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Climate & Energy

Methane is leaking out all over the damn place, thanks to the oil and gas industry

Two new studies tell us more about leaks of this potent greenhouse gas.

3 Degrees of Devastation

The world is actually making some progress on fighting climate change

We're on track for 3 degrees C of warming, says a new report. That's still enough to cause big problems, but it's less of a rise than we'd been fearing.

Climate & Energy

Obama disses Keystone XL on the Colbert Report

We need to make sure Keystone XL doesn't contribute to disastrous warming of the planet, President Obama said.

Business & Technology

The Supreme Court has no time for BP’s BS

SCOTUS denied the oil giant's request to take another look at the Deepwater Horizon settlement.

Climate & Energy

Adapting to climate change will cost much more than we thought

And we still don't know how in the world to pay for it. That's the bottom line of a jarring new report from the U.N. Environment Fund.

Climate & Energy

A Republican rep calls for his party to “recognize the reality” of climate change

Chris Gibson, whose upstate New York district has been hit hard by mega-storms, plans to introduce a climate-related resolution in the House.

More like M-ANT-hattan

Why ants are NYC’s unsung heroes

A recent survey of the ants of New York turned up a surprising number of different species!

prince of whales

Whales start pulling their own weight, save us for a change

Tar-sands pipeline construction in Canada was halted over concerns about the habitat of endangered beluga whales.

Climate & Energy

Prepare to be schooled on climate change, America

A quarter of Americans don't believe in climate change. The White House wants to change that.