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China Can Cut Cord on Coal (Mostly) by 2050

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

Arctic Research Vessel Set Adrift to Study Sea Ice Decline

Scientists investigate why sea ice is retreating faster than expected as cover falls to new low.

2015 Hottest Year to Date, Could Top 2014 Record

So far, 2015 has been the warmest year on record, going back more than 100 years.

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Spiked 2 Percent in 2013

Total U.S. GHG emissions released into the atmosphere because of human activity increased 2 percent in 2013

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.

Three Ways The West Can Adapt To Drought

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

Pacific Winds Tied to Warming Slowdown, Dry West

The warming hiatus and western U.S. drought both have roots in the Pacific according to recent research.

When Climate Science Clashes With Real-World Policy

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

UK Sees Biggest Drop in Emissions Since 1990

Greenhouse gas emissions fell 8 percent, while renewable energy rose to a record high.

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.

More CO2 = More Pollen

If CO2 emissions continue at the current pace, pollen counts are projected to nearly double by 2060.

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?

Urban Sprawl, Cars Hamper Cities’ Best Efforts on CO2

Dense, older cities are seeing their per-capita vehicle CO2 emissions fall faster than other U.S. cities.

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.

Ocean Changes Linked to 2010 Hurricanes, Bitter Winters

Atlantic circulation changes are being linked to harsh winters, changes in sea levels and hurricanes.

Dire, Record Low Snowpack in California

This year's sad California snowpack "obliterates" the previous record low.

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

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