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U.S. Leads Globe in Oil Production for Third Year

The U.S. led the world in oil production last year for third year in a row, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia.

Abrupt Atlantic Ocean Changes May Have Been Natural

A slowdown in Atlantic currents that worsened blizzards, floods and hurricanes may have been natural.

The New Normal: Earth is Getting Hotter

Temperatures we think of as normal are getting warmer.

‘99 Percent Chance’ 2016 Will Be Hottest Year

With the streak of record-warm months continuing, 2016 is looking likely to become the hottest year on record.

Power Plant Emissions Fall to Lowest Level in Decades

Falling carbon emissions from the electric power sector could help states meet their climate goals.

Marine Parks Help Global Fish Stocks Withstand Warming

A powerful link has been found between the biodiversity of a reef and the size of the fisheries it supports.

Sea Level Rise Could Help Marshes Ease Flooding

Marshes are used to reduce flooding, and new research shows how they could flourish as seas rise.

CO2 Nears Peak: Are We Permanently Above 400 PPM?

Carbon dioxide levels are nearing their annual peak, and they may not dip below 400 ppm again.

Young Forests Can Store ‘Enormous’ Amounts of Carbon

Forests that regrow after being cut play an unexpectedly valuable role in sequestering carbon emissions.

Ocean Acidification Making It Harder For Fish to Breathe

Climate change's combined effects of falling oxygen levels and rising acidity threaten ocean wildlife.

EPA Moves to Regulate Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

The EPA announced new methane emissions regulations for oil and gas operations on Thursday.

Global 2040 Forecast Sees Only Slight Fall in Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels will still be the dominate energy source on the planet in 2040, a U.S. government forecast shows.

Fewer Tornado Days, But More Big Outbreaks

While there are fewer days each year with tornadoes, on average, the number of days with more than 30 tornadoes is increasing.

Could Baby Steps Be the Best Global Climate Strategy?

Two researchers say taking smaller steps could be the best way to achieve international climate cooperation.

See Earth’s Temperature Spiral Toward 2°C

A new graphic shows Earth's temperatures spiraling toward the 2°C global warming limit.

Fracking Hits Milestone as Natural Gas Use Rises in U.S.

More natural gas is coming from fracking than ever before, and much of it is being used for electricity.

Second Warmest Start to the Year on Record for U.S.

Warm weather out West has pushed the Lower 48 to its second warmest January through April on record.

Hurricanes Boost Carbon Storage in Southeastern Forests

Hurricanes supercharge forests' ability to store carbon, Duke University researchers have found.

Coral Deaths Threaten Coasts With Erosion, Flooding

Coral reefs reduce wave heights by two-thirds on average, protecting coasts from floods and erosion.

Here’s the Climate Context For the Fort McMurray Wildfire

Climate change is making wildfires like the one raging in Fort McMurray, Alberta more common.

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Arctic Sea Ice Thinning: Fall Fall view: Arctic sea ice has been getting thinner, even faster than its area has been shrinking

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