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Climate & Energy

Clean energy clash: Solar advocates and conservationists butt heads

As more government land is earmarked for solar and other renewable energy projects, some environmental activists in the West are not happy.

Business & Technology

EV market threatened by spat over charger standards

Two incompatible electric-vehicle charging systems are fighting for dominance, like a replay of the '80s-era battle between VHS and Betamax.

Business & Technology

Company responsible for latest Gulf blowout complains about overregulation

The fire is out at the gas-drilling rig that caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico this week, but a debate about drilling regulations has sparked back to life.

Climate & Energy

Halliburton admits it destroyed Deepwater Horizon evidence

When Halliburton's computer simulations showed it could have shared blame for the epic blowout and oil spill, the company destroyed the results.

Politics

Want to win over young voters? Get serious about climate action

Eight in 10 young voters support Obama's climate plan, and three-quarters describe climate deniers as "ignorant," "out of touch," or "crazy."

Climate & Energy

Antarctica’s permafrost is melting

A cliff of Antarctic ice is wasting away 10 times faster than it had in recent geological history, a new study says, and that could be bad news for the whole continent.

Climate & Energy

Court tells Transocean to stop obstructing Deepwater Horizon investigation

Transocean has been refusing to hand over documents to the federal government, but now a federal appeals court says it must.

Climate & Energy

China to spend big to clean up its air

After air pollution reached sickening new heights earlier this year, the government now says it will spend $277 billion to tackle the problem.

Business & Technology

Palm oil: Bad for workers as well as orangutans

The environmental sins of the palm oil industry are well known, but its egregious human-rights abuses have been overlooked -- until now.

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