Climate & Energy

Yet another oil train explodes, this time in New Brunswick, Canada

A train carrying crude oil and propane jumped the tracks and burst into flames, triggering evacuations in a town just beyond the Maine border.

Climate & Energy

Court battle could force New Jersey to resume carbon trading

Enviros are trying to push the state back into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative cap-and-trade program, despite opposition from Gov. Chris Christie.

Climate & Energy

Will the U.S. lift its 38-year ban on crude oil exports?

Oil companies and oil-loving politicians alike are anxious to ship U.S. oil abroad and are pushing for an end to the ban.

Climate & Energy

California’s cap-and-trade program could fund high-speed rail

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to take $250 million raised by the state's carbon-trading program and put it toward a fast train between L.A. and San Francisco.


McDonald’s will shift (very slowly) to sustainable beef

The fast-food giant will start buying some in 2016, and then gradually work toward its "aspirational goal" of buying 100 percent verified sustainable beef.

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Another ship gets stuck in Antarctic ice, and it still doesn’t disprove global warming

The U.S. Coast Guard is on its way to rescue a ship that got stuck in ice while trying to rescue another ship that got stuck in ice. Why so much ice? A rescued scientist …

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U.S. sailors say Fukushima radiation made them sick

A U.S. Navy ship that delivered aid to Japan after the big tsunami in 2011 sailed right into a plume of radioactive pollution. Now sick sailors are suing the nuclear plant owner.

Climate & Energy

California is dangerously short on snow

The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains is way low, suggesting that Californians can look forward to a year of drought and water shortages.

Climate & Energy

Fracking could be bad for babies

New research finds that infants born near fracking wells in Pennsylvania had lower birth weights and more health concerns than other newborns.