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Ambitious Renewables Bill Signed Into Law in California

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill requiring California to produce half its electricity from renewables by 2030.

El Niño Impacts on Ocean Warming

Long term trend of global ocean water temperatures is on the increase.

Strong El Niño Brings Warmer Global Temperatures

Global average temperatures are generally higher in El Niño years vs. La Niña years.

Study Ties Warming Temps to Uptick in Huge Wildfires

Small temperature increases due to climate change could contribute to wildfires in Western mountains.

Tar Sands Mining Makes Leap from Canada to Utah

A Canadian company has opened the first commercial tar sands mining operation in the United States.

Scientists: Offshore Wind a ‘Missed Opportunity’ in U.S.

Offshore wind development in the U.S. has proven to be a missed opportunity, a new paper says.

Climate Model Shows Limits of Global Emissions Pledges

Global emissions pledges may not be enough to limit warming to the world’s agreed upon goal of 2°C.

Study: New York City at Higher Risk for Coastal Floods

Researchers say New York City is at risk for more and higher floods like those seen during Hurricane Sandy.

Warming May Boost Carbon Storage on Public Lands

Public lands could store 20 percent more carbon by 2050 because of climate change, a new study says.

Obama Says Paris Climate Talks Bound to ‘Fall Short’

President Obama said any deal at the Paris climate talks will fall short of slowing global warming.

China Announces World’s Largest Cap and Trade Program

China announced the world's largest cap and trade program on Friday, in a step toward tackling climate change.

5 Things to Know About Climate on Public Lands Day

Climate change will likely figure heavily into lessons about the value of public lands this weekend.

Jersey Shore Eyed for Offshore Wind Farms

Waters off the Jersey Shore are being auctioned in November for offshore wind farm development.

Pope Francis Starts U.S. Visit Addressing Climate Change

Pope Francis began a six-day visit to the U.S. by addressing climate change head-on.

Number of U.S. Coal Mines Falls to Lowest on Record

New coal mine starts hit their lowest number in at least a decade in 2013.

Researchers Tally the Global Cost of Melting Permafrost

Emissions from melting permafrost could cost the global economy $43 trillion by 2200.

Study: EPA May Be Underestimating Landfill Methane

Landfills may be a greater source of methane emissions than previously thought, a new study says.

Climate Researchers Plan Glider Mission to Edge of Space

A glider designed to reach the edge of space will study weather and climate at 90,000 feet.

Government to Spend Millions on Solar Power Research

The Obama administration announced more than $100 million in solar power research grants this week.

Warming Casts Shadow Over Oil Leasing on Public Lands

Climate change presents a challenge to land managers leasing public lands for oil and gas development.


Fall Precipitation Trends Fall precip has changed since the early 1970s, but unlike fall temperatures, the changes form more of a patchwork story.

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