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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.

Canada Pushes Ahead with Alternatives to Keystone XL

No matter the fate of Keystone XL, many other pipelines could transport Canadian tar sands oil to refineries.

Wildfires Tied to Drought, Heat & Topography, Not Beetles

Drought and warmer temperatures brought about by climate change affect wildfire spread more than bark beetles.

Media Contributing to ‘Hope Gap’ on Climate Change

Research suggests media focuses on doom and gloom of climate change, rarely on possible fixes.

Satellites Show Vanuatu’s Scars From Cyclone Pam

Landsat images reveal the fury of Cyclone Pam and the long road Vanuatu has to recovery.

Two Maps Show Countries’ Plans For CO2 Pledges

New maps show the plans of countries to deal with their CO2 emissions ahead of international climate negotiations.

Antarctica’s Icy ‘Doorstops’ Thin; Rising Seas At Risk

Antarctica's ice shelves are thinning, and at an increasing rate, which bodes ill for potential sea level rise.

The West Coast Is in Hot Water

Warm Pacific temperatures affect everything from sea lions to plankton and are a sign of things to come.

Record Low Maximum for Arctic Sea Ice

2015's annual maximum of winter Arctic sea ice is the lowest in the satellite record.

Atlantic Circulation Weaker Than In Last Thousand Years

Climate change blamed for breakdown of currents that circulate heat, nutrients through the Atlantic.

Climate Work Highlighted on World Meteorological Day

A new WMO report emphasizes the record warmth of 2014 and the need to connect climate and weather.

Scientists Have Mixed Opinions on Flat CO2 Emissions

Scientists have mixed opinions about whether stagnant global energy-related CO2 emissions are a trend.

Amazon Trees Removed Almost a Third Less Carbon

Carbon absorbed by the rainforest is falling, so greater cuts to emissions are needed, warn scientists.

Deforestation Slowing, But Forests Are Breaking Down

Pollution from deforestation is slowing down, but degradation is worsening in forests that still remain.

‘Green’ Diesel Fuel Use Plummets in U.S.

U.S. biodiesel and "green" diesel imports declined in 2014 after setting records in 2013.

Warm Spring Expected for West, Flooding Risk in East

Spring in the U.S. looks to be a hangover of winter conditions, though the season is warming overall.

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low Winter Peak

Arctic sea ice has reached its annual winter peak, which was a record low for the satellite era.

Index Shows Oil’s Climate Impacts Vary Widely

Not every kind of oil is the same in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, a new report says.

Two Months In and 2015 Is Record Warm

2015 may only be two months old, but it's already the warmest first two months of any year on record.

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Winter Olympics in a Warming World If global warming continues unabated, only 6 of the 19 previous host cities could host the Winter Games again by the 2080s.

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