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D.C. Methane Leaks Threaten Explosions, Climate

Study finds nearly 5,900 natural gas pipeline leaks in Washington, D.C., but officials there dismiss hazard.

Sea Ice Cracks Causing Mercury Buildup in Arctic Air

Changes in sea ice could be responsible for shifting mercury and ozone levels in the Arctic's atmosphere.

U.S. Energy-Related CO2 Emissions Increased in 2013

CO2 emissions from burning fossil fuels in the U.S. increased in 2013, halting a trend in declining fossil fuels emissions.

Trains Will Still Move Oil Despite Wrecks, Keystone XL

Trains will likely keep shipping oil despite Keystone XL Pipeline and risks highlighted by recent oil train disasters.

Six Degrees: Deep Freezes, a New Climate Series & More

A visual tour of the week's top news in climate science from around the world.

Bernadette Woods-Placky on MSNBC’s Lean Forward

Climate Central meteorologist Bernadette Woods Placky explains why cold snaps like the polar vortex happen in a warming world.

Woods-Placky Joins ‘Geeks’ for White House’s Hangout

Hear what Climate Central's Bernadette Woods-Placky had to say on the White House's Google+ hangout.

Australia’s 2014 Heat Wave Picks Up Where 2013 Left Off

Australia has kicked off 2014 with a severe heat wave that has felled records across the country.

The Front Lines of Climate Change: Charleston’s Struggle

Vulnerable to climate change, South Carolina communities are struggling to respond and plan for the future.

Climate Central Duo Talk About the Polar Vortex

Bernadette Woods-Placky and Andrew Freedman hit the the morning TV shows to put the cold in context.

Winter Precipitation Trends

While every region of the country has seen a rise in winter temperatures since 1970, precipitation trends paint a more varied picture.

Winter Temperature Trends

Since 1970, winters in the continental U.S. have warmed by 0.61°F per decade on average.

EIA: Biggest Energy Producers Are Also Biggest Users

Report shows how NY and CA are energy efficiency leaders despite also being among nation’s largest consumers.

Six Degrees: Frigid U.S., Hot Australia and 2013 Fireworks

Our six top climate stories of the week packaged into one great slideshow for easy reading.

Climate Change Coverage Rebounds in a Big Way in 2013

Climate Central's Andrew Freedman comes in at second most prolific climate change reporter of 2013.

20 Indelible Images Tell the Tale of 2013 in Climate

20 great images and 20 great stories tell the year in climate change news and research.

2013 Climate By the Numbers: One-Stop Shop for it All

Our year-end infographic has it all, a one-stop shop for stats on everything from temperature to tornadoes.

New Map Shows Where White Christmas Odds are Highest

In the mood for a white Christmas? A new map will help you play the odds in the U.S.

Still Uncertain: Climate Change’s Role in Drought

A new analysis says there are still many uncertainties about how climate change is affecting drought globally.

Fracking May Make Texas Power Supply Drought Resistant

Producing electricity from natural gas saves much more water than producing power from coal says study.


Fuel Used to Make Electricity in US: 2008 Coal was the dominant fuel used to to generate electricity in the US in 2008.