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Arctic Research Vessel Set Adrift to Study Sea Ice Decline

Scientists investigate why sea ice is retreating faster than expected as cover falls to new low.

Thawing Permafrost Will ‘Seep, Not Explode’ CO2

Carbon emissions from thawing permafrost won't be catastrophic, but they won't be negligible either.

Urban Sprawl, Cars Hamper Cities’ Best Efforts on CO2

Dense, older cities are seeing their per-capita vehicle CO2 emissions fall faster than other U.S. cities.

The Future of Mountain Glaciers Is Bleak

New research looks at how global warming will affect individual glaciers in Western Canada.

Climate Change Makes Droughts in Australia Worse

Climate Council report says decreases in average rainfall have dire ramifications for health & agriculture.

Hydropower Could be Risky Bet in Warming World

As investments in wind and solar climb, backing major hydropower projects may be risky in a warming world.

Dire, Record Low Snowpack in California

This year's sad California snowpack "obliterates" the previous record low.

Canada Pushes Ahead with Alternatives to Keystone XL

No matter the fate of Keystone XL, many other pipelines could transport Canadian tar sands oil to refineries.

Wildfires Tied to Drought, Heat & Topography, Not Beetles

Drought and warmer temperatures brought about by climate change affect wildfire spread more than bark beetles.

The West Coast Is in Hot Water

Warm Pacific temperatures affect everything from sea lions to plankton and are a sign of things to come.

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.

Public Lands May Be America’s Best Climate Defense

National forests, parks and other public lands play a major role in America's defense against climate change.

CO2 Boosts Trees, But Ups Damage From Forest Pests

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

Sao Paulo’s Reservoirs Feel Pinch of Failed Wet Season

Drought in southeast Brazil take its toll on Sao Paulo's largest reservoir system for the third straight year.

Artificial Glaciers in India Help Drought-Hit Villages

Engineers built artificial glaciers to help Ladakh villagers in the Indian Himalayas adapt to climate change.

How Sahara Dust Sustains the Amazon Rainforest, in 3-D

New satellite data shows how Sahara dust in the wind makes it to the Amazon, ensuring its survival.

Can Grains of the Past Help Us Weather Future Storms?

Combining science with traditional knowledge, researchers turn to ancient rice as a source of climate resilience.

Everyday Climate Change, Now On Instagram

Instagram is getting a healthy dose of climate change everyday thanks to a new account.

Climate Change Will Hit Australia the Hardest, Study Says

Studies predict temperature rises of up to 5.1°c in Australia by 2090 in their most comprehensive forecast yet.

Obama Orders Rising Seas Built In to Building Standards

President Obama ordered climate-related flood risk to factor into new federal building standards Friday.

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Frost Free Season is Getting Longer All regions of the continental U.S. have seen the frost-free season grow longer.

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