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A Climate Denier is Leading the NASA Transition

Alarm bells about the incoming Trump administration's approach to NASA's climate research are ringing louder.

Scientists Take Big Step Toward Safely Burying CO2

For the first time, scientists have injected carbon dioxide into ancient lava flows and watched it solidify.

Sewage Plants Overlooked Source of CO2

Wastewater treatment plants may emit up to 23 percent more greenhouse gas than previously thought.

Drought, Climate Impact Fall Foliage in Complex Ways

Weather and climate can have unexpected complex impacts on the timing and appearance of fall foliage.

Carbon Dioxide Passed Critical Threshold in 2015

The world just had its first year where carbon dioxide averaged more than 400 ppm around the globe.

Scientists Warn Negative Emissions Are a ‘Moral Hazard’

Removing carbon emissions from the atmosphere to prevent global warming is a fool’s game, scientists say.

Record Warmth Helps Shrink U.S. Carbon Emissions

Energy related carbon dioxide emissions hit their lowest point since 1991 during the first six months of 2016.

CO2, Climate Change Seen As Waste Disposal Challenge

Some scientists are increasingly looking at global warming as a waste disposal problem.

Michigan Scientists See Urgency for Negative Emissions

Scientists say it is increasingly urgent to develop negative emissions technology to meet climate goals.

North American Forests Not a Climate Change Remedy

With high temperatures, tree growth is inhibited and carbon dioxide absorption rate diminishes.

Negative Emissions Key to Meeting 2°C Threshold

Removing carbon from the atmosphere may be necessary to keep global warming from exceeding 2°C.

‘Water Windfall’ Found in Drought-Stricken California

California’s Central Valley has three times more freshwater in underground aquifers than previously thought.

Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Stone

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

Spike in Alaska Wildfires is Worsening Global Warming

A report from the USGS says northern wildfires must now be seen as a significant driver of climate change.

Warming Could Boost Carbon Storage in Alaska Forests

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

America’s Sickest Wetlands Are in the West, EPA Finds

Three-fifths of wetlands in the West are in “poor” condition, but marsh restorations are underway.

Young Forests Can Store ‘Enormous’ Amounts of Carbon

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

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.

How Can We Reduce Concrete’s Hefty Carbon Footprint?

Bit by bit, innovators are chipping away at this ubiquitous material’s environmental downsides.

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CO2 Hits Climate Milestone April was the first month in human history with average CO2 levels above 400 ppm.

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