Climate Negotiators Are Working on History’s Most Important Mad Lib

Delegates to the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru, listen to opening remarks this morning. Paolo Aguilar/ZUMA

This week in Peru, delegates are creating the framework for a deal to fight global warming. Next year, they’ll fill in the blanks.

Will Obama Pull the Plug on Wind Energy?

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The president has threatened to veto a tax package that includes a lifeline for wind.

BREAKING: The Senate Just Voted Not to Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline

Senator Mary Landrieu (D-La.) is rounding up support for a Senate vote tomorrow on the Keystone XL pipeline. James Berglie/ZUMA

Republicans have vowed to try again next year when they control the Senate. 

How Much Cleaner Will Obama’s Climate Rules Make Your State?

Solar power can help Arizona make big mandated cuts to its carbon intensity. Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier/AP

The dirtiest states have less aggressive goals, but that doesn’t mean their task is easier.

Impress Your Friends With Your Ability to Explain Obama’s New Climate Plan

This Kentucky coal-fired power plant will be updated to continue operation under the new rules. Dylan Lovan/AP

Because like it or not, the EPA is about to crack down on the nation’s biggest source of carbon pollution.

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