Harvard is Buying Up Vineyards in Drought-Ridden California Wine Country


The university’s massive investment fund has invested millions in a parched growing region.

Why Can’t Public Transit Be Free?


The main goal of transportation that costs riders nothing—getting people out of their cars—can’t be achieved by eliminating fares.

Mitt Romney Shifts His Position on Climate Change—Again


He made global warming a punch line in his 2012 nomination speech. Now he says it’s a “major problem.”

Climate Hawks Are Not Impressed by Obama’s Methane Plan


Environmental groups say the new emissions rules don’t go far enough.

Forget the Oil Industry’s Methane. Obama Should Crack Down on Cows Instead.


The president shouldn’t have started his war on methane with the fossil fuels sector.


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