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Politics

Nancy Sutley plans her White House exit

Another member of Obama's environmental team is headed for the door. Sutley, chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, will step down in February.

Climate & Energy

Air apparent: Once we start geoengineering, it may be hard to stop

The authors of a recent study thought maybe it'd be a good idea to look before we leap into the caldera of the fake-volcano business.

Politics

Times are tough for the fossil-fuel lovers at ALEC

The Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, which pushes anti-environmental state bills, is having trouble raising money and keeping members.

Politics

Jerry Brown keeps getting heckled by anti-fracking protesters

California's governor supports fracking. A whole lot of his constituents don't, and they're being increasingly vocal about it.

Climate & Energy

Obama OKs pipeline that will help Canada’s tar-sands industry

But not the pipeline you're thinking of. This one will carry ultra-light oil up to Alberta where it can be used to thin tar-sands oil for transport.

Climate & Energy

Will Massachusetts become the second state to ban fracking?

Legislation that would impose a 10-year moratorium on fracking is making its way through the state legislature.

Living

If your pot isn’t organic, you’re probably inhaling pesticides

Bummer news for pot smokers: Up to 70 percent of the pesticides found on a marijuana bud can end up in the smoke you're inhaling.

Climate & Energy

Earthquakes shake Texas town on Thanksgiving, and fracking might be to blame

There have been more than a dozen earthquakes in and around the small Texan city of Azle recently, and a scientist says fracking practices could be the cause.

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.

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