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Climate & Energy

Empty study paves the way for fracking in California

Energy companies poised to dig into California's reserves are breathing a sigh of relief.

Climate & Energy

The U.N.’s latest report on climate change is terrifying

The latest draft report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change centers on a really scary word: irreversible.

Fossil Fuel

Europe’s power plants are going the way of the dinosaurs

Solar power and battery capacity will drive old-fashioned utilities in Europe to extinction, starting in 2020, according to a new report.

young wheezy

Forget the climate — cap-and-trade could fix your allergies

Carbon emissions are making you sick and threatening lives.

Cities

Walk to work — you’ll be happier

A recent study finds that people who walk to work or take the train are more satisfied than the rest of us. What do they know that we don't?

Climate & Energy

Thousands of birds are igniting mid-air. What’s solar got to do with it?

The world's largest solar thermal power plant is under fire for its potentially catastrophic impact on local birds.

Food

Pittsburgh’s kale-lovers crying after another loss to the frackers

Like many well-intentioned things, an organic farm's fight against a natural gas compressor station failed.

Cities

Just living close to Walmart makes you fat

A new study finds that people living near big box stores have higher rates of obesity and diabetes. What's the connection? Look at the streets.

Business & Technology

Your iPhone is about to get (a little) less toxic

The next step in a green direction: Apple will prohibit the use of benzene and n-hexane in final assembly of iPhones and iPads.