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Climate & Energy

Candy Crowley’s weird dismissal of climate change

After Tuesday's debate, Crowley said that one of the audience members "had that question for all of you climate change people," but she chose to skip it.

Living

More Americans are biking to work — but not enough of them are women

More than 770,000 Americans now bike to work, new Census data shows -- but women still make up a small minority of the bike commuters.

Climate & Energy

Dodgers pitcher sues pipeline company to protect endangered cats

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett is suing to protect the ocelots that hang out on his south Texas ranch.

Business & Technology

Solyndra sues Chinese competitors for $1.5 billion

Solyndra blames three Chinese-owned solar companies for its collapse, but independent analysts say the bankruptcy was likely Solyndra's own fault.

Climate & Energy

Scientists increasingly linking climate change to weather phenomena

Climate scientists have been loathe to point to extreme weather and say, "This is what climate change looks like." But that's starting to change.

Politics

Court kicks anti-phone-book laws to the curb where you’re totally going to stub your toe on them

A federal court tosses Seattle's anti-phone-book ordinance in the recycling bin, citing the First Amendment. That's bad news for San Francisco too.

Climate & Energy

Keystone blockaders get their hands dirty in biggest protest yet

More than 50 activists tried to disrupt construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Texas on Monday, and 10 got arrested in the process.

Climate & Energy

See the sponsored ad the coal industry is running on Facebook

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is running a debate-themed ad on Facebook: 18th-century energy technology meets 21st-century communications.

Climate & Energy

A tropical disease takes hold in a warming Alaska

Scientists found that 7.2 percent of Alaskan birds they tested were infected with avian malaria.