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Climate & Energy

West Virginia will let schools teach the truth about climate change after all

Last month, West Virginia decided to teach its students to doubt the overwhelming consensus on global warming. Now it's changed course.

global worming

Climate change could put gross worms in your clams

Oops, too late.

may the eyes have it!

The Senate will vote to decide if climate change is real

Other things Senate to vote on the existence of: time, the moon, vegetables, Jean Claude Van Damme.

Climate & Energy

Climate change is laying waste to water supplies, warns Farm Bureau

A Farm Bureau bigwig warns that as western snowpack dwindles, farmers must adapt.

Climate & Energy

We have to build much smarter cities if we want to fight climate change

Energy demand in big cities is poised to soar, but with forward-thinking urban and transportation planning, we could keep that growth in check.

Climate & Energy

Some Republican voters actually do want climate action

Fifty-six percent of Republicans in a recent poll said they support regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant.

Climate & Energy

America sucks at recycling, so we’re burning trash again

Waste-to-energy plants promise to turn garbage into electricity. Too bad they're dirty and expensive.

Food

This water lawsuit could be huge and it’s happening in … Iowa?

A utility in Iowa is suing neighboring farming counties over fertilizer runoff that ends up in the drinking water.

Soil Money

Scientists dig up a new weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Another day, another miracle drug found in the dirt.