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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

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Mysterious blast at Chevron plant shakes pollution-weary Texas town

Keystone XL, Syrian chemical weapons waste, and a fresh Chevron explosion: How much pollution can Port Arthur take?

Hot summers make for a bloody Chicago

What's the best way to address violence in warming cities? If you're a cop, try redefining homicide -- literally.

Environmental free-trade deal could help tar-sands producers

The WTO has started talks on a new deal that would facilitate trade in "environmental goods," but its definition of "environmental" is not so good.

“It’s raining renewable energy loans!” shrieks DOE, racing to the dance floor

Last week, the Department of Energy announced a $4 billion loan guarantee program for renewable energy projects, Solyndra be damned.

Oil companies try to weasel out of California’s cap-and-trade program

Big Oil has convinced some lawmakers to try to delay the inclusion of motor fuels in the state's carbon-trading system. Because it cares about struggling families.

Um, TransCanada just bought off a town with a firetruck

In exchange for a new rescue truck, the town of Mattawa agreed to not to comment on any of TransCanada's operations for the next five years.

Should wilderness get the axe?

The Wilderness Act turns 50 this year. But climate change means we need to rethink what "wild" even means.

This fake LEGO ad shows the Arctic drowning in an oil spill

LEGO of our brand loyalty, Shell! Greenpeace made a video to protest the pairing of oil and toys, and to remind us all that the Arctic is in trouble.

How our fear of ‘wilding’ colored the Central Park Five case

After a heinous crime in a New York greenspace, we stripped five young men of their humanity. They paid dearly for it.

Tired of just ruining your garden, kudzu destroys the climate, too

New study finds kudzu and other invasives can release carbon that had been sequestered in the soil.

When storms hit, scrappy local reporters rush to the rescue

Small news websites are filling in some of the void left by shrinking city newspapers and TV news coverage. They're proving their worth in times of disaster.

Will the U.S. keep spending taxpayer money on dirty coal plants abroad?

President Obama ordered the U.S. Export-Import Bank to stop funding coal plants, but some members are Congress are trying to undermine that ban.

‘Rollin Coal’ culture warriors want to douse your Prius with their smoke-belching trucks

H.L. Mencken is often quoted as saying, “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.” He got close, but he never uttered those actual words. Probably because he’d never seen these guys: A hot new trend known as “Rollin Coal” is sweeping the stupider corners of the country. Show More Summary

Canadians are eating tar-sands pollution

New research paints an alarming picture of wildlife being contaminated by tar-sands extraction -- wildlife that First Nations have long hunted for food.

Vegetarians live longer, pollute less — and you no longer have to take their word for it

New research shows that a vegetarian diet is good for you and the climate, both. Just please, go easy on the lentils.

Why Tom Steyer is not a hypocrite

He used to invest in coal projects, but he doesn't anymore, and the climate movement is happy to welcome people who've newly seen the light.

Rats! Rodent poison kills hawks, too

A grassroots movement in California begins to make headway in a fight to protect rat-eating hawks from rodenticides.

Whale poop may help fight climate change

Biologists say the majestic swimmers' "pump" mechanism filters the oceans of carbon.

Ask Umbra: Is it safe to water veggies from my rain barrels?

A reader wonders if he can use rain barrel water for his garden. Umbra collects her thoughts.

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