How Coal-Loving States Are Waging War on Obama’s New Climate Rules

Obama's climate plan calls for power plants in Virginia like this to be closed or renovated. Ed Lallo/ZUMA

ALEC is helping local lawmakers fight the Clean Power Plan.

There’s a Horrifying Amount of Plastic in the Ocean. This Chart Shows Who’s to Blame.

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The US isn’t as bad as you’d think…

Trains Hauling Crude Oil Across North America Just Keep Exploding

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More evacuations, fireballs, and oil spills.

Vaccines Are One of Our Best Weapons Against Global Warming

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Climate change could make deadly diseases like rotavirus even worse.

Scientists Are Pretty Terrified About These Last-Minute Fixes to Global Warming

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The most comprehensive study to date on geoengineering says we probably shouldn’t do it—at least not yet.

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