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Clues Show How Green Electricity May Be in 2050

How people get their electricity and where it comes from is on the brink of major change in the U.S.

6 Degrees: 2014 Records, Snowvember, CO2 and More

This week in climate news features lake effect snow, a year of record heat, cool animations & more.

2014 Set for Record Hot; Record Cold Thing of the Past

2014 is even more likely to become the warmest year on record, with record cold years a thing of the past.

World Needs to Mind the Carbon Emissions Gap

The global effort to address carbon emissions is a start but it's not enough to avoid dangerous warming.

40 Years of Scratching Reveals Ocean Acidification Data

Scientists now have a benchmark for ocean acidification to measure future changes against.

Palm Oil Production Poses Problems for the Climate

Palm oil production can damage the local environment and global climate but solutions are out there.

News of Obama Climate Pledge Caps Epic Week

Following news of his climate pact with China, Obama will announce billions of dollars in climate aid.

NASA, Other Data Show Globe Had Warmest October

For the third month in a row, global temperatures were in record high territory according to NASA.

Thunderstruck: Lightning Will Increase With Warming

Lightning strikes could flash through the sky more often as the planet warms, at least over the U.S.

Post Climate Pact, IEA Warns Fossil Fuel Trends Dire

Despite gains in renewables, the world is still on dangerous energy-related emissions path, IEA warns.

Listen To a Glacier, Forecast a Flood

Scientists discovered that glaciers hum tunes, tunes that could help predict when glacial lakes will overflow.

New Amazon Carbon Maps May Help Limit Deforestation

A new mapping technique could help researchers prevent deforestation in the Amazon.

‘Nobody Is Truly Ready’ For Rise of Seas

Americans are starting to prepare for the staggering amounts of future sea level rise forecast. But only barely.

6 Degrees: 3-D Tornadoes, Coastal Retreat & More

Learn about monster tornadoes, a Sandy buyout program and more in this week's slideshow of top climate news.

LEDs the Fast-Rising Heroes of Efficiency

LED bulb efficiency has risen sharply in 2014, making them among the most efficient lights available.

Waiting for El Niño. Still. Again.

El Nino: After 8 months, it's still not here, and there's a better chance that it may not form at all.

2014 Will Go Down As Hottest In California’s History

There is a better than 99 percent chance that 2014 will be the warmest year on record in California.

Jersey Retreating From Rivers, But Not Coast, After Sandy

A $300 million program is helping New Jersey retreat from inland river regions, but not the coast.

UN Climate Report Rings Alarm, Offers Guidance

IPCC analysis of climate change has painted an ugly picture, but it also offers hope and guidance.

Cities Designed like Ecosystems Offer Untold Gains

For too long we have ignored the relationships between built and natural environments.

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How Much Precipitation is Needed to End the Drought? A striking look at how much precipitation the Southwest would need over the next month to end the drought.

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