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Climate & Energy

These frackers have the nerve to call L.A. leaders “appallingly irresponsible”

Members of the L.A. city council want scientists to investigate whether a recent earthquake was linked to hydraulic fracturing. Frackers responded with insults.

Business & Technology

The Brothers Koch quietly become largest tar-sands lease holders in Alberta (UPDATED)

Charles and David Koch sure are a busy coupla pranksters!

Politics

White House to crack down on methane pollution

The Obama administration will soon release rules to reduce methane leakage during the production and transport of natural gas.

Climate & Energy

Aussie farmers to be paid to store carbon in soil

Planting trees, composting, and other measures that help keep carbon in the ground could soon earn farmers government payments. But a carbon tax would be better.

Climate & Energy

Pipeline bursts, makes a big mess in Ohio nature preserve

Another one? Yes, another one. More than 10,000 gallons of oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline into a wetland area.

Food

Billions of pounds of sea life die every year to feed our seafood appetite

For every pound of sashimi or sea bass that you stuff into your mouth, you're basically spitting four ounces of marine life onto the floor.

Climate & Energy

Global buying spree is saving solar panel manufacturers

A year after an oversupply of solar panels triggered corporate collapses, skyrocketing demand is helping the sector recover.

Climate & Energy

Whoa there! State lawmakers try to make oil trains safer

The wheels of railway safety reform may be in motion in Minnesota, but they've ground to a halt in Washington state.

Climate & Energy

White House gets geeky on climate problem

The Obama administration is launching a new climate hub to help Americans understand how weather is changing around them. Google, Microsoft, and Intel will help.