Discover how politics can impact the environment, from U.N. climate talks to state legislation to local plastic bag bans.
Climate activist Bill McKibben says now is the time for the administration to stand up to the richest industry on Earth.
Have secession petitions become the latest trend in post-election angst?
If America goes over the 'fiscal cliff' — political slang for a set of tax hikes and spending cuts — a range of environmental programs could be left hanging.
Newark's mayor receives windfall thanks to his tireless social media magic.
Murray Energy and its CEO Robert E. Murray are making headlines after laying off 156 workers because Mitt Romney lost the election.
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun called evolution a lie 'straight from the pits of hell' — a statement that spawned a Darwin for Congress Facebook page.
Video of an emotional President Obama thanking his young campaign staff in Chicago goes viral.
The actress, who announced she was running back in August 2011, managed to best 21 other candidates for the highest office in the land.
Political psychologists say liberals and conservatives must step outside their own opinions to try to understand why the other side believes as it does.
Unlike previous 2012 political memes, such as 'Binders of Women,' this one has been around for nearly a decade.
Americans voted on a range of state ballot initiatives Nov. 6, several of which addressed environmental issues. Here's how 12 of them turned out.
Colorado's Amendment 64 and Washington's Initiative 502 were approved by voters and will legalize recreational use of marijuana. It's about time.
Although 19 percent may not sound impressive given that women make up more than half of the population, America's new 'Year of the Women' is an important landmark in the country's history.
Women have taken both Senate seats, all three House seats and the governorship of the Granite State.
Eco-entrepreneur on politics, energy and Earth's resources.
Russell blogs about the day's top science and eco-news.