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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.

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.

Republicans were wrong about China’s climate commitment

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

Your city’s water would be cleaner if it had a magic island in it

Floating wetlands feed on nitrogen pollution in streams and ponds, stifling gross algal blooms and bringing some wildness back into cities.

After you pop The Pill, what to do with the trash?

A reader says her contraceptive is over-packaged. Umbra says you should see that packaging that kids come with these days.

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.

Why we’re excited about PBS’ wild new series

The new PBS doc "Earth: A New Wild" explores how humans interact with ecosystems worldwide.

Within two years, a quarter of the world’s carbon emissions are likely to be priced

If you only pay attention to the headlines, it sounds like nobody’s doing anything about climate change. But it turns out that carbon is getting priced, and this map shows you where.

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.

These photos of China’s toxic smog are terrifying

This Beijing man uploaded one photo every day. The results are terrifying.

TreeHouse is like Home Depot with a green conscience

This one-stop green-renovation shop is really improving home improvement. Sorry Lowe's.

The environmental movement is not the Tea Party of the left

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank asserts that enviros are taking the same uncompromising attitude toward moderate Democrats that Tea Partiers take toward moderate Republicans. He's wrong.

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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