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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.

Climate Could Spell the End for the Cutthroat Trout

Montana's native westslope cutthroat trout is cross-breeding with invaders as stream temperatures rise.

Drought Prompts Fear of Blackouts at World Cup

Brazil’s worst drought in decades is severely reducing hydropower energy supplies in advance of World Cup.

Frozen Spring: When Great Lakes’ Ice Doesn’t Melt

Turns out there are a few surprising outcomes of the Great Lakes staying frozen so long.

Wake Up and Smell the Soaring Cost of Coffee

Changes in climate in key coffee-growing regions are a huge factor driving a surge on world markets.

Western U.S. Faces Bigger, More Frequent Wildfires

The U.S. is likely to have warmer, drier winters in the West & unusually cold ones in the East & Southeast.

‘Oldest Living Things in the World’ Tell a Tale of Climate

A photo project of the world's oldest living things contains a powerful climate message.

Rising CO2 Levels Threaten Entire Marine Food Chain

Fish will make themselves vulnerable by being attracted to predator odor & exhibiting bolder behavior.

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CO2 From Power Plants Visualization of CO2 emissions from U.S. power plants burning fossil fuels.