Obama Set to Veto Keystone Bill

As predicted, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. The ongoing saga has sparked years of debate about whether the…

Fukushima Now Leading to Childhood Obesity?

It’s no surprise that Japan’s nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant nearly four years ago has had numerous side effects on nearby residents. From conditions like blotchy skin and…

Yes, BP, you do have to pay up for the Gulf Oil Spill!

After years of litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected British Petroleum’s (BP) challenge to a settlement agreement regarding the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The decision came Monday after…

U.S. and China Make a Climate Deal: Thanks Obama!

The U.S. and China recently announced a significant deal to slash carbon emissions in both countries. The agreement entails the U.S. cutting carbon emissions between 26 and 28 percent (measured…

Coal Driving the Chinese to Drink

When it comes to decreasing coal consumption, many argue that the reduction will spur an onslaught of unemployment. But what if a region decides to replace its coal industry with…

The United States Is Giving Mexico Gas

Due to a glut in supply from their neighbors to the north, Mexican industries will be paying a lot less for electricity than they have in the past. The manufacturing…