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100 Days of Climate: Week 6

Over Trump's first 100 days, we're going to show what science tells us about our warming world.

Senate Mulls ‘Kill Switch’ for Obama Methane Rule

Congress could use a rarely-invoked law to permanently kill an Obama-era methane emissions regulation.

Wind Briefly Sets Record as Source for Electricity in U.S.

For the first time in North America, wind powered more than 50 percent of electric demand on Feb. 12.

America’s Climate Pollution is Falling, EPA Report Says

Greenhouse gas emissions fell in 2015, reducing America’s overall climate pollution to below 1994 levels.

EU Must Shut All Coal Plants to Meet Paris Pledges

Europe will vastly overshoot its carbon emissions target unless it closes all 300 coal-fired power stations by 2030.

90 Percent of New Power in Europe From Renewables

Renewable energy sources made up nearly nine-tenths of new power added to Europe’s electricity grids last year.

Dakota Pipeline Greenlighted As Fossil Fuels Move to Fore

The Army Corps of Engineers has approved an easement that allows the final link in the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Warming-Driven Heat Waves Could Tax U.S. Electrical Grid

More frequent heat waves will drive up electricity demand, potentially costing billions in infrastructure upgrades.

Toxic Mercury Levels on the Rise in Great Lakes Wildlife

Scientists are seeing an uptick of mercury levels in Great Lakes fish and birds as waters warm.

Scotland Eyes 50 Percent Renewable Energy by 2030

Scotland unveils a plan encouraging residents to use low- or zero-carbon sources for half their energy.

The West’s Largest Coal Plant May Close. It’s a Big Deal.

The West's largest coal-fired power plant may close — a symbolic blow to coal as America's chief source of electricity.

Trump Revives Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines

President Trump has signed executive orders advancing two controversial oil pipelines.

Decoding Trump’s White House Energy Plan

Trump’s “America First Energy Plan” is replete with specious claims about climate and energy policy.

Perry Dodges Climate Questions, Defends Energy Dept.

Energy secretary nominee Rick Perry fiercely defended the mission of the U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday.

Pruitt Dances on Climate, Calls for Change at EPA

Senators grilled EPA administrator nominee Scott Pruitt on climate change during his confirmation hearing.

Interior Nominee Zinke Doubles Down on Coal

Interior secretary nominee Ryan Zinke emphasized the Trump administration’s vow to recommit America to fossil fuels.

Canada’s Vast Source of Climate Pollution May Go Bust

Low oil prices threaten oil sands mines in Canada — a major source of carbon pollution.

Trump Nominees Should Answer These Climate Questions

Climate and energy experts say these are the most important questions to ask Trump's cabinet nominees.

U.S. on Track to Become Net Energy Exporter by 2026

The U.S. will become a net energy exporter by 2026, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Four Critical Energy Issues to Watch in 2017

As Donald Trump takes office, here are four energy issues to watch in 2017.

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Autumn is Falling Back Foliage color and timing has been starting later, on average, in a warming world.

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