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What’s At Stake in Lima Climate Talks

Negotiators are about to gather in Lima to thrash out the details of the first post-Kyoto climate treaty.

This Is How the U.S. Power Grid Works

As part of "Grid Week" in mid-November, the U.S. Department of Energy shows how the power grid operates.

Clues Show How Green Electricity May Be in 2050

How people get their electricity and where it comes from is on the brink of major change in the U.S.

6 Degrees: 2014 Records, Snowvember, CO2 and More

This week in climate news features lake effect snow, a year of record heat, cool animations & more.

Report Maps Out Decarbonization Plan for U.S.

The U.S. is technologically able to kick its fossil fuels addiction by 2050, report says.

China Pledges to Slash Coal Use

On the heels of its climate pact with the U.S., China pledges to cap the amount of coal it burns by 2020.

World Needs to Mind the Carbon Emissions Gap

The global effort to address carbon emissions is a start but it's not enough to avoid dangerous warming.

6 Degrees: Singing Ice, Lightning Strikes, New Maps, More

This week's top climate news features shocking new findings and high tech mapping solutions.

Warmer Winter Means Savings on Home Heating Costs

Warmer weather this winter could mean a 10 percent decline in natural gas use nationwide.

Economists: EPA CO2 Plan May Be Too Weak

The Clean Power Plan may not have what it takes to cut the CO2 emissions it’s setting out to slash, economists say.

Post Climate Pact, IEA Warns Fossil Fuel Trends Dire

Despite gains in renewables, the world is still on dangerous energy-related emissions path, IEA warns.

6 Degrees: 3-D Tornadoes, Coastal Retreat & More

Learn about monster tornadoes, a Sandy buyout program and more in this week's slideshow of top climate news.

Cutting Methane, Soot Not Enough to Tackle Warming

Cutting methane, soot and short-term pollutants will not keep global warming in check, study says.

Mystery of Oil Field Fugitives Closer to Being Solved

Scientists begin pinpointing exactly where fugitive methane emissions are coming from in oil and gas fields.

UN Climate Report Rings Alarm, Offers Guidance

IPCC analysis of climate change has painted an ugly picture, but it also offers hope and guidance.

Cities Designed like Ecosystems Offer Untold Gains

For too long we have ignored the relationships between built and natural environments.

Great Barrier Reef Plan Doesn’t Address CO2 Emissions

Scientists warn the plan to protect the reef is likely to prove ineffectual unless CO2 emissions are cut.

6 Degrees: Rising Seas, Shrinking Goats & Zombie Ice

This year breaks heat records, the drought hangs on, goats get smaller and more in this week’s climate news.

How Low Oil Prices May Impact GHG Emissions

Low oil prices along with changing global oil markets could affect GHG emissions and climate change.

Polar Vortex Spiked U.S. CO2 Emissions in 2013

The polar vortex spurred a spike in CO2 emissions in 2013 as people cranked up their heat last winter.

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Extreme Weather Trends: What Do We Know? The current level of understanding makes it hard to say for certain how climate change will influence Atlantic hurricanes.

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