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Dairy accidents spilled a million gallons of crap in Wisconsin this year

This is the kind of pollution that causes green slime in the Great Lakes and dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico.

Turns out those old-fashioned ways of farming were actually pretty smart

To slow down the rate of species extinction, a U.N. biodiversity group recommends a return to traditional farming techniques.

Climate & Energy

The U.K. government really, really wants to encourage fracking

The Tories are offering big tax breaks to fracking companies. Meanwhile, anti-fracking protesters get rowdy in Romania.

Climate & Energy

Northeast states pissed at Midwest states over coal pollution

Eight governors from the Northeast are asking the EPA to crack down. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is gearing up to hear a big air-pollution case.

Climate & Energy

Feds will let wind farms kill eagles for 30 years

Wind energy companies will be able to get 30-year "take" permits for eagles if they implement “advanced conservation practices” to help protect birds.

Legalize pot, save a lot of energy

To be blunt: Indoor marijuana cultivation accounts for 1 percent of all U.S. electricity usage. But legalization would help weed go solar.

Climate & Energy

Big corporations are getting ready for carbon taxes, even if we’re not

You know it's bad when oil companies see the light on carbon taxing before the tax-collectors do.

Triple threat: Obama orders federal agencies to boost clean energy use threefold

As part of his climate plan, the president cleans up his own house by calling on the federal government to use more renewable electricity.

Climate & Energy

Climate sneak attack: New report predicts sudden changes

Like a good movie villain, climate change may have more nasty surprises in store.

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