Politics

Politics

Congress will soon approve Keystone, say Republicans

The new GOP-led Senate is pushing the pipeline as its first priority this year. Will Obama respond with a veto?

Cities

Here’s the right way to make transit and density work in the suburbs

Bethesda, Md., a suburb of D.C., is a great example of smart growth. Let’s hope the state’s new GOP governor doesn’t screw that up.

Climate & Energy

California’s cap-and-trade program now covers cars

The oil industry claims this will make gasoline prices soar. Experts say that’s not true -- unless the oil industry manipulates the market.

Food

A New Year’s scramble to obey California’s hard-boiled egg laws

By aiming rules at eaters rather than farmers, California's bid to change poultry farming might actually succeed.

Politics

3 stories that will shape the climate fight in 2015

Thanks to some of the past year's less-expected developments, environmentalism and the climate movement may have some rare opportunities for progress in 2015.

Politics

How environmental justice fared in 2014 — and the outlook for 2015

We reached out to get the thoughts of those on the battlefield fighting for justice to take its rightful, central place in our lives.

almond oy

In the battle of almonds vs. salmon, everyone is a loser

A state law in California requires that in dry times, surfacewater be diverted to save salmon habitats. Almond farmers are not really into that.

Climate & Energy

Watch the year’s biggest climate stories in 2 minutes

A year of extreme weather, climate denial, and some hope.

Living

Pro-life equals pro-planet for this green evangelical leader

Five revelations from Ben Lowe, a religious greenie who's sparking a young evangelical movement.