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Are Countries Obligated to Fend Off Climate Change?

Here’s what a Dutch court's speedy emissions ruling could mean for the rest of the world.

New Grants Fund Research for Underseas Carbon Storage

The federal government is spending $12 million on carbon capture and storage research.

Recession Caused U.S. Emissions Drop, Study Says

A new study finds that the recession, not natural gas use, caused carbon emissions to drop.

EU Climate Chief Says “No Plan B” for Paris Climate Talks

EU Climate Chief Miguel Cañete urges world leaders to force their ministers to agree a deal.

Renewables Outpace Nuclear in Major World Economies

Report shows renewables supply more electricity than nuclear in eight major world economies.

Marine Conservationists Work to Curb Ocean Stress

Conservationists are taking action to help protect "stressed out" oceans.

Russia, U.S. Sign Fishing Ban in Arctic as Sea Ice Melts

The United States, Russia and other Arctic nations signed an agreement to bar their fishing fleets from the Arctic.

Gap Seen Between Federal Climate Policy, Coal Leasing

Public land open for coal mining in the West has not been affected by federal climate policies.

States Cut Power Plant Emissions Ahead of New EPA Rule

Forty-two states are cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants ahead of a new EPA rule.

Study: Warming Leads to Longer Flights, More Emissions

Climate change could increase airline flight times across the globe, increasing emissions.

Local Actions Could Make Up Shortfall in Emissions Cuts

A new report says local action is among measures that could make up a shortfall in emissions cuts.

A Tale of Two Cities: Flooding and Sea Level Rise

Our Ben Strauss spoke with PBS NewsHour's Jackie Judd about flooding, climate change and coastal communities.

EPA Bans a Gas That Once Helped Save the Ozone Layer

The EPA is banning an obscure but potent greenhouse gas known for helping save the ozone layer.

Coral Breeding May Help Cooler Reefs Survive

Corals thriving in hottest tropical waters can be bred with cooler cousins to help them survive global warming.

Hawaii, Vermont Set Ambitious Examples for Renewables

The two states are leading the U.S. with ambitious new standards governing their electricity supplies.

Study: Water Use Skyrockets as Fracking Expands

Oil and gas fracking uses more and more water each year, but it varies widely from region to region.

The U.S., Brazil and China All Set Major Climate Goals

The U.S., Brazil and China all stepped up their climate commitments in a flurry of activity.

EU Ministers Seek Binding Deal at Paris Climate Talks

European Union ministers are seeking an ambitious, durable and legally binding deal to curb global warming.

Google to Convert Coal Power Plant to Data Center

Technology company says it will open 14th data center that will be powered with 100 percent renewable energy.

Potent Poison Ivy

More CO2 means larger poison ivy plants and more toxic oil per plant.

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A Tale of Two Coasts Comparison of early to mid-summer conditions along the eastern seaboard vs. the West Coast.

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