Politics

Politics

The public is wrong on climate, as it was on slavery, women’s rights

The latest polls show that Americans still just don't get it. But public opinion has always lagged on important issues.

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Congress is trying to squash one of the few examples of American leadership on climate

Obama has banned U.S. investment in most overseas coal plants. Republicans and fossil-fuel-loving Democrats want to undo that ban.

Three-ding circus

These terrible governors won reelection and will keep on wreaking environmental havoc

Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, Florida’s Rick Scott, and Maine’s Paul LePage were all vulnerable -- and they all triumphed anyway.

Politics

Republicans were wrong about China’s climate commitment

The world's top emitter is pledging to cap coal use starting in 2020.

Food

Here’s why Hawaii’s anti-GMO laws matter

If Hawaii opts to stop biotechnology, that would be a serious blow to the industry.

Food

Robots have done unspeakable things to your steak

And unless the FDA acts by year's end, labeling rules won't come to the tenderized meat market until 2018 at the earliest.

LAUGH AND LEARN, LADIES

Comedy phenom Megan Amram wants to teach women science — with hot sex tips!

The "Parks & Recreation" writer's new book is a smart (and hilarious) take on the dumb idea that women can't understand science.

No tricornered hats here

The environmental movement is not the Tea Party of the left

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank asserts that enviros are dead set on ousting moderate Democrats. He's wrong.

Climate & Energy

Lame-duck Democratic senators stop the Keystone bill. Will Obama follow their lead?

A Senate bill to force approval of the pipeline failed on Tuesday, coming up one vote short of the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster threat.

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