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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

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

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

Scientists Warn Planet Likely to Warm at Least 4ºC by 2100

Scientists Warn Planet Likely to Warm at Least 4ºC by 2100

Temperature rises resulting from unchecked climate change will be at the severe end of those projected, according to a new scientific study. The scientist leading the research said that unless emissions of greenhouse gases were cut, the planet would heat up by a minimum of 4ºC (39.2ºF) by 2100, twice the level the world's governments deem dangerou… Read More

Climate Change Imperils Peru’s Drive to End Poverty

Climate Change Imperils Peru’s Drive to End Poverty

Peru is the country chosen to host the 2014 UN climate conference, a key meeting for trying to advance an ambitious plan to rein in greenhouse emissions which is planned for agreement in 2015. But the country has recently earned a rather more dubious distinction. In 2012, for the first time, the Peruvian Amazon became a net emitter of carbon dioxi… Read More

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

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