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U.S. Leads Globe in Oil Production for Third Year

The U.S. led the world in oil production last year for third year in a row, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia.

Abrupt Atlantic Ocean Changes May Have Been Natural

A slowdown in Atlantic currents that worsened blizzards, floods and hurricanes may have been natural.

Power Plant Emissions Fall to Lowest Level in Decades

Falling carbon emissions from the electric power sector could help states meet their climate goals.

Marine Parks Help Global Fish Stocks Withstand Warming

A powerful link has been found between the biodiversity of a reef and the size of the fisheries it supports.

Sea Level Rise Could Help Marshes Ease Flooding

Marshes are used to reduce flooding, and new research shows how they could flourish as seas rise.

CO2 Nears Peak: Are We Permanently Above 400 PPM?

Carbon dioxide levels are nearing their annual peak, and they may not dip below 400 ppm again.

Young Forests Can Store ‘Enormous’ Amounts of Carbon

Forests that regrow after being cut play an unexpectedly valuable role in sequestering carbon emissions.

Ocean Acidification Making It Harder For Fish to Breathe

Climate change's combined effects of falling oxygen levels and rising acidity threaten ocean wildlife.

EPA Moves to Regulate Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

The EPA announced new methane emissions regulations for oil and gas operations on Thursday.

Global 2040 Forecast Sees Only Slight Fall in Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels will still be the dominate energy source on the planet in 2040, a U.S. government forecast shows.

Could Baby Steps Be the Best Global Climate Strategy?

Two researchers say taking smaller steps could be the best way to achieve international climate cooperation.

Governments Should Study Worst-Case Warming: U.N.

A U.N. panel said that governments should study the worst-case global warming scenarios.

Fracking Hits Milestone as Natural Gas Use Rises in U.S.

More natural gas is coming from fracking than ever before, and much of it is being used for electricity.

Hurricanes Boost Carbon Storage in Southeastern Forests

Hurricanes supercharge forests' ability to store carbon, Duke University researchers have found.

Report Shows Inland Flooding to Increase in the U.S.

Our report examined intensity and duration of the heaviest runoff events for each state.

Inland Flooding Threat to Increase by 2050

A large majority of states will face an increased threat of inland flooding by mid-century.

Paris Pact Could Benefit From Halt of Fossil Fuel Leases

Phasing out coal, oil and gas leasing could help the U.S. meet its Paris climate goals, a new study says.

Global Warming Is Starving West Coast Waters of Oxygen

Global warming is reducing oxygen supplies for marine wildlife along the West Coast and elsewhere.

Warming to Bring ‘Epidemic’ of Heat-Related Injuries

U.N. report warns heat stress suffered by workers will devastate health and reduce productivity.

Satellite Shows U.S. Has the Most Gas Flares in the World

NOAA scientists have found more gas flares in the United States than anywhere else in the world.