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Science Shows How Climate Change is Baking Australia

5 reports reach similar conclusions regarding climate change and year of brutal heat waves in Australia.

Obama Creates World’s Largest Ocean Reserve

Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument to be expanded to six times its current size.

Seattle to Fine Residents Who Fail to Compost

Seattle's city council voted to make composting mandatory, with fines for homes that don't comply.

China, U.S. Make Treaty Pledges During Climate Summit

The U.N. Climate Summit revealed that China and the U.S. are striving to strike an international climate deal.

Pacific Northwest Warming May Have Natural Roots

Natural variations might be behind much of the warming in and around the Pacific Northwest.

People’s Climate March Makes Front-Page News

Here's how newspapers portrayed Sunday's Climate March around the globe.

Three Decades Until Carbon Budget Is Eaten Through

If current trends continue, we'll blow past the world's 3.7°F warming goal in 28 years.

Report: Prevent Climate Effects by Fixing World Economy

Reducing emissions can generate better growth than old high-carbon model, says co-author of report, Lord Stern.

The $90 Trillion Climate-Stabilizing Cookbook

A new report shows how the world could become wealthier by spending more on clean energy infrastructure.

Calif. Plans Nation’s Most Detailed Sea Level Database

California is planning the nation's most elaborate database of local and statewide sea level rise adaptation efforts.

China Works Toward Kicking its Coal Habit

The world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter might be getting serious about kicking its coal habit.

New Global ‘Roadmap’ Shows Where to Put Future Roads

Roads can disrupt the natural world, but new research lays out how to help the two coexist.

Cut Carbon, Breathe Easier, Live Longer

A new study says a federal cap-and-trade policy could pay for itself 10 times over with health benefits.

Battle Wages for California’s Groundwater Rights

California’s drought stresses the need to improve how the state & the rest of us divvy up a resource in demand.

A Tale of Two Cities: Miami, New York and Life on the Edge

Like New York, Miami faces the challenge of rising seas, but with a number of critical differences.

Expanding Existing Farmland Would Benefit Climate

Study shows expanding farmland may be better for the climate than cutting down forests for new farmland.

Determining Methane Leaks Is Key to Climate Goals

Analysis and interactive explore how beneficial converting U.S. power from coal to natural gas could be.

Waiting to Slash CO2 Emissions? It Could Cost You

The cost of delayed action on climate change could spike if no action is taken, the White House says.

U.S. and China Lead the Way on Carbon Capture & Storage

A new China-U.S. agreement looks like giving much-needed stimulus to development of the technology.

6 Degrees: Hot Summers, a Few Tornadoes & Cows, Pigs

Summers get hotter, tornado season fizzles, cow manure worsens methane, plan to cut CO2 and more.

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It’s Official: 2012 is Hottest U.S. Year on Record A snapshot of how 2012 stacks up against the five other warmest years ever recorded in the U.S.