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Image of the Day: China’s Poor Air Quality From Above

This NASA satellite image shows the bad air quality in China occurring from a different perspective.

Community Rallies Against Proposed Trash Incinerator

Proposals are proliferating nationwide to incinerate trash and generate energy, firing up the local opposition.

Two-Thirds of Americans Want Obama to Act on Climate

Two new polls released show a clear majority of Americans support Obama taking action on climate change.

Ex-IPCC Head: Prepare for 5°C Warmer World

Former chair of the IPCC says global average temperatures could reach 5°C above their pre-industrial level.

Obama: Will Act on Climate, With or Without Congress

President Barack Obama said that he will use his executive powers to enact new policies to fight climate change.

UK’s Nuke Plans Lose Traction with Shift to Renewables

British nuclear industry’s plans face problems due to concerns over cost & the legacy of Fukushima.

Science Groups Push Obama for Climate Change Summit

Six scientific and environmental societies asked the White House to hold a national summit on climate change.

In Short Run, Obama Can Bypass Congress on Climate

A new report finds that the White House can meet its near-term emissions goals without relying on Congress.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants Fell in 2011

Greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants fell 4.6 percent in in 2011, according to new government figures.

New Rail Traffic Data Reflects Big Shift Away From Coal

New rail traffic data reflects big shift away from coal, toward oil and natural gas production.

India Confronts Huge Climate Change Challenge

India is increasing rice production, but the price is huge water consumption & rising greenhouse gas emissions.

U.S. Carbon Emissions Fall to Lowest Levels Since 1994

Energy-saving technologies and a doubling in renewables led to the reduction in climate pollution.

Politicians Urged to Unite on Climate Change Laws

Harvard professor urges leaders to be 'realistic' about politics & organize into a broader coalition.

CO2 Emissions Expected to Rise Significantly by 2030

Scientists say if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, emissions must peak in the next three years.

Nuclear Snow? Power Plant Yields Snow in Pennsylvania

Waste heat from a nuclear power plant in western Pennsylvania helped produce more than an inch of snow downwind.

Rogue Geoengineering Could ‘Hijack’ World’s Climate

Report warns techniques aimed at averting global warming may lead to an unpredictable international crisis.

Salazar Leaves Contested Legacy as Interior Secretary

Obama's top adviser on drilling, energy & conservation of wild spaces will step down in March.

Energy, Water, Land Intertwined & Threatened, Says Report

Climate-related disruptions to energy, water, or land use could lead to economically devastating ripple effects.

Black Carbon Second Only to CO2 in Heating the Planet

According to a new study, the second most important heat-trapping pollutant is plain old soot.

The Global Warming Hot List for 2013

Through the archives, it's possible to spot trends that may influence climate change coverage in the year ahead.


Early vs. Late Snowmelt Satellite-derived images comparing the first full week of April in years with early (2002) vs. late (2008) snowmelt.