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Scientists: Offshore Wind a ‘Missed Opportunity’ in U.S.

Offshore wind development in the U.S. has proven to be a missed opportunity, a new paper says.

Warming May Boost Carbon Storage on Public Lands

Public lands could store 20 percent more carbon by 2050 because of climate change, a new study says.

China Announces World’s Largest Cap and Trade Program

China announced the world's largest cap and trade program on Friday, in a step toward tackling climate change.

The Pope Wants Climate to Be a Human Rights Issue

The Pope addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, calling climate a human rights issue.

5 Things to Know About Climate on Public Lands Day

Climate change will likely figure heavily into lessons about the value of public lands this weekend.

Number of U.S. Coal Mines Falls to Lowest on Record

New coal mine starts hit their lowest number in at least a decade in 2013.

Climate Researchers Plan Glider Mission to Edge of Space

A glider designed to reach the edge of space will study weather and climate at 90,000 feet.

The Planet Is Going To Have Its Hottest Year on Record

There's a 97 percent chance the planet is going to have its hottest year on record.

Arctic Sea Ice Volume on Thin Ice

Ten of the lowest annual Arctic sea ice volume minimums have been in the last 11 years.

Government to Spend Millions on Solar Power Research

The Obama administration announced more than $100 million in solar power research grants this week.

Warming Casts Shadow Over Oil Leasing on Public Lands

Climate change presents a challenge to land managers leasing public lands for oil and gas development.

Come for the Weather, Stay for the Climate

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Firestorm Leaves ‘Mass Destruction’ in California

Drought-fueled wildfires over the weekend destroyed hundreds of homes and killed at least one person.

The Grand Canyon From the Stratosphere is Amazing

A weather balloon and GoPro setup has returned some stunning stratospheric images of the Grand Canyon.

Fall Temperature and Precipitation Trends

Nationwide, fall is warming at a rate of 0.43°F per decade – that’s 1.9°F since 1970.

2015 Summer Review

Several cities in the Western U.S. had their hottest summer on record.

Hurricane Kilo Crosses Dateline, Becomes Typhoon

Hurricane Kilo has become a typhoon and satellites captured its transition as it crossed the dateline.

Better Health a Key Benefit of Renewables, Study Says

A key benefit of burning fewer fossil fuels and building renewables is cleaner air and saved lives.

Woods Placky Talks Climate Change in Alaska

Climate Central's chief meteorologist talks climate change in Alaska with Weather Underground.

Western Wildfire Trends

An updated Climate Central analysis shows large wildfires are becoming more common and destructive.


All the Ice on Greenland Greenland holds enough ice to raise global sea level 23 feet or to fill the Lower 48 states 2,940 feet high, like a bathtub.

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