Climate & Energy

Obama gears up for his big climate move

The president is about to launch the largest climate change initiative in U.S. history, and it's not because he's a tree-hugging hippie.

Climate & Energy

How the melting Arctic could spread invasive species far and wide

Global warming has opened up the Northwest Passage to shipping, which could mean that invasive species have an easier time hopping from port to port.

Don't ask me

Republicans confirm they don’t know squat about science

GOP politicians are using a new tactic as they fight climate action: playing dumb.

Oily withdrawal

Chevron and BP are pulling out of wind and solar

Beyond Petroleum? Not anymore. These two oil giants plan to stay oil giants, with emphasis on the oil.

Climate & Energy

Ohio rolls back green energy standards — cue widespread hair-tearing

The state now has the dubious distinction of being the first in the nation to undo a renewable energy mandate.

Climate & Energy

Koch brothers get rolling on their first tar-sands project

What, did you think that the Kochs were going to turn their massive tar-sands holdings into a nature preserve?

Climate & Energy

More oil spills ahead for Puget Sound?

Three proposed fossil fuel projects aim to boost coal and oil exports out of the Pacific Northwest, which would raise the risk of oil spills.

Business & Technology

Could a bullet train take you from the U.S. to China to Europe?

China wants to build a high-speed rail network that could ferry passengers from the U.S. to Beijing in two days, and onward from there.


There’s trouble brewing for your coffee habit

Coffee rust is driving up the cost of that vital morning fix. Climate change will kill your buzz even harder.