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Friday, May 13, 2016

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POLITICS

Trump’s new energy adviser is exactly the kind of guy you think he is

He’s a climate skeptic who proposed a bill to run gas pipelines through national parks.
FOOD

This herb could be the secret to curbing cows’ climate-changing burps

Researchers are studying whether oregano could rein in methane emissions from dairy cows.
CITIES

Cities ask residents to snitch on illegal Airbnb rentals

Berlin has a website that enables people to anonymously inform on law-breaking landlords, and Munich might follow suit.
LIVING

Hey, energy geeks, there’s now a podcast just for you

It’s from the Department of Energy, and it’s electrifying.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Here’s what Obama’s new methane rule won’t cover

A whole lot of methane — but it’s still better than anything we’ve got so far.
BOREAL, THO

Alberta wildfire turns to boreal forests

And that is really bad news for the climate — for a number of reasons.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Gates Foundation quietly dumps all of its BP stock

Bill Gates has criticized the fossil fuel divestment movement, but he’s selling off oil shares anyway.
POLITICS

T. Boone Pickens backs Trump, expects to be dead by the time country collapses

The 87-year-old oil billionaire used to oppose Trump, but now he’s ready to say what the heck.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

The ExxonMobil refinery that exploded in L.A. last year is up and running again

The plant whose explosion injured four workers, rained chemical ash, and registered on the Richter scale restarted its refinery this week.

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CLIMATE & ENERGY

Obama’s latest climate move: Cracking down on methane from fracking

The EPA has just finalized rules that will limit methane pollution for the first time ever.
LIVING

Listen to this relaxing jam on a sunny afternoon

Watch Sam Cohen perform a tune from last year's Pickathon music festival.
SLICK SNACKS

Don’t look now, but the oil industry miiiight be poisoning your food

Some of the food you eat is probably irrigated with reused water from the oil industry. Bon appetit!
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Amid fire evacuations, Alberta oil production restarts

Companies are flying in workers to staff oil operations — because thousands of local workers have had to leave their homes.
FOOD

Climatarian, vegavore, reducetarian: Why we have so many words for cutting back on meat

These new words reflect a shift in our understanding of what food choices mean.
CITIES

Will Uber and Lyft learn anything from their defeat in Austin?

If the ride-hailing companies are smart, they'll start to work with local governments instead of trying to bully them into submission.
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

Keystone pipeline still a pain in nation’s butt

Pipeline boosters just won’t give up. Now they've joined a lawsuit arguing that Obama shouldn’t have rejected Keystone.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Even with the Arctic out, offshore drilling isn’t slowing down

The Gulf of Mexico is a goldmine for offshore oil.
CLIMATE & ENERGY

Rainbow satellite image shows Antarctica’s ice fleeing into the ocean

Parts of Antarctica are breaking off and moving away from the continent at speeds of up to three feet per day.
BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

BP takes Colorado to court and wins millions in tax breaks

Fossil fuel companies will collect $100 million and counting from taxpayers.
CITIES

The Bay Area could get a whole new kind of climate tax

Voters will soon decide whether to impose a property tax that would generate revenue to restore key wetlands.
SCIENCE

We’re wiping out one-fifth of Earth’s plant species

A new report highlights the threats to food security and medicine supplies but also reveals 2,000 new species are discovered eac