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Black Carbon Second Only to CO2 in Heating the Planet

Black Carbon Second Only to CO2 in Heating the Planet

No discussion of climate change can get very far without focusing on greenhouse gases — pollutants including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxides and more, which are trapping heat and driving the planet’s temperature upward. But according to a report published Tuesday in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, the second most … Read More

Southwest Faces Looming Threats From Climate Change

Southwest Faces Looming Threats From Climate Change

The American Southwest, which is already the hottest and driest region of the nation, is likely to become even hotter and drier in the next few decades thanks in part to the ongoing effects of human-generated greenhouse gases. That’s the verdict of the draft National Climate Assessment report, the product of a federal advisory committee charged … Read More

5 Must-See Charts From Major New U.S. Climate Report

5 Must-See Charts From Major New U.S. Climate Report

The report, which is the first since 2009 to systematically examine the effects of global warming on the U.S., bolsters some of the conclusions of the previous report and comes to new conclusions, finding that the country is already experiencing a wide range disruptive impacts from global warming, primarily through the changing frequency and severi… Read More

The Global Warming Hot List for 2013

The Global Warming Hot List for 2013

Clutches are in. Red is the new black. A Korean rapper's cantering dance has been trending since August. Any number of lists promise the hot trends of 2013. But where to get hip to what's in vogue with climate change this year?… Read More

Obama ‘Seriously Considering’ Hosting Climate Summit

Obama ‘Seriously Considering’ Hosting Climate Summit

Barack Obama may intervene directly on climate change by hosting a summit at the White House early in his second term, environmental groups say. They say the White House has given encouraging signals to a proposal for Obama to use the broad-based and bipartisan summit to launch a national climate action strategy. "What we talked about with the … Read More

U.S. Sets Record for Days Without a Deadly Tornado

U.S. Sets Record for Days Without a Deadly Tornado

In addition, the U.S. has broken a record for the longest streak of consecutive days without a tornado-related fatality. The last tornado death was recorded on June 24, which means that through Jan. 11, there have been 201 straight days without a tornado death.… Read More

USDA Declares Winter Wheat Belt Drought Disaster Area

USDA Declares Winter Wheat Belt Drought Disaster Area

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) declared 597 counties across 14 states natural disaster areas as a result of the ongoing drought that threatens the winter wheat crop. These are the first drought-related natural disaster declarations of the year, and mark the second year in a row that such measures were necessary due to the d… Read More

NOAA: 2012 Hottest & 2nd-Most Extreme Year On Record

NOAA: 2012 Hottest & 2nd-Most Extreme Year On Record

According to NOAA, 2012 was the warmest and second-most extreme year on record in the lower 48 states.… Read More