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Scientists Have Mixed Opinions on Flat CO2 Emissions

Scientists have mixed opinions about whether stagnant global energy-related CO2 emissions are a trend.

Amazon Trees Removed Almost a Third Less Carbon

Carbon absorbed by the rainforest is falling, so greater cuts to emissions are needed, warn scientists.

Deforestation Slowing, But Forests Are Breaking Down

Pollution from deforestation is slowing down, but degradation is worsening in forests that still remain.

Index Shows Oil’s Climate Impacts Vary Widely

Not every kind of oil is the same in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, a new report says.

Cities Could Be Ideal for Utility-Scale Solar Plants

Cities may be ideal for major solar power development, though they're often overlooked, a new study says.

Will Natural Gas Dim Solar’s Shine?

As natural gas booms, renewable energy proponents wonder if it will hurt or help solar power.

Energy Bombshell: CO2 Emissions Stabilized in 2014

The International Energy Agency says global energy-related CO2 emissions were flat in 2014.

Wind Could Power 35 Percent of U.S. Electricity by 2050

A Department of Energy report says the U.S. could get more than a third of its electricity from wind turbines by 2050

CO2 Boosts Trees, But Ups Damage From Forest Pests

Carbon dioxide fertilizes forests, but it also encourages bugs to feast, dissipating the climate benefits.

Artificial Photosynthesis Closer to Boosting Renewables

Caltech scientists think they have made another step toward creating energy from artificial photosynthesis.

Cleaner Power Needed to Make Electric Cars Greener

The world must make electricity more climate-friendly, or it may not be able to meet its climate goals.

Warming Could Hit Rates Unseen in 1,000 Years

Unprecedented warming is likely in the near future, underscoring the need for adaptation planning.

Drought Weakens the Amazon’s Ability to Capture Carbon

The Amazon inhales less carbon dioxide during drought years, a major concern as the region dries.

Europe Warned Pollution Will Lead To Premature Deaths

EU environment watchdog blames governments for failing to act on air pollution warnings.

Solar Energy Jobs Growing By Leaps and Bounds

The solar power industry saw a nearly 22 percent jump in employment in 2014 with hiring expected to continue.

Global Warming Upped Heat Driving California’s Drought

Climate change turned up the heat on California's drought, heat that could be a fixture by the 2030s.

Climate Change a ‘Contributing Factor’ in Syrian Conflict

Climate change upped the odds of drought in Syria that directly preceded civil unrest and the rise of ISIS.

Looming Warming Spurt Could Reshape Climate Debate

Humanity may be about to experience unprecedented temperature rise. Will it prompt climate action?

Sunny Side East: Solar Takes Off in Eastern U.S.

North Carolina is overtaking California for most utility-scale solar farms being developed.

A February First: CO2 Levels Pass 400 PPM Milestone

February is the first month of 2015 with an average carbon dioxide level above 400 ppm.

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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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