Attack of the Brain-Eating Amoebas!


A warming planet makes ideal breeding grounds for a freaky parasite.

Climate and energy get no love on day one of Democratic convention

Democratic National Convention, September 4, 2012. NewsHour.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — There was a lot of energy at the Democratic convention Tuesday night — just not the kind you can power a house or a car with.

US Cars Creeping Toward Decent MPG Standard

Tom Raftery/Flickr

Baby steps, people.

Australian and EU Carbon Markets to be Linked

mr. toaster; Niccolò Caranti/Flickr

Deal connecting two international markets from 2015 will create the world’s biggest emissions trading system.

New York’s Fracking War


Activists rally in Albany; Bloomberg tries to make fracking cleaner.


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