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Blooming Algae Could Accelerate Arctic Warming

A new study says waning Arctic sea ice could lead to algae blooms that will trap extra heat from the sun.

Extreme Heat and Heavy Rain Events Expected to Double

A new study says extreme heat and heavy precipitation events will double in the decades ahead.

At $24 Trillion, Oceans are World’s 7th-Largest Economy

Vast economic worth of world’s oceans is declining due to pollution, climate change and overfishing.

Look What’s Cooking in the World of Renewable Energy

The solar & wind innovations that got us where we are today & those waiting in the wings point to a hopeful future.

Carbon Pricing Helping Farmers Ease Methane Pollution

The government want more farmers turning waste methane into biogas. Here's how California is helping.

New NASA Satellite Gets the Dirt on Soil Moisture

NASA's SMAP satellite has sent back the first global look at soil moisture, a key drought indicator.

Where’s the Heat? Check the Oceans

Greenhouse gases are trapping a lot of heat in the climate system and most of it is ending up in the ocean.

Scientists Turn to Drones For Closer Look at Sea Ice

A Columbia University oceanographer calls on drones to help study ice melt.

State Temperature Trends Since 1st Earth Day

Every state in the U.S. has warmed since the first Earth Day, although the rate of warming varies. Check out how much it’s warmed in your st…

Since First Earth Day, U.S. Temps Have Been On the Rise

A state-by-state analysis of U.S. temperature trends since the first Earth Day in 1970.

The State of the Earth in 4 Climate Trends

On Earth Day, take a look at the key trends that underpin global warming.

White House: Upgrade Grid to Withstand Climate Change

White House report calls for billions of dollars in energy infrastructure modernization investments.

Expectations High For Climate-Changing Coolant Talks

India and China recently dropped their opposition to phasing out HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.

China Can Cut Cord on Coal (Mostly) by 2050

China could produce more than 85 percent of its electricity with renewables by 2050.

Major Changes Loom in Arctic as U.S. Leads Council

The U.S. is poised to take over the Arctic Council as major changes loom for the region.

2015 Hottest Year to Date, Could Top 2014 Record

So far, 2015 has been the warmest year on record, going back more than 100 years.

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Spiked 2 Percent in 2013

Total U.S. GHG emissions released into the atmosphere because of human activity increased 2 percent in 2013

Defecting from the Power Grid? Unlikely, Analysts Say

Analysts are unsure whether cheap rooftop solar will inspire businesses and homes to "defect" from the power grid.

Scientists Pore Over Warm West, Cold East Divide

Climate scientists are wondering why the U.S. has been locked in a "warm West, cold East" pattern.

El Niño Is Hanging On: What that Means for Hurricanes

An El Niño showing signs of sticking around could ramp up global tropical cyclone activity.