These Maps Show How Many Brutally Hot Days You Will Suffer When You’re Old

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Sorry, millennials. Your golden years are going to be really sweaty.

There Are 1,401 Uninspected High-Risk Oil and Gas Wells.

Oil covers the ground after a 2010 well blowout near Cheyenne, Wyoming. The state leads the nation for uninspected wells on federal land. (The inspection status of this particular well is unknown.) AP

The government is failing to conduct key safety inspections on new oil and gas wells on federal and Native American land.

Here’s What the Battle Over Iraqi Oil Means for America

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President Obama says energy is playing a role in America’s response to the crisis.

This Is How Much America Spends Putting Out Wildfires

Fire crews burn out an area at the Shirley Fire near Lake Isabella, Calif., on Sunday. Stuart Palley/ZUMA

As California burns, the way the feds fight wildfires doesn’t jibe with the reality of climate change.

Hurricane Cristina Just Set A Scary Record

Hurricane Cristina off the coast of Mexico. NASA/Wikimedia Commons

For the first time on record, the eastern Pacific basin has now had two Category 4 hurricanes before July.

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