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Climate & Energy

U.N. climate report was censored

The summary of the latest big IPCC report was watered down by rich countries, which don't want to be blamed for climate change or called upon to help poor countries survive it.

Burn Baby Burn

The four fossil fuel stockpiles that could toast the world

A Sierra Club report looks at what would happen if the U.S. burned through its biggest oil, gas, and coal reserves -- and it ain't pretty.

Let's get ready to not rumble!

Ohio blames frackers for earthquakes

Now the state will require fracking operations to closely monitor seismic activity and stop drilling if things get shaky.

More GIFs, please

U.S. urges IPCC to be less boring, try this whole “online” thing

The U.N. climate panel's reports contain a lot of information, but can anyone stand to read them?

Mission not-quite-impossible

U.N. report spells out super-hard things we must do to curb warming

We can't stop climate change -- it's already here! -- but we can prevent the worst of it, says the latest IPCC report. Unfortunately, that will be hella difficult.

WINDË Power

IKEA makes big investment in wind energy (some assembly required)

IKEA's new wind farm in Illinois will produce more power than all of its U.S. operations use, and probably won't involve allen wrenches.

Walmarts and all

Why you should be skeptical of Walmart’s cheap organic food

Walmart enters the U.S. organic foods market with guns blazing.

Climate & Energy

El Niño could raise meteorological hell this year

NOAA says there's a better than 50 percent chance that a damaging El Niño will develop in the summer. Other scientists are even more confident.

Climate & Energy

Weather-related blackouts in U.S. doubled in 10 years

Wondering why the damned power is out again? Blame climate change and America's aging grid.