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Climate & Energy

Obama admin is going to be awfully busy with new environmental regulations

A new White House document lists federal rules that are in the works, and there are a lot, including regs on power-plant emissions and fracking.

Climate & Energy

World Bank says no to nuclear as it lays out universal energy plan

The United Nations and World Bank want to get electricity to everyone in the world by 2030, but not all energy sources are welcome.

Climate & Energy

Phillips 66 kills hundreds of birds in Texas, gets fined by feds

As many as a million birds a year die after landing in oil-industry waste pits. This time, an oil company is being held responsible.

Climate & Energy

Huge pipeline accidents cause spills, kill dozens in China

Pipeline accidents are on the rise in China as refineries boost their capacity to fuel the nation's growth.

Climate & Energy

Fed-up Chicago residents sue over petcoke ashheaps

Local, state, and federal governments are pushing back against the storage of uncovered piles of petroleum waste. Now residents are suing, too.

Food

Tossed in space: NASA plans to farm greens on the moon

NASA plans a lunar experiment in drone farming. It's also trying to figure out how to make food with 3D printing.

Food

Canada approves export of genetically modified salmon eggs

Your genetically modified fish dinner is almost ready. But first it will need to cross the continent twice.

Climate & Energy

Bid adieu to South Carolina’s drowning shorelines

About 1,200 acres of coastal land has disappeared from four South Carolina islands over the past 25 years, thanks to rising seas and erosion.

Climate & Energy

New Zealand rejects climate refugee asylum bid

A New Zealand court turns away a resident of low-lying Kiribati, saying environmental woes aren't sufficient for him to qualify as a refugee.

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