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Climate & Energy

Romanian villagers block Chevron frackers

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

Climate & Energy

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.

Climate & Energy

BP negligent in Texas refinery leak but absolved of wrongdoing

A jury found that BP was negligent for allowing toxic chemicals to spew from a Texas refinery for 40 days. But the jurors ruled that the company's actions caused no harm.

Climate & Energy

Venice has a grand plan to protect itself from rising seas

In a decade-long, $7 billion effort, Venice is building 78 flood barriers to help keep itself dry. The first four just passed a crucial test.

Climate & Energy

Lagoons filled with toxic water coming to Ohio’s fracklands

Football-field-sized pits of fracking wastewater already taint the landscapes of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Looks like Ohio will be next.

Climate & Energy

Wisconsin’s sand-mining boom could fuel fracking abroad

Wisconsin has just the right kind of sand for fracking, and industry wants to ship it around the world. But sand mining takes a serious environmental toll.

Politics

While EPA is furloughed, Republicans hold hearing to bash it

With the fed closed and a debt crisis looming, House Republicans still manage to hold a hearing on the real threat to the economy: the job-killing EPA.

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