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2013 Climate By the Numbers: One-Stop Shop for it All

2013 Climate By the Numbers: One-Stop Shop for it All

Our year-end infographic has it all, a one-stop shop for stats on everything from temperature to tornadoes.… Read More

Bundle Up for New Year as Door to Arctic Is Wide Open

Bundle Up for New Year as Door to Arctic Is Wide Open

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Duluth, Minn., December 2013 already ranks as the 2nd-coldest December on record in International Falls, and in Duluth, this month ranks as one of the top 10 coldest Decembers on record.… Read More

Compared to 2 Previous Years, 2013 Was a Paper Tiger

Compared to 2 Previous Years, 2013 Was a Paper Tiger

The U.S. suffered its share of extreme weather and climate events in 2013, from a monster tornado that flattened large parts of Moore, Okla., to the driest year on record in California. But compared to the blockbuster calamities of the previous 2 years, 2013 stands out more for its relative tameness.… Read More

Shellfish Face Uncertainty as Oceans Become Warmer

Shellfish Face Uncertainty as Oceans Become Warmer

If you like the occasional plate of grilled scallops or fancy an oyster now and then, read on and ponder. The health of several species of European shellfish is under threat. The bad news is that the shellfish face an uncertain future as the oceans become warmer and more acidic because of the changing climate. But there is some better news too: th… Read More

Scientists Say Tax Meat to Help Cut Methane Emissions

Scientists Say Tax Meat to Help Cut Methane Emissions

Meat should be taxed to encourage people to eat less of it, so reducing the production of global warming gases from sheep, cattle and goats, according to a group of scientists. Several high-profile figures, from the chief of the UN's climate science panel to the economist Lord Stern, have previously advocated eating less meat to tackle global warmi… Read More

Six Degrees: Giant Worms, Fjords and Lord of the Rings

Six Degrees: Giant Worms, Fjords and Lord of the Rings

The top six climate stories of the week, combined into one fabulous slideshow.… Read More

New Discovery Brings Hydrogen Fuel a Little Closer

New Discovery Brings Hydrogen Fuel a Little Closer

French scientists have discovered a swift and easy way to make hydrogen, the raw material of a whole universe and a clean source of energy for fuel cell transport. The catch is that it may be a few decades before the process can be turned into industrial-scale production. The bonus is that the discovery may be the key to a deeper understanding of … Read More

Natural Defenses Can Best Protect Coasts Says Study

Natural Defenses Can Best Protect Coasts Says Study

It isn’t just the catastrophic storms and tropical cyclones that threaten disaster for the world’s coastal cities. Simple, insidious things like sea level rise, coastal subsidence and the loss of wetlands could bring the sea water coursing through city streets in the decades to come. Jonathan Woodruff of the University of Massachusetts Amherst in … Read More