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Wind at China’s Back to Amp Up Its Renewables

China can tap just 10 percent of its wind resources to supply a quarter of its power by 2030.

Extreme Oil Prices May Be Costly to the Climate

Extreme high or low oil prices could prevent countries from keeping global warming from exceeding 2°C.

2016 Is Blowing Away Global Heat Records

May 2016 was the 13th consecutive month of record global temperatures

Scientists Urge Obama to Halt Oil Leasing in the Arctic

Nearly 400 scientists are asking President Obama to halt oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean.

Here’s Where Solar Energy Shines in the U.S.

Generation of electricity from solar panels depends on time of year, latitude, and atmospheric conditions.

Climate Impacts From Farming Are Getting Worse

As the energy sector starts to clean itself up, greenhouse gases released by farming continue to rise.

India Aims to Join Paris Climate Pact

India has agreed to work toward joining the Paris Agreement on climate change this year.

Wildfires Disrupt Oil Sands, Exposing Climate Risk

Wildfires have forced a drastic cut to oil sands production in Canada, exposing a growing climate risk.

Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Stone

For the first time, carbon dioxide emissions from an electric power plant have been solidified.

Scientists Seek a New Measure for Methane. Here’s Why.

Scientists say there's a problem with the way they account for methane's effect on the climate.

Warming Could Boost Carbon Storage in Alaska Forests

Climate change could boost the carbon sequestration potential of Alaska's temperate forests.

Easing Drought Boosts California Hydropower, For Now

The easing of California's drought has boosted the state's ability to produce hydropower.

Rules For U.N. Climate Pact May Take Two Years

It could take close to two years to work out a detailed rule book for a sweeping shift from fossil fuels.

New Tar Sands Impact on Climate, Air Quality Found

A new study finds that the Canadian tar sands are a major source of secondary organic aerosols.

U.S. Leads Globe in Oil Production for Third Year

The U.S. led the world in oil production last year for third year in a row, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia.

Global Warming Will Hit Poorer Countries Hardest

Tropical regions are likely to suffer the biggest increase in hot days and extreme weather, scientists say.

2016 Is Off to a Scorching Start

April 2016 was the hottest April on record globally.

Power Plant Emissions Fall to Lowest Level in Decades

Falling carbon emissions from the electric power sector could help states meet their climate goals.

Young Forests Can Store ‘Enormous’ Amounts of Carbon

Forests that regrow after being cut play an unexpectedly valuable role in sequestering carbon emissions.

EPA Moves to Regulate Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

The EPA announced new methane emissions regulations for oil and gas operations on Thursday.

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In Montana, Fires Follow Drought In a forested state like Montana, hotter and drier years leave forests more susceptible to large wildfires.

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