Now that the experiment with taxing sugary drinks is underway, we look at which arguments by backers and opponents have come true -- and which were hot air.
The G7 nations agreed that the global economy must move toward completely phasing out dirty energy. It's not binding, but it is notable.
Real solutions to California's water woes will depend on politics and market regulation, not facile assaults on thirsty crops and struggling farmers.
Seattle is involved in a slow-motion catastrophe, as construction of a new car-centric tunnel grinds to a halt and cost overruns loom.
Two downer updates: North Carolina won't protect whistleblowers on its farms, and an agribusiness giant's shareholders turn down protecting forests.
The key: Making room for bikes, buses, and other mass transit, and no new concessions for cars.
But there's not much evidence that it has so far -- in part because oil and gas companies won't share their data.
Jim Justice, owner of the largest privately held coal company east of the Mississippi, certainly won't be joining the so-called "war on coal."