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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.

Hydropower Said to Put Climate, Biodiversity at Risk

Dam building in tropical forests could harm the climate and biodiversity, a new study says.

Earth is Experiencing a Global Warming Spurt

Earth's surface temperatures are surging, following a 15-year slowdown in global warming rates.

2016: What to Look for in Energy and Climate

New commitments to renewables and the rippling effect of oil prices could dominate energy news in 2016.

The Biggest Energy and Climate Stories of 2015

A look at the biggest energy stories of 2015 — a year in which world leaders agreed to cut carbon emissions.

With CO2 Boost, Marshes Can Rise to Meet Flood Risks

The carbon dioxide pollution that's raising sea levels could also help coastal marshes survive.

Decline of Tropical Animals Could Hasten Climate Change

The disappearance of large animals from tropical forests could hurt forests' ability to store carbon.

El Niño Impacts Could Spark Amazon Fires Next Fall

An El Niño-fueled drought this winter could spawn massive fires in the Amazon next fall.

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Countries That Set New Record Highs in 2010 More countries have set new record high temperatures in 2010 than during any other year since instrumental records began.

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