This Is How Much America Spends Putting Out Wildfires

Fire crews burn out an area at the Shirley Fire near Lake Isabella, Calif., on Sunday. Stuart Palley/ZUMA

As California burns, the way the feds fight wildfires doesn’t jibe with the reality of climate change.

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.

Bribes, Favors, and a Billion-Dollar Yacht: Inside the Crazy World of the Men Who Do Oil Companies’ Dirty Work

Men walk past an illegal oil refinery in Nigeria, one of the countries where US companies rely on fixers to arrange deals. Sunday Alamba/AP Photo

Journalist Ken Silverstein gained unprecedented access to a hyper-reclusive cabal of powerful billionaires.

Scott Brown Urged GOP Senators To Kill Jeanne Shaheen’s Energy Efficiency Bill

Jim Cole/AP

The 2014 campaign is already hurting the climate.

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