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World Bank’s Climate Envoy Decries $100B Limit on Aid

Rachel Kyte says governments agreed on funding for poor countries by picking $100 billion "out of the air."

Vulnerable Nations Call For More Access to Climate Funds

V20 countries are calling on wealthy nations to meet a $100 billion pledge to help them tackle global warming.

Ambitious Renewables Bill Signed Into Law in California

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill requiring California to produce half its electricity from renewables by 2030.

El Niño Impacts on Ocean Warming

Long term trend of global ocean water temperatures is on the increase.

Strong El Niño Brings Warmer Global Temperatures

Global average temperatures are generally higher in El Niño years vs. La Niña years.

Climate Change Intensified South Carolina Floods

A ‘once-in-a-thousand-year’ East Coast storm was a consequence of moisture from Hurricane Joaquin.

Study Ties Warming Temps to Uptick in Huge Wildfires

Small temperature increases due to climate change could contribute to wildfires in Western mountains.

Year-to-Date Temperature Trends

Summer seems to have lasted a little longer in much of the country this year.

Record El Niño Set to Cause Hunger for 10 Million Poorest

Oxfam says countries already facing a ‘major emergency’ include Ethiopia, where 4.5 million people need food aid.

Tar Sands Mining Makes Leap from Canada to Utah

A Canadian company has opened the first commercial tar sands mining operation in the United States.

Scientists: Offshore Wind a ‘Missed Opportunity’ in U.S.

Offshore wind development in the U.S. has proven to be a missed opportunity, a new paper says.

Climate Model Shows Limits of Global Emissions Pledges

Global emissions pledges may not be enough to limit warming to the world’s agreed upon goal of 2°C.

Study: New York City at Higher Risk for Coastal Floods

Researchers say New York City is at risk for more and higher floods like those seen during Hurricane Sandy.

Warming May Boost Carbon Storage on Public Lands

Public lands could store 20 percent more carbon by 2050 because of climate change, a new study says.

Obama Says Paris Climate Talks Bound to ‘Fall Short’

President Obama said any deal at the Paris climate talks will fall short of slowing global warming.

China Announces World’s Largest Cap and Trade Program

China announced the world's largest cap and trade program on Friday, in a step toward tackling climate change.

5 Things to Know About Climate on Public Lands Day

Climate change will likely figure heavily into lessons about the value of public lands this weekend.

Jersey Shore Eyed for Offshore Wind Farms

Waters off the Jersey Shore are being auctioned in November for offshore wind farm development.

Pope Francis Starts U.S. Visit Addressing Climate Change

Pope Francis began a six-day visit to the U.S. by addressing climate change head-on.

Number of U.S. Coal Mines Falls to Lowest on Record

New coal mine starts hit their lowest number in at least a decade in 2013.


Extreme Weather Trends: What Do We Know? The current level of understanding makes it hard to say for certain how climate change will influence Atlantic hurricanes.

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