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

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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

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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

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Psychologist Paul Bloom discusses the moral lives of children.

Climate Negotiators Are Working on History’s Most Important Mad Lib

Delegates to the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru, listen to opening remarks this morning. Paolo Aguilar/ZUMA

This week in Peru, delegates are creating the framework for a deal to fight global warming. Next year, they’ll fill in the blanks.

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