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Keeling Curve

Keeling Curve

Charles David Keeling's measurements provided the first significant evidence of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere.

Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of 2012

Top 10 Weather and Climate Events of 2012

From Hurricane Sandy to record heat, here is our list of the top 10 extreme weather and climate events of 2012.

20 Big U.S. Cities that Should Worry About Sea Level Rise

20 Big U.S. Cities that Should Worry About Sea Level Rise

A new study highlights 180 regions in the U.S. where sea level rise is likely to have a major impact. Here are photos of the 20 cities with populations over 300,000 which are likely to be affected.

Nationwide: August Days over 95 Degrees

Nationwide: August Days over 95 Degrees

Present vs. projected August days over 95 degrees Fahrenheit

Nationwide: August Days over 90 Degrees

Nationwide: August Days over 90 Degrees

Present vs. projected August days over 90 degrees Fahrenheit

US Temperature Projections

US Temperature Projections

If current trends in burning coal and other fossil fuels continue, average temperatures in the U.S. are projected to increase by roughly 10°F by 2100.

CO2 Capture and Sequestration

CO2 Capture and Sequestration

CO2 may be separated from other gases at coal-fired electric power plants and transported by pipeline to suitable storage sites.

CO2 Storage Areas

CO2 Storage Areas

The United States has many areas, shown in pink, where geological formations are likely to be suitable for long-term carbon dioxide storage.