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A Livelihood in Nuclear Waste, Under Threat

For 15 years, workers from this dusty New Mexico town have made the 26-mile drive down a series of worn two-lane highways until reaching a strange complex of alabaster buildings in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert.

From Putin, a Blessing in Disguise

There are a lot of people who seem intent on restarting the Cold War — in both Moscow and Washington. I am not one of them. But if we’re going to have a new Cold War, then I have one condition: I want a new moonshot.

CO2 Levels Already Topped 400 PPM This Year, On Track To Cross Threshold For A Month

Last year, atmospheric carbon dioxide briefly crossed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history. However, it didn’t cross that threshold until mid-May. 

They're Up All Night To Get Wonky: 30 Senators Hold Overnight Climate Session

Senators planning to stay up all night Monday talking about climate change say the marathon session is the "opening salvo" in a renewed effort to pass legislation curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

Meat Makes the Planet Thirsty

California is experiencing one of its worst droughts on record. Just two and a half years ago, Folsom Lake, a major reservoir outside Sacramento, was at 83 percent capacity. Today it’s down to 36 percent.

In Parched California, Town Taps Run Nearly Dry

People in this mountain town straddling the San Andreas Fault are used to scrapping for water. The lake for which it is named went dry 40 years ago.

The Scary New Evidence on BPA-Free Plastics

Each night at dinnertime, a familiar ritual played out in Michael Green's home: He'd slide a stainless steel sippy cup across the table to his two-year-old daughter, Juliette, and she'd howl for the pink plastic one. Often, Green gave in. 

Study Finds Keystone XL Would Have Much Larger Impact Than State Department Suggests

The State Department's final environmental impact analysis for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline downplays the significance the pipeline would have for development of the Canadian tar sands, according to a new analysis from a United Kingdom-based group. 

Massive desert solar plant opens, already a threatened species

The day begins early at the Ivanpah solar power plant.

Obama’s Pipeline

When I was elected to Congress in 2002, George W. Bush was president and big business wrote environmental policy. 

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