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Trains Will Still Move Oil Despite Wrecks, Keystone XL

Trains Will Still Move Oil Despite Wrecks, Keystone XL

Each of these disasters, most recently the viral images of the fiery mushroom cloud rising above the wrecked BNSF Railway train in Casselton carrying North Dakota Bakken shale crude, is likely to symbolize the risks associated with fracking, producing and transporting crude oil in the U.S. and Canada.… Read More

Coal Places Australia Second in Carbon Emissions

Coal Places Australia Second in Carbon Emissions

Australia is pumping out more carbon emissions to achieve its economic growth than almost any other major economy, while a quarter of its mammal species are threatened with extinction, according to a major new environmental audit. A report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found Australia was second only to Estoni… Read More

Wind Power Tops Spain’s Electricity Source in 2013

Wind Power Tops Spain’s Electricity Source in 2013

Remarkable new figures from Spain's grid operator have revealed that greenhouse gas emissions from the country's power sector are likely to have fallen 23.1 percent last year, as power generation from wind farms and hydroelectric plants soared. Red Eléctrica de España (REE) released a preliminary report on the country's power system late last month… Read More

Climate Change Threatens East Africa’s Food Security

Climate Change Threatens East Africa’s Food Security

The report, East African Agriculture and Climate Change, published by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), looks at threats to food supplies in 11 countries in East and Central Africa – Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Agricu… Read More

Six Degrees: Deep Freezes, a New Climate Series & More

Six Degrees: Deep Freezes, a New Climate Series & More

A visual tour of the week's top climate news from around the world… Read More

Woods-Placky Joins ‘Geeks’ for White House’s Hangout

Woods-Placky Joins ‘Geeks’ for White House’s Hangout

On Friday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy invited Climate Central's Bernadette Woods-Placky to hang out with other weather and climate experts to discuss the polar vortex and extreme weather. In the 45-minute discussion, Woods-Placky and others talked about the hotly-contested connection between changes in the Arctic and ex… Read More

Australia’s 2014 Heat Wave Picks Up Where 2013 Left Off

Australia’s 2014 Heat Wave Picks Up Where 2013 Left Off

The U.S. is recovering from a deep freeze, but Australia has been sweating through a major heat wave to start the year. Heat records fell across a large part of the country in the first week of the New Year. The warm weather is currently centered over sparsely populated Western Australia, but it could hit major population centers by late next week.… Read More

The Front Lines of Climate Change: Charleston’s Struggle

The Front Lines of Climate Change: Charleston’s Struggle

Charleston is also among the East Coast’s most vulnerable metropolitan areas to rising seas and a changing climate, which may threaten nearly $150 billion of infrastructure along the South Carolina coast. In the past century, the Atlantic has risen more than a foot along the coast near here and could rise an additional 5 feet by 2100.… Read More