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Tipping Point Nears for ‘Emerging Flooding Crisis’

Coastal flooding is likely to become a much more regular occurrence by mid-century as sea levels rise.

Acidic Oceans Could Quiet Coral Reefs

Ocean acidification could silence the fish and crustaceans that call coral reefs their home.

Greenland’s Ice Sheet Shifts Could Speed Melt

Two new findings show how Greenland could be melting from the bottom up.

Kerry: Agreement Essential To Overcome Climate Threat

The State Secretary dropped by the Lima climate talks to implore delegates to reach accord.

NOAA: Climate Change Did Not Cause Calif. Drought

A new NOAA study shows that natural variability could be the cause of the devastating California drought.

Deadly Heat in Europe 10x More Likely Than Decade Ago

Europe is now 10 times more likely to have a catastrophic heat wave than it was just a decade ago, study says.

How Scientists Unraveled the El Nino Mystery

ENSO predictions have come a long way since the 1990s, but there’s plenty of work left to do

The End and Beginning of the Arctic

It’s clear that the Arctic we know is coming to an end, and that a new and very different Arctic is taking over.

Heat Turbocharged California’s Epic Drought

The unusual heat in California was a key driver of the unprecedented impacts of its latest drought.

Warm Water Invasion Is Fueling Striking Antarctic Ice Melt

Antarctica's glaciers are being melted by warm water seeping in from below, posing a threat to sea levels.

Giving Climate Pact Legal Teeth Could Make It Toothless

American political dysfunction could keep legally binding rules out of the next climate pact.

CO2 Takes Just 10 Years to Reach Planet’s Peak Heat

CO2 emissions warm the planet faster than previously thought, and their impacts linger for centuries.

WMO Warns Lima Delegates 2014 May Be Hottest Year

The U.N.'s WMO is the latest agency to announce that 2014 is likely to be the warmest year on record.

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.

40 Years of Scratching Reveals Ocean Acidification Data

Scientists now have a benchmark for ocean acidification to measure future changes against.

Here’s How the U.S. Can Adapt to Climate Change

A federal task force was formed last year to provide adaptation ideas. On Monday, it delivered 100.

Palm Oil Production Poses Problems for the Climate

Palm oil production can damage the local environment and global climate but solutions are out there.

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

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

Industrial Farming Plows Up Brazil’s ‘Underground Forest’

Industrial farming is rapidly destroying Brazil's Cerrado and creating a ticking carbon bomb.

Thunderstruck: Lightning Will Increase With Warming

Lightning strikes could flash through the sky more often as the planet warms, at least over the U.S.