Australia's carbon tax bill passed its lower House by a thin majority; it should easily pass the Senate and make it into law.

An oil cleanup contest awarded $1 million to the winning Team Elastec/American Marine, which soaked up 4,670 gallons of oil per minute and got to 89.5 percent of the oil, on average.

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China is going to tax the hell out of oil and gas and reinvest the money in nuclear reactors and wind farms.

Rick Perry's secret economic sauce: domestic drilling for oil and gas in ANWR and off the eastern seaboard.

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Apparently there are whole worlds of chocolate we’ve been missing out on. The USDA found three new varieties of cacao ("the really good stuff," NPR says) in the Amazon rainforest.