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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.

The Suit Against the Clean Power Plan, Explained

Seven things to know about the Clean Power Plan as it winds its way through the courts.

Farmland Could Play Key Role in Tackling Climate Change

Carbon could be stored in soil as a way to cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb climate change.

These Tiny Mangroves Hold Vast Stores of Carbon

The mangroves of Baja California don't look like much, but they store more carbon than many forests.

Study Calls For Leaner ‘Carbon Budget’ to Slow Warming

Humanity must emit less than half the carbon dioxide than previously thought to keep global warming in check.

Rainforests May Store Less Carbon As Climate Changes

Droughts caused by climate change could change the way tropical rainforests recover after logging.

Oil Leasing Protests a New Front in Climate Policy Fight?

Climate activists have pivoted from their fight against the Keystone XL Pipeline to protesting oil and gas leasing.

Europe’s Shift to Dark Green Forests Fuels Warming

A new study finds that dark green conifers in Europe have been fueling global warming.

Oslo Trash Incinerator Starts Experiment to Slow Warming

Oslo's main waste incinerator began the world's first experiment to capture CO2 from fumes of burning rubbish.

New Rules Would Cut Methane Vented on Public Lands

The federal government is proposing new rules for cutting methane emissions on public and tribal lands.

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Tropical Trends - Hurricanes and Climate Change The Power Dissipation Index has been on the rise since 1970, along with sea surface temperatures.

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