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After Scorching Heat, Earth Likely to Get Respite in 2017

In a welcome break, a new annual heat record is unlikely in 2017 since the effect of El Niño is fading.

As Earth Swelters, Global Warming Target in Danger

The Earth is so hot this year that a limit for global warming agreed by world leaders is in danger of being breached.

Artificial Leaf Turns CO2 Emissions Into Fuel

Scientists are developing an artificial leaf that can turn carbon dioxide emissions into fuel.

Scientists Urge Obama to End Federal Coal Leasing

Scientists are calling for the Obama administration to ban coal development on federal public lands.

Global Economy Becoming Less Energy Intense

It takes less energy to keep the world’s businesses and industry humming today than in the past.

Efficiency, Clean Energy Put Dent in CO2 Emissions

A new report shows electric power utilities are reducing carbon pollution that fuels climate change.

U.S. Faces Dramatic Rise in Extreme Heat, Humidity

Rising extreme heat and humidity in the U.S. cities threaten public health.

Negative Emissions Key to Meeting 2°C Threshold

Removing carbon from the atmosphere may be necessary to keep global warming from exceeding 2°C.

Court Decision on Climate Plan Jolts Carbon Prices

The Supreme Court's stay of the Clean Power Plan made carbon prices in the Northeast tumble.

Mexico, Canada, U.S. to Make Clean Power Pledge

North America's biggest countries will try to generate half of their electricity from zero-carbon sources.

‘Water Windfall’ Found in Drought-Stricken California

California’s Central Valley has three times more freshwater in underground aquifers than previously thought.

Extreme Oil Prices May Be Costly to the Climate

Extreme high or low oil prices could prevent countries from keeping global warming from exceeding 2°C.

Scientists Urge Obama to Halt Oil Leasing in the Arctic

Nearly 400 scientists are asking President Obama to halt oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean.

India Aims to Join Paris Climate Pact

India has agreed to work toward joining the Paris Agreement on climate change this year.

Wildfires Disrupt Oil Sands, Exposing Climate Risk

Wildfires have forced a drastic cut to oil sands production in Canada, exposing a growing climate risk.

Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Stone

For the first time, carbon dioxide emissions from an electric power plant have been solidified.

Scientists Seek a New Measure for Methane. Here’s Why.

Scientists say there's a problem with the way they account for methane's effect on the climate.

Easing Drought Boosts California Hydropower, For Now

The easing of California's drought has boosted the state's ability to produce hydropower.

Rules For U.N. Climate Pact May Take Two Years

It could take close to two years to work out a detailed rule book for a sweeping shift from fossil fuels.

New Tar Sands Impact on Climate, Air Quality Found

A new study finds that the Canadian tar sands are a major source of secondary organic aerosols.