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Climate & Energy

Underwater, melting glaciers are louder than a symphony of chainsaws

It turns out that bubbles in melting glaciers are causing quite a ruckus.

Climate & Energy

Obama admin punts on oil train safety — and another bomb train explodes

The White House decided not to draft rules on explosive gas in tanker cars, Reuters reports. Meanwhile, an oil train blows up in Illinois.

Cities

Los Angeles kids finally get a breath of fresh air

L.A. air pollution is down, and L.A. kids' lung capacity is up. Fancy that!

Climate & Energy

Oklahoma scientists pressured to downplay link between earthquakes and fracking

Oil company execs and university bigwigs leaned on the Oklahoma Geological Survey so it wouldn’t blame quakes on fracking techniques.

leaf on, leaf off

Climate change is messing with leaves, and leaves are messing back

Climate change is basically like Mr. Miyagi, only a jerk.

Climate & Energy

Even Europe isn’t doing enough to meet its climate goals

The European Union is not on track to cut CO2 emissions sharply enough -- and that’s bad news for all of the less ambitious nations out there.

Climate & Energy

India slaps taxes on coal, while China uses less of it

As both countries get more serious about cutting pollution and building up clean energy capacity, coal feels the brunt.

Cities

These bizarre, beautiful cities of the future are also super green

Our view of the future is getting more sustainable, according to these images compiled by the U.K.’s Government Office of Science.

Climate & Energy

Could the moral angle get Christian conservatives to care about climate change?

A new poll suggests that it could.

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