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Politics

No rules governed tank that leaked coal-cleaning poison into W.Va. river

The tank, owned by Freedom Industries, was not regulated by state or federal safety regulations, officials said at a hearing on Monday.

Food

Maryland Gov. O’Malley protects poultry industry instead of Chesapeake Bay

O'Malley, a rising Democratic star with presidential ambitions, has made good moves on climate and energy, but he's in the pocket of Big Chicken.

Climate & Energy

There’s no “warming pause” — trade winds are burying heat in the Pacific

New research helps explain why excess heat is being absorbed into the ocean: big-ass winds.

Climate & Energy

Quick, change the channel! Al Jazeera is talking about the environment again

While most American TV networks are ignoring climate change, Al Jazeera America is taking climate and environmental issues seriously.

Climate & Energy

India plans world’s biggest solar project, but money is a hurdle

The solar array would be larger than Manhattan and cost $4.4 billion. India is hitting up the World Bank for a great big loan to get it started.

Climate & Energy

Climate change has turned southern England into a soggy teabag

The storms and flooding just won't end in England, where the government is warning of the links between record-breaking weather and global warming.

Business & Technology

Duke Energy belatedly pledges to overhaul coal-ash storage, after destroying river

Enviros have been pushing for years to get the company to clean up its act. All it took was an environmental disaster.

Food

Food giants try to hijack GMO-labeling issue

They're banding together to quash state-level labeling campaigns, pushing instead for national labeling standards -- but only voluntary ones.

Climate & Energy

Frackers are guzzling water in drought-plagued areas

Most of the fracking underway in the U.S. is occurring in regions that are experiencing water stress.

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