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Climate & Energy

Oklahoma scientists pressured to downplay link between earthquakes and fracking

Oil company execs and university bigwigs leaned on the Oklahoma Geological Survey so it wouldn’t blame quakes on fracking techniques.

leaf on, leaf off

Climate change is messing with leaves, and leaves are messing back

Climate change is basically like Mr. Miyagi, only a jerk.

Climate & Energy

Even Europe isn’t doing enough to meet its climate goals

The European Union is not on track to cut CO2 emissions sharply enough -- and that’s bad news for all of the less ambitious nations out there.

Climate & Energy

India slaps taxes on coal, while China uses less of it

As both countries get more serious about cutting pollution and building up clean energy capacity, coal feels the brunt.

Cities

These bizarre, beautiful cities of the future are also super green

Our view of the future is getting more sustainable, according to these images compiled by the U.K.’s Government Office of Science.

Climate & Energy

Could the moral angle get Christian conservatives to care about climate change?

A new poll suggests that it could.

Politics

Spy agencies are snooping on enviros around the globe

Another week, another instance of governments targeting peaceful environmental activists -- this time the head of Greenpeace International.

Politics

Fossil fuel interests donated millions to Clinton charities. Is this a problem?

ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Saudi Arabia have all given to the family’s groups. What are environmental groups saying about this?

Reinventing the wheel

The wind turbine could get a snazzy green facelift, thanks to Dutch architects

Part real-estate complex, part green-tech marvel, the Wind Wheel might be the sweetest Dutch invention since the stroopwafel.