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2015 Hottest Year to Date, Could Top 2014 Record

So far, 2015 has been the warmest year on record, going back more than 100 years.

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Spiked 2 Percent in 2013

Total U.S. GHG emissions released into the atmosphere because of human activity increased 2 percent in 2013

Defecting from the Power Grid? Unlikely, Analysts Say

Analysts are unsure whether cheap rooftop solar will inspire businesses and homes to "defect" from the power grid.

New York’s Smart Grid Research May Shape U.S.

New York State is creating a smart grid research lab to help integrate renewables into the electric power grid.

U.S. Leads Global Oil and Gas Production for Third Year

For the third year, the U.S. produced more crude oil and natural gas than any other country in the world in 2014.

Urban Sprawl, Cars Hamper Cities’ Best Efforts on CO2

Dense, older cities are seeing their per-capita vehicle CO2 emissions fall faster than other U.S. cities.

Satellite Images Show Scope of Calif.’s Record Low Snow

NASA satellites show California's abysmal snowpack that's prompting drought and water concerns.

Obama Announces Plan to Train 75,000 Solar Workers

The federal government plans to train 75,000 solar workers by 2020, and many will be veterans.

One Image That Shows Future of Climate Models

High-resolution climate models are coming and a first glimpse shows they're pretty spectacular.

Dire, Record Low Snowpack in California

This year's sad California snowpack "obliterates" the previous record low.

Wildfires Tied to Drought, Heat & Topography, Not Beetles

Drought and warmer temperatures brought about by climate change affect wildfire spread more than bark beetles.

Satellites Show Vanuatu’s Scars From Cyclone Pam

Landsat images reveal the fury of Cyclone Pam and the long road Vanuatu has to recovery.

The West Coast Is in Hot Water

Warm Pacific temperatures affect everything from sea lions to plankton and are a sign of things to come.

Record Low Maximum for Arctic Sea Ice

2015's annual maximum of winter Arctic sea ice is the lowest in the satellite record.

Two Months In and 2015 Is Record Warm

2015 may only be two months old, but it's already the warmest first two months of any year on record.

Spring is Arriving Earlier in the U.S.

Spring is arriving earlier across the U.S. by an average of three days.

Spring is Coming Earlier

A state-by-state look at how spring is coming earlier, on average, in a warming world.

Wind Could Power 35 Percent of U.S. Electricity by 2050

A Department of Energy report says the U.S. could get more than a third of its electricity from wind turbines by 2050

Southern California’s Fog Falls Victim to Concrete

Urbanization in southern California is reducing the region's fogginess, further drying the parched state.

Public Lands May Be America’s Best Climate Defense

National forests, parks and other public lands play a major role in America's defense against climate change.

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Valentine’s Day Snow Cover Snow cover for the continental U.S. on Valentine’s Day, 2014 was light-years beyond what we saw a year ago.

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