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What happens when redistricting fails to recognize blacks’ green interests?

When mapping voting districts, lawmakers must take into account not just the color of people's skin, but their common interests as well.

Here’s what GOP presidential hopefuls gave up after 9/11

Ted Cruz gave up rock 'n' roll after the terrorist attacks. Fellow Republicans are now trying to outdo him.

Climate & Energy

“Climate change” vs. “global warming”? It really doesn’t matter

Quit with the linguistic navel-gazing. What actually counts is power. (As explained in a dozen tweets.)

Climate & Energy

The coal industry is so totally screwed

Here's the latest evidence.

Politics

Republicans tell states to break the law and ignore Obama’s climate rules

Mitch McConnell proposes a solution for any state that doesn't like Obama's plan to cut carbon emissions: Just ignore it.

Politics

Voter ID laws are screwing the planet, too

The Supreme Court refuses to hear a case challenging Wisconsin's voter ID law, striking a blow against both democracy and the environment.

Climate & Energy

How American journalists deal with climate deniers

Political reporters still treat climate denialism as though it's a normal campaign position. What's the alternative?

Climate & Energy

Watch this Florida official awkwardly avoid saying “climate change”

After a state employee had to take a mental health evaluation for using the words “climate change,” officials aren't taking any chances.

Climate & Energy

4 reasons why the Supreme Court’s mercury case is worth watching

This week, the court will hear argument in Michigan v. EPA, a case challenging EPA power-plant rules. Here's why you should care.

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