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Fracking Company Considers Revealing Secret Chemicals

Fracking Company Considers Revealing Secret Chemicals

One of the biggest criticisms of the oil and gas industry’s practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is that energy companies refuse to disclose some of the chemicals they use if they’re considered trade secrets. That's about to change.… 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

Heidi Cullen Talks IPCC on Face the Nation

Heidi Cullen Talks IPCC on Face the Nation

On Sunday, Climate Central's chief climatologist was on Face the Nation to discuss the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's latest report on climate change impacts as well as her role in advising the new Showtime Series "Years of Living Dangerously." Climate change is already having an impact around the globe, and the signs of it are only li… Read More

Climate Central’s Heidi Cullen on Face the Nation

Climate Central’s Heidi Cullen on Face the Nation

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the second part of its latest assessment report this past Sunday. The report contained a clear message that climate change is already having tangible impacts around the globe and managing the risks it poses are of utmost importance. Those impacts are likely to grow more pronounced if greenhouse… Read More

IPCC Says Climate Change is Here, World Needs to Adapt

IPCC Says Climate Change is Here, World Needs to Adapt

The overall warming of the planet has had a clear impact on Earth’s natural systems and human society and will pose increased – and potentially disastrous – risks in the future if the world does not make a more concerted effort to adapt and try to prevent the worst possible outcomes. That’s the continued message from the Intergovernmental Panel on… Read More

A Renewable Solution to Palm Oil’s Methane Problem

A Renewable Solution to Palm Oil’s Methane Problem

Standing beside a palm oil wastewater lagoon can promote a vague sense of unease. The murky brown surface appears more molten than aqueous, blanketed in roiling bubbles that suggest the imminent emergence of a mythical beast. Plus, it stinks. Thousands of these lagoons are spread across the tropics, and the number is growing steadily. Should you f… Read More

White House Brings Together Big Data & Climate Change

White House Brings Together Big Data & Climate Change

Addressing climate change just got an assist from big data. The White House released the first installment of data and tools for web developers, planners and the public to see the challenges climate change poses and to help identify solutions. The new site, climate.data.gov, is part of a broader Climate Data Initiative to make climate data easily … Read More

Oceans Stand to Deliver Abundant Carbon-free Energy

Oceans Stand to Deliver Abundant Carbon-free Energy

Devices now under development in the United Kingdom, the United States and elsewhere generate electricity by tapping the movement of ocean waves and tides or the differences in temperature of water between an ocean’s surface and its depths. The sector is ripe with promise, but to reach its potential, the engineers, entrepreneurs and policy-makers w… Read More