China's environment is feeling the wear and tear of the country's three-decade growth spurt. Decisions from a recent high-level meeting are the latest indication that it's no longer all about the economy.
It takes water to create energy, and energy to move water. The extent to which these two modern-life giving forces are interwoven is rarely considered. A new report lays out the significance of this relationship, and the precariousness of it in the face of population growth and climate change.
On Tuesday, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will consider Ron Binz for the next chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Contrary to the Koch-backed attacks, he's a great fit for the job.