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Record Low Maximum for Arctic Sea Ice

Record Low Maximum for Arctic Sea Ice

2015's annual maximum of winter Arctic sea ice is the lowest in the satellite record.

Spring is Arriving Earlier in the U.S.

Spring is Arriving Earlier in the U.S.

Spring is arriving earlier across the U.S. by an average of three days.

Isn’t CO2 a Good Thing?

Isn’t CO2 a Good Thing?

Just like our bodies, the climate system can become unbalanced if it gets too much of a good thing.

Carbon Dioxide on the Rise

Carbon Dioxide on the Rise

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to climb, averaging 400 parts per million for the month of February — the earliest in the year Earth has hit this global warming milestone on record.

Highest Levels in 800,000 Years

Highest Levels in 800,000 Years

This is the first time in at least 800,000 years, and possibly as long as 2 million, that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have been this high.

Presidential Climate Timeline

Presidential Climate Timeline

Check out key climate milestones, by presidential term.

2014 is Hottest Year on Record Globally

2014 is Hottest Year on Record Globally

2014 topped both 2005 & 2010 as the hottest since record keeping began, continuing the trend that the top 10 years have all occurred since 1998.

How Different Modes of Transportation Stack Up

How Different Modes of Transportation Stack Up

Transportation accounts for 28 percent of Americans’ overall greenhouse gas emissions. Here's a look at how various modes stack up.