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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.

Clean Energy Seeing Global ‘Renaissance’

Cheap oil and increasingly cheap renewables are ushering in an era of abundant energy.

UK Sees Biggest Drop in Emissions Since 1990

Greenhouse gas emissions fell 8 percent, while renewable energy rose to a record high.

New York’s Smart Grid Research May Shape U.S.

New York State is creating a smart grid research lab to help integrate renewables into the electric power grid.

Power Plant Rules Could Unite States On Climate Action

More than 80 percent of states are mulling collaborations to help them meet power plant climate rules.

U.S. Leads Global Oil and Gas Production for Third Year

For the third year, the U.S. produced more crude oil and natural gas than any other country in the world in 2014.

Urban Sprawl, Cars Hamper Cities’ Best Efforts on CO2

Dense, older cities are seeing their per-capita vehicle CO2 emissions fall faster than other U.S. cities.

Obama Announces Plan to Train 75,000 Solar Workers

The federal government plans to train 75,000 solar workers by 2020, and many will be veterans.

Hydropower Could be Risky Bet in Warming World

As investments in wind and solar climb, backing major hydropower projects may be risky in a warming world.

U.S. Submits Climate Plan as Paris Pact Taking Shape

The next international climate pact is taking shape, and the U.S. and EU are leading the way.

Investments in Renewables Herald ‘Paradigm Shift’

Global renewables investments increased 17 percent in 2014 as solar and wind costs fell dramatically.

Canada Pushes Ahead with Alternatives to Keystone XL

No matter the fate of Keystone XL, many other pipelines could transport Canadian tar sands oil to refineries.

Media Contributing to ‘Hope Gap’ on Climate Change

Research suggests media focuses on doom and gloom of climate change, rarely on possible fixes.

Two Maps Show Countries’ Plans For CO2 Pledges

New maps show the plans of countries to deal with their CO2 emissions ahead of international climate negotiations.

Scientists Have Mixed Opinions on Flat CO2 Emissions

Scientists have mixed opinions about whether stagnant global energy-related CO2 emissions are a trend.

‘Green’ Diesel Fuel Use Plummets in U.S.

U.S. biodiesel and "green" diesel imports declined in 2014 after setting records in 2013.

Index Shows Oil’s Climate Impacts Vary Widely

Not every kind of oil is the same in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, a new report says.

California, Quebec Teaming Up On Climate Change

California and Quebec's cap-and-trade programs have been linked, making climate action cheaper.

Cities Could Be Ideal for Utility-Scale Solar Plants

Cities may be ideal for major solar power development, though they're often overlooked, a new study says.

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The Age of Man: A New Geologic Epoch Scientists think the past 250 years represent the beginning of a new geologic era, marked by human influence around the planet.

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