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Can Birds Be Protected From Huge Solar Plants?

Bird deaths have stoked legal action that could challenge half a dozen solar plants planned in Calif. and Ariz.

Europe’s Forests Suffer Effects of Climate Change

New research shows that forest ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to rapid changes in the climate.

What Climate Change Means for Your Coffee

Coffee's low genetic diversity plus a shifting climate leads to more risks of infestation from pests & diseases.

Indigenous Groups Give Tropical Forests a Carbon Boost

Tropical forests managed by local communities have the potential to sequester huge amounts of carbon.

Toledo’s Algae Bloom in Line with Climate Projections

Climate change could make the Great Lakes' harmful algae blooms more toxic and last longer.

Roadside Land Offers Huge Carbon Storage Potential

Roadside shrubbery & grass soak up a lot of carbon; with better management it could soak up more.

Win-Win Way Pinpointed to Aid Food Security & Climate

Scientists say they have found a way to feed billions of people, while reducing environmental stresses.

Celebrate NASA Satellite’s Birthday With 5 Amazing Pics

The longest continuously-collected satellite dataset in the world turns 42 years old today.

As Arctic Ice Melts, Polar Bears Find a New Menu

As Arctic ice, and access to seals living there, disappears, polar bears adapt to a land-based diet.

Genes Help Plants Handle Rising CO2 Levels

Discovery can give scientists new tools to engineer crops to deal with droughts and high temps.

Climate Change Gets Up Close and Personal

The emerging field of downscaling helps people deal with climate change at the neighborhood scale.

Caribbean Coral Reefs ‘Will be Lost Within 20 Years’

Major report warns that loss of grazing fish due to pollution and overfishing is a key driver of region’s coral decline.

Deforestation Rate in Indonesia Surpasses Brazil

Indonesia lost nearly twice as much forest in 2010 as Brazil, despite only being a quarter of the size.

Warming Puts Emperor Penguins at Risk of Extinction

Tallest penguins at risk from climate change melting ice, which could wipe out third of the population by 2100.

Coastal Warning Issued for Vital Atlantic Habitats

Some of the world’s most productive marine habitats are seriously at risk from CO2 and human-related changes.

Taking a Bite Out of Climate: 4 World Cup Snacks

A report chronicles how eating insects could cut greenhouse gas emissions. Here are 4 quick recipes.

Grass is Greener for the Future of Biofuels

A genetically-engineered bacterium developed by scientists can make biofuel from wild-growing switchgrass.

Rising CO2 Increases the Size of Poison Ivy Plants

Better grab your calamine lotion. More CO2 means bigger poison ivy plants.

El Niño Could Spell Disaster for Coral Reefs

The warm seas El Niño brings could wreak havoc on the world's corals, particularly in the Coral Triangle.

California’s Fog is Fading Away, Crops Could Suffer

A decrease in winter fog has made driving safer, but is hurting California's $15 billion fruit & nut crop.

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Winter Temperature Trends Since 1970, winters in the continental U.S. have warmed by 0.61°F per decade on average.