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Scientists Find Which Coral Reefs Will Survive Warming

Scientists Find Which Coral Reefs Will Survive Warming

Scientists have identified which parts of the Great Barrier Reef and other reefs are most capable of recovering from mass bleaching events which will become more frequent due to global warming. The information should help conservationists to target their efforts to protect the portions of reefs that are most capable of survival, they say. Previous … Read More

Boston’s Got Gas as Methane Seeps from City

Boston’s Got Gas as Methane Seeps from City

In Boston, methane emissions from aging pipes and other sources may be more than double official state estimates for the city, according to a study published Thursday.… Read More

U.S. Coal Declines, Bucks Global Trend

U.S. Coal Declines, Bucks Global Trend

Coal-fired power plants are the nation’s largest single source of greenhouse gas emissions and driver of climate change, and an old technology slowly being replaced by newer, cleaner sources of energy. With solar, wind and natural gas gaining ground on the electric grid, change is in the air.… Read More

Study Downgrades Climate Impact of Wood Burning

Study Downgrades Climate Impact of Wood Burning

Of the 2.8 billion people forced to use wood for fuel, often filling their humble homes with life-shortening soot, the vast majority are chopping down and gathering their fuel in ways that allow forests and woodlands to regrow. That isn’t just good for the environment around them — carbon-hungry growth of trees that replace those that were felled … Read More

7 Things To Know About the EPA’s Methane Limits

7 Things To Know About the EPA’s Methane Limits

The Obama administration has unveiled plans to make the oil and gas industry a little less harmful to the climate by keeping its methane emissions contained. Here are seven things to know about the proposed methane limits.… Read More

A Broken Record: 2014 Hottest Year

A Broken Record: 2014 Hottest Year

The final numbers are in: 2014 is officially the hottest year on record in the past 135 years, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Friday. The record does not come as a surprise as it’s another marker of the sustained accumulation of heat in the atmosphere thanks to the unabated emissions of greenhouses… Read More

EPA Plans Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Cuts

EPA Plans Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Cuts

The White House said Wednesday it wants to slash methane emissions from the crude oil and natural gas industry in the U.S. by up to 45 percent below 2012 levels as part of the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan. … Read More

Moisture Shortfall, Heat Threaten Southwestern Forests

Moisture Shortfall, Heat Threaten Southwestern Forests

Pinecone-littered forests draped over tens of millions of acres of mountaintops through the American Southwest are in danger of being scorched out of existence by global warming. It’s not just rising heat that threatens to put a meteorological flamethrower to lush montane swaths of a region better known for its low-altitude cacti and desert plains… Read More