WATCH: These Reefs Are Beautiful—But Most of the Coral Is Dead

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One tiny Caribbean island is scrambling to save its coral in the face of global warming.

How To Convince Conservative Christians That Global Warming Is Real

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Millions of Americans are evangelical Christians. Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe is persuading them that our planet is in peril.

Virginia Oil Tanker Derailment: “The River Was On Fire”

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This is just the latest in a string of oil-by-rail accidents—and yet the feds are dragging their heels on safety rules.

No, New York Times, Keystone XL Is Not A “Rounding Error”

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On the controversial pipeline’s emissions, the paper of record got it wrong. 

This Town Was Almost Swallowed by a Coal Mine

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Despite its success with renewable energy, Germany is still struggling to kick its dirtiest habit.

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