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What’s At Stake in Lima Climate Talks

What’s At Stake in Lima Climate Talks

Seventeen years after that protocol was negotiated in Japan, the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change is preparing to take its second shot. Global climate pact 2.0, which will look nothing like its beta, is now little more than a year away.… Read More

6 Degrees: 2014 Records, Snowvember, CO2 and More

6 Degrees: 2014 Records, Snowvember, CO2 and More

This week in climate news features lake effect snow, a year of record heat, cool animations & more.… Read More

Industrial Farming Plows Up Brazil’s ‘Underground Forest’

Industrial Farming Plows Up Brazil’s ‘Underground Forest’

South and east of Brazil's famous Amazon, the air becomes dryer and the humid rainforest gives way to emerald green patches of irrigated pasture carved from scrubby woods and native grasslands. This is a different kind of forest, hidden in plain sight and far more threatened than the Amazon. Known as the Cerrado, it is the largest, most biological … Read More

Felling Forests Can Create Lakes

Felling Forests Can Create Lakes

Little Llangothlin isn’t the only waterway that forest-felling humans appear to have inadvertently created or expanded. Woodward’s research team examined data in scientific papers dealing with 317 wetlands around the world and concluded that about one in 10 had been made wetter by deforestation.… Read More

‘Nobody Is Truly Ready’ For Rise of Seas

‘Nobody Is Truly Ready’ For Rise of Seas

Abandon Seaside! Globe is Flooding! Invest in Arks! So might scream tabloid headlines had news of projections for rising seas, which were contained in a bumper climate report published Sunday by the United Nations, been, well, new. They weren’t. They were a synthesis of previously published research on a decades-old topic. So the latest ringing of… Read More

6 Degrees: 3-D Tornadoes, Coastal Retreat & More

6 Degrees: 3-D Tornadoes, Coastal Retreat & More

Learn about oil field fugitives, monster tornadoes and more in this week's slideshow of top climate news. … Read More

Voters Weigh In on Fracking, Water Measures

Voters Weigh In on Fracking, Water Measures

Election Day on Tuesday in many parts of the country wasn’t just about having a say on candidates for Congress and local government. Climate, environment and energy issues were prominent on ballots, too, in some states. Voters in Denton, Texas, banned fracking. Louisiana voters approved money for an artificial coral reef development fund. In … Read More

Jersey Retreating From Rivers, But Not Coast, After Sandy

Jersey Retreating From Rivers, But Not Coast, After Sandy

Jim Hutchison stepped down his front stairs into a tempestuous night to toss chicken bones in the trash when he noticed floodwaters starting to course past his blacked-out house in South River, N.J. After stepping back inside, he was quickly followed by Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge, which was being funneled down a nearby river. The floodwaters con… Read More