Ted Cruz Is Really Excited About Pluto. So Why Does He Want to Cripple NASA?

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The GOP presidential hopeful wants to learn more about faraway worlds. Our planet, not so much.

America’s Dirtiest Power Companies, Ranked

This coal-fired power plant in Indiana is owned by Duke Energy, which has the biggest carbon footprint of any power company in the country. Duke Energy/Flickr

A new report says carbon pollution from the power sector is declining, but not fast enough.

Here’s Why All the Bees Are Dying

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Bees are essential for life as we know it, but we’re wiping them out.

Solar Power Is Mostly for the Affluent. Here’s Obama’s Plan to Spread the Wealth Around.

Julie Jacobson/AP

Low-income households account for less than 5 percent of rooftop solar power.

We Asked Climate Deniers What They Think of the Pope. Here’s What They Said.

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Pope Francis is calling for action on global warming, and skeptics like James Inhofe aren’t happy.


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