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Ambitious Renewables Bill Signed Into Law in California

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill requiring California to produce half its electricity from renewables by 2030.

El Niño Impacts on Ocean Warming

Long term trend of global ocean water temperatures is on the increase.

Strong El Niño Brings Warmer Global Temperatures

Global average temperatures are generally higher in El Niño years vs. La Niña years.

Hot Oceans Are Killing Coral Reefs Around the World

For only the third time on record, coral bleaching is occurring across the globe and climate change is to blame.

Climate Change Intensified South Carolina Floods

A ‘once-in-a-thousand-year’ East Coast storm was a consequence of moisture from Hurricane Joaquin.

Study Ties Warming Temps to Uptick in Huge Wildfires

Small temperature increases due to climate change could contribute to wildfires in Western mountains.

State Capitals: Hot Septembers

17 state capitals had one of their 5 hottest Septembers on record.

Year-to-Date Temperature Trends

Summer seems to have lasted a little longer in much of the country this year.

Record El Niño Set to Cause Hunger for 10 Million Poorest

Oxfam says countries already facing a ‘major emergency’ include Ethiopia, where 4.5 million people need food aid.

Tar Sands Mining Makes Leap from Canada to Utah

A Canadian company has opened the first commercial tar sands mining operation in the United States.

NASA Satellite Captures 3-D View of Hurricane Joaquin

NASA is keeping an eye on strengthening Hurricane Joaquin with its powerful satellites.

Scientists: Offshore Wind a ‘Missed Opportunity’ in U.S.

Offshore wind development in the U.S. has proven to be a missed opportunity, a new paper says.

Climate Model Shows Limits of Global Emissions Pledges

Global emissions pledges may not be enough to limit warming to the world’s agreed upon goal of 2°C.

Study: New York City at Higher Risk for Coastal Floods

Researchers say New York City is at risk for more and higher floods like those seen during Hurricane Sandy.

Warming May Boost Carbon Storage on Public Lands

Public lands could store 20 percent more carbon by 2050 because of climate change, a new study says.

More Super El Niños Could Decimate Pacific Corals

More frequent super El Niños could add another layer of stress for coral reefs on top of climate change.

Obama Says Paris Climate Talks Bound to ‘Fall Short’

President Obama said any deal at the Paris climate talks will fall short of slowing global warming.

Rising Emissions Threaten Goal of Poverty-Free World

If the world is to end extreme poverty, emissions must fall to near zero by 2100, researchers said.

China Announces World’s Largest Cap and Trade Program

China announced the world's largest cap and trade program on Friday, in a step toward tackling climate change.

The Pope Wants Climate to Be a Human Rights Issue

The Pope addressed the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, calling climate a human rights issue.


In Montana, Fires Follow Drought In a forested state like Montana, hotter and drier years leave forests more susceptible to large wildfires.

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