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Stimulus Stalls in Kansas City

A 'Green Impact Zone' has prepared poor and working class residents for the promise of electrics cars. But it doesn't seem to have done much to generate the jobs...

Over a Barrel

The 2012 election was supposed to be decided by sky-high gas prices. A gallon of regular gas cost more on average during 2011 than it ever had before, and in the...

“Dallas” Drama Goes Green

In case you thought that the battle between big oil and alternative fuel had cooled down, Hollywood has proven that the debate is hot enough to inspire soap...

There Will Be Oil—and That’s the Problem

I have the cover story this week in the dead-tree/living table TIME, on the future of oil (available here to subscribers). Gas prices have dominated the...

Can Photo Ops Lower Gas Prices? Stay Tuned.

“No matter what happens to America,” the satirical pundit Stephen Colbert once observed, “She will always rebound with the most powerfully staged photo-ops in...

Could the Wind Turbines of Chile Harm Blue Whales?

From a hill overlooking lush pastures on Chiloé Island in Chile, Gicella Saldivia and her family manage a small organic farm and restaurant. Bird-watchers arrive...

The China-U.S. Solar War Heats Up

You might remember that a few weeks ago the U.S. Commerce Department opened up an investigation into alleged unfair trade practices by Chinese solar...