Deep Inside the Wild World of China’s Fracking Boom

US companies are salivating over the biggest shale gas resources in the world. What could possibly go wrong?

Gore: Fracking Won’t Solve Our Climate Crisis

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Natural gas can’t be a “bridge fuel” unless we crack down on methane leaks, he tells Climate Desk.

World Leaders Have Failed to Seriously Confront Climate Change. Could That Change Next Week?

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Heads of state will get to work on a new global warming agreement.

A Massive Hurricane Just Slammed Into Cabo

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Hurricane Odile is the strongest storm on record to hit the resort town…and just the latest monster storm from the Eastern Pacific this year.

This Man Wrote Hundreds of Letters Warning Politicians Not to Lie. It Worked.

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Political scientist Brendan Nyhan explains why fact-checking keeps candidates honest…sometimes.

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