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London Told to Cut Air Pollution by 2020 or Face Fines

London Told to Cut Air Pollution by 2020 or Face Fines

London and other European cities which are defying European law by illegally polluting the air will have to dramatically reduce their vehicle emissions by 2020, the European commission has said. In a signal that Europe is running out of patience with countries that consistently fail to meet air pollution targets, environment commissioner Janez Poto… Read More

Six Degrees: Frigid U.S., Hot Australia and 2013 Fireworks

Six Degrees: Frigid U.S., Hot Australia and 2013 Fireworks

Our six top climate stories of the week packaged into one great slideshow for easy reading.… Read More

In Australia, 2013 Was a Scorcher for the Record Books

In Australia, 2013 Was a Scorcher for the Record Books

The numbers are in and Australia just finished it’s hottest year since recordkeeping began in 1910. Not only was 2013 the hottest year on record, but it featured other notable milestones from adding a new color to the temperature map to a wild start to bushfire season to sweltering oceans. And while the calendar has turned to 2014, the mercury app… Read More

Coldest Air in Decades Clearing Customs, Entering U.S.

Coldest Air in Decades Clearing Customs, Entering U.S.

The second major incursion of Arctic air into the continental U.S. is set to spill into the Dakotas on Saturday, where blizzard watches and wind chill advisories are already in effect. Cold weather warnings may expand to more than a dozen states by Monday, as the Arctic air spills out to the south and east, enveloping the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic,… Read More

Climate Change Coverage Rebounds in a Big Way in 2013

Climate Change Coverage Rebounds in a Big Way in 2013

Coverage of climate change issues jumped in 2013, fueled by reporting on energy issues – fracking, pipelines, oilsands – and a heavy dose of wacky weather worldwide. The climb, 30 percent above 2012 levels, marks the end of a three-year slide in climate change coverage and is the first increase in worldwide reporting on the topic since 2009, based… Read More

Arctic Outbreak: When the North Pole Came to Ohio

Arctic Outbreak: When the North Pole Came to Ohio

How cold will it get? Computer model forecasts project low temperatures on Monday night in Washington to drop to near zero, and below zero in Boston and possibly New York City as well. Dayton, Ohio is likely to see lows in the teens below zero. In some areas of the Ohio Valley and Midwest, high temperatures may not get above zero, Oravec said.… Read More

Iceland’s Vanishing Ice Threatens Culture, Society

Iceland’s Vanishing Ice Threatens Culture, Society

Some of Iceland's glaciers have vanished already and several others will be gone within a decade or two, said Helgi Bjornsson, one of the leading scientists to quantify the link between glacial loss and greenhouse gas-induced warming. … Read More

20 Indelible Images Tell the Tale of 2013 in Climate

20 Indelible Images Tell the Tale of 2013 in Climate

20 great images and 20 great stories tell the year in climate change news and research.… Read More