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Clock Is Ticking on Elusive El Niño Event

Clock Is Ticking on Elusive El Niño Event

Time is running out, El Niño. If the climate phenomenon that forecasters have been watching for the better part of a year — and that can alter weather patterns around the globe — doesn’t get going soon, then it probably won’t happen. And with the latest forecast update released Thursday, the odds El Niño will get its act together in time are if… Read More

EPA Moves to Count Methane Emissions from Fracking

EPA Moves to Count Methane Emissions from Fracking

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a new rule that would require energy companies to report to the federal government all greenhouse gas emissions from oil well fracking operations and natural gas compressor stations and pipelines. … Read More

EPA Chief: Weather, Climate Scientists’ Work Is ‘Essential’

EPA Chief: Weather, Climate Scientists’ Work Is ‘Essential’

As the sun slowly crept above the desert horizon Wednesday morning, the unmistakable Boston accent of EPA administrator Gina McCarthy jolted to life a room of scientists gathered here for the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. “Are you awake?” she asked, prompting a round a laughter that set the tone for her spirited talk and… Read More

Polar Vortex Isn’t the Only Weather Game in Town

Polar Vortex Isn’t the Only Weather Game in Town

This first week of January might be giving you a strong feeling of deja vu. No, not just because you’re back at the gym as part of your New Year’s resolution or have sworn off champagne. Icy temperatures have descended once again on the Midwest and East Coast, almost exactly a year after the first popular mention of the weather pattern that spawned… Read More

EPA to Create CO2-Slashing Plan for States That Won’t

EPA to Create CO2-Slashing Plan for States That Won’t

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will prescribe power plant CO2 emissions cuts for states that refuse to slash carbon pollution themselves the EPA announced Wednesday. … Read More

Limiting Tar Sands, Coal, Arctic Oil Is Key to 2°C Goal

Limiting Tar Sands, Coal, Arctic Oil Is Key to 2°C Goal

The most efficient way of meeting the world’s most prominent climate goal would involve ending all Arctic oil drilling plans, drastically curbing tar-sands oil mining in Canada, and leaving most of the world’s remaining coal reserves in the ground. That’s according to a new study that aimed to determine how best to limit the burning of different f… Read More

Hot, Unfriendly Skies Could Alter Flights

Hot, Unfriendly Skies Could Alter Flights

You know those tube socks your grandmother air mails you on your birthday every year? Well, they could become another casualty of global warming. Or at least arrive a few days late. Hot weather is likely to increase the number of days with weight restrictions on cargo planes and even airliners, delaying gifts, air travel and slicing into airlines’… Read More

One for the Record Books: 2014 Officially Hottest Year

One for the Record Books: 2014 Officially Hottest Year

It’s official: 2014 has taken the title of hottest year on record. That ranking comes courtesy of data released Monday by the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), the first of four major global temperature recordkeepers to release their data for last year. The upward march of the world’s average temperature since 1891 is a trademark of human-influ… Read More