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Strong El Niño Helped Lower U.S. Heating Costs

The strong El Niño in the tropical Pacific contributed to lower energy demand in the U.S. this winter.

2016 Temperatures Already Pushing COP21 Limits

If the first three months of 2016 are any indication, meeting the 1.5°C challenge will be increasingly difficult.

2016 Election Critical to Success of Paris Climate Pact

The outcome of the U.S. presidential election will be critical to the success of the Paris climate pact.

Coal Decline Pushes Peabody Energy Into Bankruptcy

Peabody Energy, the world’s largest coal producer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday.

The Suit Against the Clean Power Plan, Explained

Seven things to know about the Clean Power Plan as it winds its way through the courts.

White House: Climate Change Poses Urgent Health Risk

Climate change is a major threat to human health, according to a report released Monday.

The Shum Show: Bubbling Up

Warm waters are taking a toll on both coral reefs & ice sheets.

U.S., China to Sign Paris Climate Accord in April

The world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters will sign the Paris climate change agreement in New York.

Sean Sublette on 2°C on The Weather Channel

Sean Sublette discusses the long- and short-term implications of surpassing 2°C of warming.

Study Questions China’s CO2 Emissions Dip

China's carbon emissions may have risen in 2014, despite earlier estimates stating otherwise.

NGOs Pushing for Enforceable Global Aviation Deal

Aviation was excluded from the Paris climate pact, but groups are pushing for an emissions-cutting aviation deal.

If a Power Plant Is Built in U.S., It’s Likely to be Renewable

If a new electric power plant is built in the U.S. these days, chances are it’s renewable — either wind or solar.

Renewable Energy Investments Set a Record in 2015

Global renewable energy investments are at a record high, but more investment is needed to limit warming.

Natural Gas Poised to Surpass Coal For Electricity in U.S.

Electricity generated from natural gas is expected to surpass coal power for the first time in 2016.

U.S. Blocks Oil, Gas Drilling in Atlantic Coastal Waters

The Obama administration has withdrawn plans to open the Atlantic coast to oil leasing.

China Sets Energy Consumption Cap For First Time

China has long been considering an energy cap to tackle smog and greenhouse gas emissions.

China’s Carbon Emissions May Have Peaked Already

Scientists say China's emissions will peak between now and 2025, if they haven't peaked already.

Utilities Cut Coal Use Amid Clean Power Plan Fight

Whatever the fate of the president's most sweeping climate policy, electric companies are looking beyond coal.

Early Spring Impacts

An early spring can disrupt plant & animal behaviors and make it more difficult on farming.

Spring Ahead: Warmer Temperatures Arriving Earlier

On the current greenhouse emissions path, spring may start an average of three weeks earlier by 2100.


Envisioning Ice Loss Greenland lost an average of 577 billion tons of ice per year from 2004-2007. But just how much is that?

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