Politics

Politics

It’s official: California farmers volunteer to give up water

The state has already asked most farmers and residents to cut water use. Now it's turning to the people whose water rights are first in legal line.

Politics

The Tea Party can’t stand this presidential hopeful

Why Lindsey Graham has right-wing activists up in arms.

Climate & Energy

CIA to close a secretive climate change science program

Scientists used the Medea program to study how global warming could worsen conflict. Now that project has come to an end.

Living

The Constitution doesn’t care about your uterus

We're stuck in a hellish tango around the constitutional validity of controlling our uteri.

Climate & Energy

Oil spill returns to its ancestral waters near Santa Barbara

Here's a short list of ways the spill could lead to serious legislative change.

Climate & Energy

Can cities, businesses, and other new climate actors help bridge the emissions gap?

The U.N. Climate Summit last year elicited dozens of action plans, and some of them could make a real difference, new research finds.

Climate & Energy

Railroad safety fact check: Fires and spills are up despite industry claims

The railroad industry says 2014 was its safest year on record -- but a close look at the numbers isn't going to make you feel very safe.

Politics

Mike Huckabee can’t make up his mind about ethanol

The GOP presidential hopeful has been a vocal supporter of the ethanol industry -- except when he bashes it.

Climate & Energy

Obama: Climate change poses “immediate risk” to national security

In a commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy, the president told cadets they'll be responding to climate change throughout their careers.