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Plane Speak

Planes have nobody but themselves to blame for making it harder to fly

Not only are the emissions from your transatlantic flight to Rome gassing the climate -- they're also making it harder for that same flight to get off the ground in the first place.

Climate & Energy

Is this the end of Cape Wind?

It was intended to be the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. New setbacks mean it might not get built at all.

Climate & Energy

Texas city in fracking area is rocked by 11 earthquakes in 24 hours

Coincidence?

Notes of cherry, oak, and Coppertone

Australia is so hot even the grapes wear sunscreen

With summer temperatures skyrocketing, winemakers in Australia protect their delicate harvest with a hearty dose of SPF.

Mo' money, mo' transit

Your commute says a lot about your salary

A new study finds that New York neighborhoods with lousy access to public transit are black holes for employment.

Climate & Energy

Fracking is definitely causing earthquakes, another study confirms

This study examined 77 minor quakes near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.

Climate & Energy

Brazil’s new science minister is a climate denier

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says she's serious about confronting climate change, but then why did she appoint denier Aldo Rebelo?

Business & Technology

Don’t panic! Fukushima radiation just hit the West Coast

It took more than two years, but the ocean-borne radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi plant is finally detectable on U.S. shores.

Climate & Energy

Could the GOP-controlled Congress actually raise the gas tax?

A few Republicans and conservative groups are calling for a hike in the tax to pay for roads and other transportation infrastructure.