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The Temperature Spiral, Now With 2016’s Record Heat

The world had a record hot year in 2016. There's no better time to revisit the temperature spiral.

2016 Officially Declared Hottest Year on Record

2016 has been declared the hottest year on record, the third year in a row to do so and a marker of global warming.

Interior Nominee Zinke Doubles Down on Coal

Interior secretary nominee Ryan Zinke emphasized the Trump administration’s vow to recommit America to fossil fuels.

The Shum Show: Sensor Prep

Our seafaring adventurer, Greta Shum, rode along with the SOCCOM floats to their deployment stations in the Southern Ocean.

Trump Tweeted the Wrong Ivanka. She Gave Him Climate Advice

President-elect Trump mentioned the wrong Ivanka in a tweet, leading to a climate change lesson.

Japan’s Biggest Coral Reef Devastated by Bleaching

Seventy percent of the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa had been killed by a phenomenon known as bleaching.

U.S. Lists First Bumble Bee Species as Endangered

Bombus affinis has plunged nearly 90 percent in abundance and distribution since the late 1990s.

Beginning of the End of CA Drought, But What’s Next?

Storms have wiped out part of California's drought. Global warming could bring climate swings in the future.

Trump CIA Pick Evades Climate Change Questions

Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) refused to say if he accepts the overwhelming evidence of climate change.

Climate Change Is the World’s Biggest Risk, in 3 Charts

In its annual risk review, the World Economic Forum ranked climate change among its most impactful risks.

Exxon’s Tillerson Murky on Future of Paris Climate Pact

Rex Tillerson downplayed the dangers of global warming during his confirmation hearing for secretary of state.

Canada’s Vast Source of Climate Pollution May Go Bust

Low oil prices threaten oil sands mines in Canada — a major source of carbon pollution.

Watch Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation Hearing Live

Trump's nominee for Secretary of State is appearing in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Trump Nominees Should Answer These Climate Questions

Climate and energy experts say these are the most important questions to ask Trump's cabinet nominees.

Trump’s ‘Extreme’ Cabinet Could Fuel Warming Crisis

Executives and anti-science politicians being considered for key Trump posts could slow climate action.

Trump, Congress Could Halt State Action on Climate

As the GOP takes control of the White House and Congress, state officials fear environmental preemptions.

Obama Just Made the Case for His Clean Energy Legacy

Writing in one of the world's leading scientific journals, President Obama stated the case for clean energy.

It’s Official: 2016 Was Second Hottest Year for U.S.

2016 was the second hottest year on record for the U.S. and the 20th consecutive year above average.

Climate Change Is Driving Birds to Migrate Early

A new study finds birds are arriving at breeding grounds too soon, causing some to miss out on food.

China to Plow $361 Billion into Renewable Fuel by 2020

China's energy agency is sharpening its focus on curbing the use of fossil fuels.

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In Nevada, Fires Follow Rain In a desert state like Nevada, heavy rains promote plant growth but can lead to more wildfires.

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