New Study: California’s Epic Drought Probably Wasn’t Caused by Climate Change

Thanks to an ongoing severe drought, water levels are extremely low at southern California's Lake Piru. Ringo Chiu/ZUMA

But rising temperatures might be making it worse.

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.

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