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Climate & Energy

The Arctic hasn’t been this hot for 120,000 years

A new study finds unprecedented warming in the Canadian Arctic, and blames it squarely on climate change.

Climate & Energy

Africa’s biggest wind farm starts spinning

A new 84-turbine farm in Ethiopia will help keep the country powered when droughts slow hydropower to a trickle.

Climate & Energy

Hundreds of oil spills kept secret by North Dakota

Shocked that a big oil spill in North Dakota was kept from the public for 11 days? That's nothing. Turns out lots of spills have gone unreported by the state.

Climate & Energy

Scientists refuse to participate in silly Nebraska climate study

A state law calls for a study of how "cyclical climate change" could affect the state. Climate scientists don't know what that means and don't want anything to do with it.

Climate & Energy

Coal-plant owner offers to wash cars after spewing ash over city

The utility will pay to clean vehicles, but not houses, yards, or anything else. It claims coal ash is nothing to worry about. Enviros say au contraire.

Climate & Energy

Federal solar auction flops in Colorado

The feds tried to auction off the rights to build solar projects on public land in Colorado on Thursday, but nobody bid.

Living

Barnacles are accidentally eating our plastic trash

Scientists discovered microplastic in one third of gooseneck barnacles hanging out in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Climate & Energy

India blocking efforts to save planet from climate-killing air conditioners

Has India tossed out the Kama Sutra and come up with another way of screwing the world?

Climate & Energy

Russia drops Greenpeace piracy charges, alleges activists are hooligans

Charges have been lowered against Greenpeace protesters who scaled an Arctic offshore platform, but they could still get seven years in jail.

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