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Climate & Energy

Power up: California may force utilities to buy big batteries for renewables

California's proposed requirement could jump-start the storage industry that renewable energy tech will need to scale.

Climate & Energy

Tar-sands waste going to fuel dirty power plants in China

Petcoke piles are blighting America. But here comes China to save the day ... by burning the dirty byproduct in its furnaces.

Climate & Energy

Mighty mangroves shield Indian village from cyclone’s wrath

Villagers in Praharajpur planted and protected mangroves along the coast -- and it paid off over the weekend by helping rebuff a vicious storm.

Climate & Energy

Dramatic charts reveal climate change’s effects on oceans

The oceans are becoming warmer, more acidic, starved of oxygen, and less productive. Here are the results, in technicolor.

Climate & Energy

North Dakota officials might finally spill details about oil spill

A North Dakota health official defended the decision to keep an oil spill secret from the governor and public, saying the spill occurred in the "best place" possible.

Climate & Energy

Romanian villagers block Chevron frackers

Chevron tried to begin its Romanian fracking operations on Monday, but workers were sent home by protests.

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Readers to papers: Stop publishing letters that deny climate reality

The L.A. Times' decision to reject letters to the editor that deny climate science has inspired a petition calling on other major media outlets to do the same.

Climate & Energy

Illinois kills online coal propaganda targeting kids

The removal of pro-coal propaganda from a website is the latest sign that Illinois is moving away from brainwashing kids with deceptive messages about the harmful fossil fuel.

Climate & Energy

Supreme Court will hear challenge to EPA’s power-plant rules

Big polluters edged toward a legal victory Tuesday, when the conservative Supreme Court agreed to hear a challenge to the Obama administration's plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.

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