Drought That Ravaged US Crops Likely to Worsen in 2013, Forecast Warns


NOAA predicts tough spring for already struggling farmers as growing demand for water leaves US more exposed dry seasons.

The Worst Way to Measure Energy Efficiency

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The international focus on “energy intensity” is hurting the fight against climate change.

America’s Most Obvious Tax Reform Idea: Kill the Oil and Gas Subsidies


In a world where $100-a-barrel oil is here to stay, there’s no need to pad the industry’s bottom line.

Climate Change Denying Congressman to Head Subcommittee on Climate Change

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Rep. Chris Stewart has written Glenn Beck-endorsed end times novels. Now he might be dealing with the real thing.

Obama’s New New Climate Plan

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POTUS throws down $2 billion for clean energy R&D.

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