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keeping it cool

Another climate crackdown from Obama’s EPA

The EPA has proposed new rules to cut use of HFCs, refrigerants that also happen to be potent greenhouse gases.

A little slice of Saudi Arabia right at home

How hot will future summers be in your city?

A new tool lets you see how hot it's going to get in your neck of the woods if we don't do anything about climate change.

Cleanliness is next to godlessness?

Heathens are still greener than Christians

Remember the hype about the greening of Christianity? Yeah, that, not so much.

Hand it over!

Europe really wants America’s oil and gas

European Union negotiators are pushing the U.S. to drop its crude oil export ban and increase exports of natural gas, according to a leaked document.

Gingers are here to stay

No, of course climate change won’t make redheads go extinct

You might have read that global warming could mean the end of red hair. We're pleased to report that's absolutely not the case.

Wanna see a magic trick?

Environmental free-trade deal could help tar-sands producers

The WTO has started talks on a new deal that would facilitate trade in "environmental goods," but its definition of "environmental" is not so good.

Will gas get a free pass?

Oil companies try to weasel out of California’s cap-and-trade program

Big Oil has convinced some lawmakers to try to delay the inclusion of motor fuels in the state's carbon-trading system. Because it cares about struggling families.

Politics

Will the U.S. keep spending taxpayer money on dirty coal plants abroad?

President Obama ordered the U.S. Export-Import Bank to stop funding coal plants, but some members are Congress are trying to undermine that ban.

Climate & Energy

Canadians are eating tar-sands pollution

New research paints an alarming picture of wildlife being contaminated by tar-sands extraction -- wildlife that First Nations have long hunted for food.