Australia Adds New Colour to Temperature Maps as Heat Soars

Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Forecast temperatures are so extreme that the Bureau of Meteorology has had to add a new colour to its scale. It is a sign of things to come.

Could Chuck Hagel Turn Out To Be a Climate Hawk?

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy/Flickr

The likely defense secretary nominee has been confused about climate change… but concerned about it, too.

What “Happy Feet Two” Star Matt Damon Taught Me About Fracking


It’s bad for farm cows, and even worse for heartfelt dramatic monologues.

Rig Owner Pays $1.4bn to Settle Over Deepwater


Transocean, owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig, settles over criminal and civil charges.

When Fracking Came to Suburban Texas


Residents of Gardendale, a suburb near the hub of the west Texas oil industry, face having up to 300 wells in their backyards.


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