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Climate Change is Tipping Scales Toward More Wildfires

New analysis shows how climate change is influencing a dramatic increase in large western wildfires.

Wind at China’s Back to Amp Up Its Renewables

China can tap just 10 percent of its wind resources to supply a quarter of its power by 2030.

Extreme Oil Prices May Be Costly to the Climate

Extreme high or low oil prices could prevent countries from keeping global warming from exceeding 2°C.

Scientists Urge Obama to Halt Oil Leasing in the Arctic

Nearly 400 scientists are asking President Obama to halt oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean.

The Weird Weather That Entrenched California’s Drought

Global warming and the whims of the weather mean California remains in drought despite the El Niño.

Melting Arctic Could Supercharge Climate Feedback Loop

Carbon dioxide could play a significant role in the climate impacts of thawing permafrost.

A Simple Idea Could Help Wildlife Survive Climate Change

Using migration corridors to link natural areas could help wildlife keep pace with climate change.

Wildfires Disrupt Oil Sands, Exposing Climate Risk

Wildfires have forced a drastic cut to oil sands production in Canada, exposing a growing climate risk.

Scientists Turn Carbon Dioxide Emissions to Stone

For the first time, carbon dioxide emissions from an electric power plant have been solidified.

Bay Area Voters Approve Tax to Fix Marshes As Seas Rise

A new $12 annual parcel tax will raise $25 million for marsh restorations in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Arctic Sea Ice Breaks May Record . . . By A Lot

Arctic sea ice shrank to its fourth-lowest level in 50 years last month, setting a new record low for May.

Spike in Alaska Wildfires is Worsening Global Warming

A report from the USGS says northern wildfires must now be seen as a significant driver of climate change.

Warming Could Boost Carbon Storage in Alaska Forests

Climate change could boost the carbon sequestration potential of Alaska's temperate forests.

Easing Drought Boosts California Hydropower, For Now

The easing of California's drought has boosted the state's ability to produce hydropower.

Best Protected Great Barrier Reef Corals Are Now Dead

Great Barrier Reef corals that died had been growing in a pristine part of a well-run marine park.

The Temperature Spiral Has an Update. It’s Not Pretty.

If you think the original temperature spiral was intense, wait until you see it with future climate projections.

Rules For U.N. Climate Pact May Take Two Years

It could take close to two years to work out a detailed rule book for a sweeping shift from fossil fuels.

Africa’s Most Vulnerable Face an Even Hotter Future

Heat waves will happen more often in Africa, home to some of the most vulnerable populations on the planet.

New Tar Sands Impact on Climate, Air Quality Found

A new study finds that the Canadian tar sands are a major source of secondary organic aerosols.

Acidifying Waters Put Dungeness Crabs at Risk

New research shows acidification caused by carbon dioxide kills and stunts baby Dungeness crabs.

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Autumn is Falling Back Foliage color and timing has been starting later, on average, in a warming world.

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