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Steve King insults climate scientists and religious Americans simultaneously

The GOP rep from Iowa, most recently in the news for his "calves the size of cantaloupes" comment, turns his eloquence to the topic of climate change.

Climate & Energy

Here’s the anti-Keystone ad one NBC station doesn’t want you to see

The ad was supposed to run on WRC-TV in D.C. during Obama's appearance on The Tonight Show, but NBC pulled it at the last minute.

Climate & Energy

NRA attacks “shadowy network” of enviros and zoos fighting to ban lead bullets

As some states weigh bans on lead-based ammunition -- the biggest source of unregulated lead in the environment -- the NRA fights back with a conspiracy theory.

Climate & Energy

Seven ways the drought in the West really sucks

New Mexicans are having to rely on trucked-in water, bears are getting antsy, desperate farmers are selling their water to frackers, and more.

Climate & Energy

Offshore fracking in California: What could go wrong?

Operators have been fracking off the coast of California since the late '90s, unbeknownst to state regulators and with little federal oversight.

Climate & Energy

Keystone study contractor under scrutiny by State Dept. watchdog

Does the consulting firm studying the environmental impacts of Keystone XL have a conflict of interest? State's Inspector General is looking into the question.

Climate & Energy

The first rule of fracking is: Don’t talk about fracking

Under the terms of their family's damage settlement with a drilling company, two kids are forbidden from talking about fracking for the rest of their lives.

Climate & Energy

Big nuke company decides renewables are a better bet in the U.S.

French utility EDF is selling its stake in five American nuclear reactors, citing concerns about profits. It will focus on renewable energy instead.

Climate & Energy

Cuba is finally embracing solar power

The country gets just 4 percent of its electricity from renewable sources, but seven new solar farms will change that.

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