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Working Wonders Without Water Out West

Farmers out West mull switch from water-intense, profitable crops to thriftier, rain-fed sorghum & grains.

Top 5 Weather & Climate Challenges Facing White House

As President Obama nears his second term, the country faces a host of climate and weather-related challenges.

Doha Climate Talks: What to Expect

As the latest U.N. climate change talks begin, expectations of stalemate and failure hang in the air.

Doha Talks: EU Weakened Over New Emissions Targets

Having already met its emissions targets, the EU enters the Doha climate talks in a weakened bargaining position.

Doha Conference Negotiator: Carbon Cuts Talks Must Wait

Brazil's Figueiredo says a Kyoto protocol extension must take priority at the Doha climate negotiations.

Cutting Short-lived Pollutant Can Halve Near-term Warming

Cutting methane, soot and air pollution can appreciably slow the rate of warming over the next several decades.

World Bank Ties Ending Poverty with Climate Change

A World Bank report urges action on climate change as it examines the impacts of a 7.2°F rise in global temperature.

Climate Change Leads to Tougher Times on the Ranch

Ranchers & farmers wrestle with impacts from this year's drought and brace for a less predictable future.

Post Sandy, Wetlands Could Help Shore Up NYC’s Defense

New York City's shoreline could help be protected by wetlands, but only if there are enough of them.

U.S. Military Warned to Prepare for Climate Change

The Pentagon was warned to stand guard against "climate surprises" that could throw off its efforts to secure America's future.

Ben Strauss Talks Hurricane Sandy and Flood Risks

Climate Central's Ben Strauss appeared on media outlets nationwide to discuss Hurricane Sandy's flood risk.

Sandy Brings Flurry of Attention to Climate Change

Hurricane Sandy and the devastating impacts of the storm have brought a flurry of attention to climate change.

How Fujiwhara Effect Will Toss Hurricane Sandy Into U.S.

One of the driving forces behind Hurricane Sandy pinwheeling toward the northwest is something called the "Fujiwhara effect".

How Hurricane Sandy Can Become a ‘Frankenstorm’

If Hurricane Sandy hits the East Coast, it won’t be right to call it a hurricane any more. Or even a tropical storm.

NOAA Revives Weather Satellite After Lengthy Outage

Technicians fixed problems with one of the key weather satellites, allowing the satellite to resume normal operations.

Norway to Double Carbon Tax on Oil Industry

Extra funding for climate change mitigation and forestry programs also part of oil-rich nation's radical program.

Arctic Warming is Altering Weather Patterns, Study Shows

A recent study ties rapid Arctic climate change to high-impact, extreme weather events in the U.S. and Europe.

Image of the Day: Cookies & Candy for the Cows

With this year's drought driving up corn prices, farmers have turned to a cheaper feed solution of cookies and candy.

With Extreme Weather, Will Insurers Come to the Rescue?

A new report calls attention to the existential threat that increasing extreme weather events pose to insurance industry.

Global Carbon Trading System Has ‘Essentially Collapsed’

The UN clean development mechanism, to give poor countries access to green technologies, is in dire need of rescue.


Renewable Fuel Standard The federal Renewable Fuel Standard encourages U.S. corn ethanol producers to boost production to 9 billion gallons by 2008.