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U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Increased in 2013

U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Increased in 2013

2013 energy-related CO2 emissions in the U.S. are expected to have increased 2 percent last year over 2012 emissions once all the data for the year are tallied, while emissions may increase slightly — 0.7 percent — in 2014.… Read More

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

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

Climate Central Duo Talk About the Polar Vortex

Climate Central Duo Talk About the Polar Vortex

With cold weather in the news, Climate Central's Bernadette Woods-Placky and Andrew Freedman were on the air to talk about the climate connection. Woods-Placky appeared on MSNBC's Lean Forward while Freedman was on The Weather Channel's Wake Up with Al. You can see both their interview segments below. And be sure to check out our related content on… Read More

EIA: Biggest Energy Producers Are Also Biggest Users

EIA: Biggest Energy Producers Are Also Biggest Users

The newly updated state energy profiles show how Texas’ oil wells can be a source of geothermal electricity, New York and California are leaders in energy efficiency despite also being among the nation’s largest energy consumers, and Iowa’s ethanol production contributes to it being one of the most energy-intensive states in the U.S.… Read More