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6 Degrees: 2014 Records, Snowvember, CO2 and More

This week in climate news features lake effect snow, a year of record heat, cool animations & more.

Report Maps Out Decarbonization Plan for U.S.

The U.S. is technologically able to kick its fossil fuels addiction by 2050, report says.

2014 Set for Record Hot; Record Cold Thing of the Past

2014 is even more likely to become the warmest year on record, with record cold years a thing of the past.

China Pledges to Slash Coal Use

On the heels of its climate pact with the U.S., China pledges to cap the amount of coal it burns by 2020.

‘Green Revolution’ Brings Greater CO2 Swings

Intense farming methods may be leading to greater seasonal swings in the global carbon cycle.

World Needs to Mind the Carbon Emissions Gap

The global effort to address carbon emissions is a start but it's not enough to avoid dangerous warming.

40 Years of Scratching Reveals Ocean Acidification Data

Scientists now have a benchmark for ocean acidification to measure future changes against.

NASA Shows Stark Year in the Life of CO2

A new NASA simulation shows some of the most detailed imagery of carbon dioxide ever created.

Palm Oil Production Poses Problems for the Climate

Palm oil production can damage the local environment and global climate but solutions are out there.

Industrial Farming Plows Up Brazil’s ‘Underground Forest’

Industrial farming is rapidly destroying Brazil's Cerrado and creating a ticking carbon bomb.

Economists: EPA CO2 Plan May Be Too Weak

The Clean Power Plan may not have what it takes to cut the CO2 emissions it’s setting out to slash, economists say.

Post Climate Pact, IEA Warns Fossil Fuel Trends Dire

Despite gains in renewables, the world is still on dangerous energy-related emissions path, IEA warns.

New Amazon Carbon Maps May Help Limit Deforestation

A new mapping technique could help researchers prevent deforestation in the Amazon.

‘Nobody Is Truly Ready’ For Rise of Seas

Americans are starting to prepare for the staggering amounts of future sea level rise forecast. But only barely.

A Web Vacuum Could Suck CO2 from Your Inbox

Cleaning up your inbox could do more than keep you sane. It could reduce your carbon footprint.

Climate Change Disrupts Bee’s Pollination of Flowers

Research reveals that rising temperatures are causing bees to fly before flowers have bloomed.

LEDs the Fast-Rising Heroes of Efficiency

LED bulb efficiency has risen sharply in 2014, making them among the most efficient lights available.

Cutting Methane, Soot Not Enough to Tackle Warming

Cutting methane, soot and short-term pollutants will not keep global warming in check, study says.

Mystery of Oil Field Fugitives Closer to Being Solved

Scientists begin pinpointing exactly where fugitive methane emissions are coming from in oil and gas fields.

UN Climate Report Rings Alarm, Offers Guidance

IPCC analysis of climate change has painted an ugly picture, but it also offers hope and guidance.

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Temps Marching Upward Since First Earth Day The contiguous U.S. has warmed 2.1°F since the first Earth Day in 1970.

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