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Climate & Energy

If the EPA relaxes deadlines for CO2 cuts, will the U.S. still be able to keep its climate promises?

Sources say states and utilities will likely be given longer to comply with Obama's Clean Power Plan.

Spoiler Alert

Warming waters are destroying your salmon burger

A changing climate is killing the sockeye salmon of the Columbia River.

SPOILER ALERT

Stop blaming yourself for the woolly mammoth extinction

Our old friend climate change played a bigger part.

Climate & Energy

Obama’s power plant rules could cut your electricity bill

A new report suggests that electric bill savings could be even more extreme than the EPA projects.

A wind in the waters

Offshore wind power is finally coming to the U.S.

Construction begins on a new clean energy project off the coast of Rhode Island.

Climate & Energy

Pope’s climate encyclical divides American opinion

A new poll finds that swing-state voters are split along partisan lines -- of course.

Science

Welcome, aliens! Wait, just gimme a sec to clean up

We found a new planet that could support life. If not for ourselves, then for our hypothetical new friends: Let's clean this place up a little.

Climate & Energy

Shell gets the final go-ahead to drill in the Arctic

The Obama administration says sure, go for it. Hey, what could go wrong?

Climate & Energy

Wind power could get its tax breaks back

The Senate is moving toward restoring a key tax credit for the wind energy industry. But the House might not play along.