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Wind at China’s Back to Amp Up Its Renewables

China can tap just 10 percent of its wind resources to supply a quarter of its power by 2030.

Scientists Urge Obama to Halt Oil Leasing in the Arctic

Nearly 400 scientists are asking President Obama to halt oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean.

Climate Impacts From Farming Are Getting Worse

As the energy sector starts to clean itself up, greenhouse gases released by farming continue to rise.

Wildfires Disrupt Oil Sands, Exposing Climate Risk

Wildfires have forced a drastic cut to oil sands production in Canada, exposing a growing climate risk.

Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Stone

For the first time, carbon dioxide emissions from an electric power plant have been solidified.

Scientists Seek a New Measure for Methane. Here’s Why.

Scientists say there's a problem with the way they account for methane's effect on the climate.

Warming Could Boost Carbon Storage in Alaska Forests

Climate change could boost the carbon sequestration potential of Alaska's temperate forests.

Easing Drought Boosts California Hydropower, For Now

The easing of California's drought has boosted the state's ability to produce hydropower.

New Tar Sands Impact on Climate, Air Quality Found

A new study finds that the Canadian tar sands are a major source of secondary organic aerosols.

U.S. Leads Globe in Oil Production for Third Year

The U.S. led the world in oil production last year for third year in a row, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia.

The New Normal: Earth is Getting Hotter

Temperatures we think of as normal are getting warmer.

Young Forests Can Store ‘Enormous’ Amounts of Carbon

Forests that regrow after being cut play an unexpectedly valuable role in sequestering carbon emissions.

EPA Moves to Regulate Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

The EPA announced new methane emissions regulations for oil and gas operations on Thursday.

Global 2040 Forecast Sees Only Slight Fall in Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels will still be the dominate energy source on the planet in 2040, a U.S. government forecast shows.

Could Baby Steps Be the Best Global Climate Strategy?

Two researchers say taking smaller steps could be the best way to achieve international climate cooperation.

Florida Dredging Would Cut Path Across Corals in ‘Crisis’

A raucous debate is swirling in Florida over plans to dredge vulnerable corals to expand a shipping port.

Fracking Hits Milestone as Natural Gas Use Rises in U.S.

More natural gas is coming from fracking than ever before, and much of it is being used for electricity.

Hurricanes Boost Carbon Storage in Southeastern Forests

Hurricanes supercharge forests' ability to store carbon, Duke University researchers have found.

Paris Pact Could Benefit From Halt of Fossil Fuel Leases

Phasing out coal, oil and gas leasing could help the U.S. meet its Paris climate goals, a new study says.

Satellite Shows U.S. Has the Most Gas Flares in the World

NOAA scientists have found more gas flares in the United States than anywhere else in the world.

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The Age of Man: A New Geologic Epoch Scientists think the past 250 years represent the beginning of a new geologic era, marked by human influence around the planet.

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