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Climate & Energy

A Republican rep calls for his party to “recognize the reality” of climate change

Chris Gibson, whose upstate New York district has been hit hard by mega-storms, plans to introduce a climate-related resolution in the House.

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Why ants are NYC’s unsung heroes

A recent survey of the ants of New York turned up a surprising number of different species!

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Whales start pulling their own weight, save us for a change

Tar-sands pipeline construction in Canada was halted over concerns about the habitat of endangered beluga whales.

Climate & Energy

Prepare to be schooled on climate change, America

A quarter of Americans don't believe in climate change. The White House wants to change that.

Climate & Energy

This guy’s typhoon tweets make the climate crisis urgent, touching, and funny all at once

As Super Typhoon Hagupit bears down on the Philippines, the country's climate commissioner is pleading for action -- and making a few jokes.

Climate & Energy

Dear U.N.: Coal plants don’t count as climate-friendly projects

Japan spent $1 billion building coal plants in Indonesia and claimed it was "climate financing." Green groups are calling bullsh*t and demanding reform.

Climate & Energy

NASA is headed for Mars. What, is there something wrong with Earth?

One could say, if one were particularly forward-thinking in the most pessimistic way, that we might be in the market for another planet.

Climate & Energy

Hear that? That’s the sound of the ocean dying

A quarter of the fish we eat rely on healthy coral reefs -- so it's bad news for us when reefs the world over start to go quiet.

Business & Technology

Nike, Starbucks, and other big businesses step up to support Obama’s climate rules

The EPA's proposed power plant regulations will help the American economy, not cripple it, say companies like Ikea, Kellogg’s, and Nestle.

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