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A New Generation of GMOs Crops Up

A New Generation of GMOs Crops Up

Thousands of researchers will descend on Boston this fall for an event billed as the world’s largest gathering of synthetic biologists. The field is evolving so rapidly that even scientists working in it don’t agree on a definition, but at its core synthetic biology involves bringing engineering principles to biotechnology. It’s an approach meant, … Read More

Major Greenhouse Gas Reductions Needed by 2050: IPCC

Major Greenhouse Gas Reductions Needed by 2050: IPCC

Emissions of greenhouse gases grew at a faster rate over the decade from 2000 to 2010 than they did over the previous three decades, reaching the highest levels in human history, despite efforts to limit them, according to the last installment of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, released Sunday. This final… Read More

Hopes Pinned on Kemper Power Plant to Make ‘Clean Coal’

Hopes Pinned on Kemper Power Plant to Make ‘Clean Coal’

The massive block of steel towers and pipes rises out of the morning fog like a sci-fi fantasy. But this coal-fired power plant could help save the climate, or at least that's the hope of the Obama administration. The plant in east-central Mississippi was repeatedly invoked by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to justify sweeping new clima… Read More

Six Degrees: Giant Worms, Fjords and Lord of the Rings

Six Degrees: Giant Worms, Fjords and Lord of the Rings

The top six climate stories of the week, combined into one fabulous slideshow.… Read More

Reducing Sunlight by Geoengineering Will Not Cool Earth

Reducing Sunlight by Geoengineering Will Not Cool Earth

Two German scientists have just confirmed that you can’t balance the Earth’s rising temperatures by simply toning down the sunlight. It may do something disconcerting to the patterns of global rainfall. Earlier this year a U.S.-led group of scientists ran sophisticated climate models of a geoengineered world and proposed the same thing. Now Axel K… Read More

Six Degrees: CO2, Earthquakes and a Super Typhoon

Six Degrees: CO2, Earthquakes and a Super Typhoon

We explore record high gas emissions, earthquakes, Super Tyhpoon damage and more. … Read More

Geoengineering Could Reduce Critical Global Rainfall

Geoengineering Could Reduce Critical Global Rainfall

Climate researcher John Fasullo, one of the authors of the study, said geoengineering options present a “Pick your poison” dilemma. “Climate change is one ill, but geoengineering contains its own downsides as well.” The study focuses on one geoengineering proposal that has gained traction among geoengineering proponents and some policymakers looki… Read More

IPCC Analysis, Criticism for NOAA, Antarctic Sea Ice

IPCC Analysis, Criticism for NOAA, Antarctic Sea Ice

The IPCC report maybe have been the big climate news this week, but it wasn't the only climate muck that's fit to rake… Read More