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Rowland, Pioneer on Ozone Layer Thinning, Dies at Age 84

F. Sherwood Rowland, a Nobel Prize winner for his work on the thinning ozone layer, died Saturday.

In the Andes, Freak Cold Takes a Brutal Toll

By Emily Kirkland, The Daily Climate {image1} EL HIGUERON, Peru – Carlos Cruz Chanta lives just off a rutted dirt road, almost lost in the…

Image of the Day: Cold Snap Across Europe

A chilling representation of the unusually cold weather in Europe.

No, You Weren’t Hallucinating: January was Really Warm

NOAA is just out with its weather stats for the month just ended, and if the premature spring flowers, lack of snow and balmy days didn't clue…

Did Global Warming Destroy My Hometown?

Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?

Did Global Warming Cause Sidney Crosby’s Concussion?

Sidney Crosby's concussion brings into focus the parallels between climate change and the NHL's resistance to science.

Did Global Warming Destroy My Hometown?

Last May, a massive tornado leveled Joplin, Missouri. Was it chance, or a warning of things to come?

Feds Worry U.S. isn’t Ready for Severe Weather

Severe weather took a large toll on life and property in the U.S. last year, partly because people didn't trust or understand weather forecast…

Does La Nina Fuel Flu Pandemics?

La Niña events may make conditions more favorable for pandemic flu outbreaks, according to a new study.

Emphasis on “Voluntary” for Rio+20 as Goals Outlined

By John Vidal, The Guardian Countries will be asked this summer to sign up for 10 new sustainable development goals for the planet and promi…

Mother Nature on Steroids

2011 was no ordinary year as Mother Nature slammed Americans with one deadly weather event after another.

Global Warming and Malaria: It’s Kind of Complicated

As temperatures warm and animals hosting infectious diseases take on a wider range, many factors come into play complicating predictions on wh…

Texas Tops 10 States Ravaged by Extreme Weather in 2011

A look at which states were hit hardest by extreme climate and weather events in 2011.

Climate Change May Boost a Lethal Disease

The newly discovered virus Hendra has roared fully into life with more outbreaks in 2011 than in the 16 previous years.

Battling an Ancient Scourge, With Satellites and Sari Cloth

Rising temperatures and gene mutations have given apparently unflagging legs to the current cholera epidemic. But researchers are finding ways…

Chernobyl, 25 Years Later: It’s Not Over Yet

The worst nuclear disaster in history has faded from many peoples' memories — but in Ukraine, where it all happened, its devastating effects…

Changing Planet, Changing Health: Q&A with Dr. Paul Epstein

Harvard University public health researcher Paul Epstein tackles the health impacts of climate change in a new book.

Sniffle, Snort, Achoo! Allergy Season is Extending, Scientists Find.

Pollen season is lengthening in proportion to warming observed in North America: An extra two weeks, on average, across Wisconsin, Nebraska, a…

Better Planning for Coping With Heat Waves

A new review suggests that socioeconomic and community factors play an important role in planning for future heat waves.

The Bike of the Future: Cumbersome but Swift

How the "Optibike" almost won over a hardcore bicyclist.


Corn Ethanol Energy Sources 8 gallons’ worth of the energy in 10 gallons of corn ethanol comes from fossil fuels.

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