New Study: California’s Epic Drought Probably Wasn’t Caused by Climate Change

Thanks to an ongoing severe drought, water levels are extremely low at southern California's Lake Piru. Ringo Chiu/ZUMA

But rising temperatures might be making it worse.

The Freedom Tower Was Supposed to Be the Greenest Building in America. So What Went Wrong?


The site’s developers may have sacrificed a core part of its green plans.

The Fracking Boom Could End Way Sooner Than Obama Thinks

A natural gas rig outside Fort Worth, Texas. David Kent/ZUMA

New research suggests that natural gas production might peak 20 years earlier than predicted.

Inhofe’s Grand Climate Conspiracy Theory: It’s All About Barbra Streisand

James Inhofe

That’s what the GOP senator who’ll be taking control of the environment committee told me several years ago.

Science Says Your Baby Is a Socialist


Psychologist Paul Bloom discusses the moral lives of children.


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