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US Not On Track To Meet Renewable Fuel Targets, Study Says

“The key point is that we’ve reached a wall, so we can’t place any more ethanol into our system, says Wallace Tyner, an agricultural economist from Purdue University.… Read More

Arctic Sea Ice Hits New December Low, Related to “Arctic Paradox” Weather Pattern

Arctic Sea Ice Hits New December Low, Related to “Arctic Paradox” Weather Pattern

The atmospheric circulation in question is the same weather pattern that contributed to the post-Christmas blizzard in the northeastern U.S., and the extreme cold and snow that gripped much of Europe during December. … Read More

2010 in Review: The Year Climate Coverage ‘Fell Off The Map’

2010 in Review: The Year Climate Coverage ‘Fell Off The Map’

Analysis of DailyClimate.org's archive of global media coverage shows that journalists published some 23,156 climate-related stories in English last year — a 30 percent drop from '09's tally.… Read More

How Will We Know if 2010 Was the Warmest Year on Record?

How Will We Know if 2010 Was the Warmest Year on Record?

Gavin Schmidt, a scientist with the NASA-GISS team, argues that even though they differ somewhat, the independent assessments of Earth’s temperature trends “are exactly what is needed to reassure people. The differences reflect real uncertainties."… Read More

A 25-Year-Old Prediction of Water Scarcity in the Southwest Holds True, Study Finds

A 25-Year-Old Prediction of Water Scarcity in the Southwest Holds True, Study Finds

The already limited water resources in the Southwest have been further stressed over the past decade, during which a persistent drought has affected the region. In October 2010, Lake Mead in Nevada reached a record low level.… Read More

Top Ten Climate Events of 2010

Top Ten Climate Events of 2010

Climate Central’s scientists, working in consultation with outside experts, have compiled our first annual “Top 10 Climate Events list based on the events that had the greatest impacts, and which stood out most in the historical record.… Read More

Clean Air Laws Helped California Reduce Key Player in Global Warming, Study Says

Clean Air Laws Helped California Reduce Key Player in Global Warming, Study Says

Black carbon, more commonly referred to as soot, is an atmospheric particulate that scientists have shown to be a significant contributor to global warming.… Read More

Tidal Energy Tests the Waters

Tidal Energy Tests the Waters

The Puget Sound initiative is the first to be launched by a public utility in the Pacific Northwest. Tidal energy has made headway in recent years in Europe and Canada, and it is attracting growing interest inside the United States.… Read More