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At $24 Trillion, Oceans are World’s 7th-Largest Economy

Vast economic worth of world’s oceans is declining due to pollution, climate change and overfishing.

Carbon Pricing Helping Farmers Ease Methane Pollution

The government want more farmers turning waste methane into biogas. Here's how California is helping.

White House: Upgrade Grid to Withstand Climate Change

White House report calls for billions of dollars in energy infrastructure modernization investments.

Expectations High For Climate-Changing Coolant Talks

India and China recently dropped their opposition to phasing out HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.

China Can Cut Cord on Coal (Mostly) by 2050

China could produce more than 85 percent of its electricity with renewables by 2050.

Major Changes Loom in Arctic as U.S. Leads Council

The U.S. is poised to take over the Arctic Council as major changes loom for the region.

Can Saltwater Quench Our Growing Thirst?

Researchers are fine-tuning a centuries-old concept that might be the future of quenching the world’s thirst.

Defecting from the Power Grid? Unlikely, Analysts Say

Analysts are unsure whether cheap rooftop solar will inspire businesses and homes to "defect" from the power grid.

New Studies Reveal Climate Extremes From Fire to Ice

Two new studies show how drastically CO2 has affected Earth's climate in the distant past.

Three Ways The West Can Adapt To Drought

As temperatures rise, droughts will worsen across the American West. Here's how to adapt.

When Climate Science Clashes With Real-World Policy

Climate scientists and planners speak different languages, jeopardizing adaptation efforts.

New York’s Smart Grid Research May Shape U.S.

New York State is creating a smart grid research lab to help integrate renewables into the electric power grid.

Power Plant Rules Could Unite States On Climate Action

More than 80 percent of states are mulling collaborations to help them meet power plant climate rules.

U.S. Leads Global Oil and Gas Production for Third Year

For the third year, the U.S. produced more crude oil and natural gas than any other country in the world in 2014.

How Flood Insurance Could Drive Americans From Coasts

Should flood insurance subsidies be reformed to help communities abandon coastal settlements?

Can Climate Scientists Make A Difference by Not Flying?

It won't have a big climate impact, but climate scientists cutting back on air travel could have huge symbolic value.

Obama Announces Plan to Train 75,000 Solar Workers

The federal government plans to train 75,000 solar workers by 2020, and many will be veterans.

Hydropower Could be Risky Bet in Warming World

As investments in wind and solar climb, backing major hydropower projects may be risky in a warming world.

U.S. Submits Climate Plan as Paris Pact Taking Shape

The next international climate pact is taking shape, and the U.S. and EU are leading the way.

Investments in Renewables Herald ‘Paradigm Shift’

Global renewables investments increased 17 percent in 2014 as solar and wind costs fell dramatically.

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2013 Record Highs vs. Record Lows For the first time in 20 years, the U.S. is on track to set more record lows than record highs in 2013.

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