Politics

Climate & Energy

Most Americans are clueless about how climate change will affect their health

Allergies? Yes. Asthma? Yes. Ebola? No, no, no.

Cities

Seattle’s unbelievable transportation megaproject fustercluck

Seattle is involved in a slow-motion catastrophe, as construction of a new car-centric tunnel grinds to a halt and cost overruns loom.

Living

More women are choosing more effective birth control — here’s why it matters

What a wacky idea -- remove barriers to birth control, and women will choose safe, effective methods of contraception!

Climate & Energy

Frackers can now frack faster on some public lands

A big defense bill that passed last week contained a little provision that will speed up permitting for fracking projects on BLM land.

Climate & Energy

Weak deal at Lima climate talks disappoints climate hawks

The U.N. climate summit kicked off with optimism, but fizzled out at the end as countries punted decisions on hot-button topics.

Climate & Energy

Red states more likely to be burned by climate change

The people who deny climate change are most likely to suffer from it.

Climate & Energy

Fossil fuel companies grow nervous as divestment movement grows stronger

As the old adage goes, if you’re taking flak, you’re over the target.

Politics

The new federal budget is chock-full of goodies for pollutocrats

The bill has favors for the coal and oil industries, cuts for the EPA, giveaways for big banks, and looser rules for rich political donors.

Climate & Energy

The U.N. won’t let protesters say what they’re protesting

During his speech at the U.N. climate summit, John Kerry didn't mention Keystone. Activists at the summit weren't allowed to mention it either.

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