yankees.

Climate & Energy

Was the uprising in Syria exacerbated by climate change?

The combination of drought and political tension may have been the kindling for Syria's uprising.

Climate & Energy

Even Congress is more popular than the oil and gas industry

A Gallup survey finds that literally every other industry is more popular than our friends in oil and gas.

Politics

A correction to our article about Paul Ryan

Apparently, the letter we presented yesterday showing a Paul Ryan request for stimulus funds was forged, since he says he never asked for stimulus funds.

Climate & Energy

Natural-gas well explosion near Denver kills one, injures three

The explosion appears to have been from a pressure build-up, as opposed to combustion.

Dallas will spray pesticides to quash West Nile outbreak

Residents have expressed concern, but spraying in other areas has not caused major problems.

Climate & Energy

A helpful compendium of all of the recent stories about our friend the drought

Given all of the news stories about the drought, we figured a handy index was in order. Please print out and carry with you.

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