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Climate & Energy

Texas city in fracking area is rocked by 11 earthquakes in 24 hours

Coincidence?

Notes of cherry, oak, and Coppertone

Australia is so hot even the grapes wear sunscreen

With summer temperatures skyrocketing, winemakers in Australia protect their delicate harvest with a hearty dose of SPF.

Mo' money, mo' transit

Your commute says a lot about your salary

A new study finds that New York neighborhoods with lousy access to public transit are black holes for employment.

Climate & Energy

Fracking is definitely causing earthquakes, another study confirms

This study examined 77 minor quakes near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.

Climate & Energy

Brazil’s new science minister is a climate denier

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says she's serious about confronting climate change, but then why did she appoint denier Aldo Rebelo?

Business & Technology

Don’t panic! Fukushima radiation just hit the West Coast

It took more than two years, but the ocean-borne radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi plant is finally detectable on U.S. shores.

Climate & Energy

Could the GOP-controlled Congress actually raise the gas tax?

A few Republicans and conservative groups are calling for a hike in the tax to pay for roads and other transportation infrastructure.

Food

The USDA might tell Americans to eat less beef for the sake of the environment

It turns out that what's healthier for humans is also healthier for the climate.

Climate & Energy

California Gov. Jerry Brown gets more ambitious about tackling climate change

He's calling for 50 percent of the state's electricity to come from renewables by 2030, and for a big cut in gas consumption by cars and trucks.