The Climate Lost Big-Time in Tuesday’s Election

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Climate deniers are officially in charge of Congress, and other bad news.

How 3,500 Voters in North Dakota Could Put the Brakes on America’s Biggest Fracking Boom

North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian Reservation is one of the country's most active oil drilling areas. Alexandra Hootnick/ZUMA

Voters on a small Native American reservation are choosing between two candidates who want to crack down on the oil industry.

These Guys Were on the Deepwater Horizon When It Blew Up

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“The Great Invisible” tells the story of the BP spill through the eyes of men still haunted by it.

Tons of BP Oil Is Still on the Bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

A shell stained by oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. Robin Loznak/ZUMA

A new study shows that cleanup efforts barely scratched the surface.

Climate Change Is Kicking the Insurance Industry’s Butt

A house in New Jersey damaged by Hurricane Sandy is still abandoned nearly two years after the storm. Akira Suwa/Philadelphia Inquirer/ZUMA

As disaster-related losses soar, insurance is more difficult to come by.

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