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2012 Global Carbon Emissions

2012 Global Carbon Emissions

Human-generated emissions of CO2 this year are expected to reach 35.6 billion tons. That’s up 2.6 percent from what was emitted in 2011, the previous record holder.

Autumn is on the Move

Autumn is on the Move

If it seems like autumn leaves are taking longer to change color, you're not imagining things. Over the past 25 years, the onset of autumn has shifted.

2012: Warmest March Ever Recorded

2012: Warmest March Ever Recorded

You knew it was warm last month, but today it's official: it wasn't just warm; it was the warmest March ever recorded in the U.S.

Pollen Searches are on the Rise

Pollen Searches are on the Rise

Online searches for the word"pollen" have gone through the roof this spring, and if you know anyone with seasonal allergies (and who doesn't?) this isn't surprising.

Spring Comes Early Across the U.S.

Spring Comes Early Across the U.S.

The Lower 48 as a whole had an average shift of "first leaf" from March 20 (1951-1980 average) to March 17 now (1981-2010 average): approximately 3 days earlier.

Warming Winters in the U.S.

Warming Winters in the U.S.

A graphical look at the way winters have changed in the United States between 1895 and 2010.

A Two-Man Trek Across Antarctica

A Two-Man Trek Across Antarctica

A two-man trek across Antarctica to commemorate the first South Pole expeditions a century ago.