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The Largest Wind Farm in the U.S. Is Growing in Oklahoma. It’s a Sign of the Times

The Largest Wind Farm in the U.S. Is Growing in Oklahoma. It’s a Sign of the Times

  • Published: Jul 27th, 2017

A new wind farm could become the largest in the U.S. and wean states off coal-fired power plants.

New Jersey Is Cutting Food Waste to Help the Climate

New Jersey Is Cutting Food Waste to Help the Climate

  • Published: Jul 25th, 2017

New Jersey aims to shrink its climate footprint by reducing wasted food that ends up in landfills.

Despite Summer Snow, Greenland Is Still Melting

Despite Summer Snow, Greenland Is Still Melting

  • Published: Jul 25th, 2017

Snowy conditions have stymied summer melt on Greenland this year, but the vast ice sheet is still losing ice.

A Nebraska-Sized Area of Forest Disappeared in 2015

A Nebraska-Sized Area of Forest Disappeared in 2015

  • Published: Jul 24th, 2017

Nearly 50 million acres of forest disappeared worldwide in 2015, mainly in North America and the tropics.

Here’s How Much Arctic Sea Ice Has Melted Since the ‘80s

Here’s How Much Arctic Sea Ice Has Melted Since the ‘80s

  • Published: Jul 21st, 2017

With weeks left in the melt season, Arctic sea ice area is already below the annual low of the 1980s.

South Miami Just Made a Huge Rooftop Solar Decision

South Miami Just Made a Huge Rooftop Solar Decision

  • Published: Jul 20th, 2017

South Miami, Fla., has become the first city outside of California to mandate solar panels on new homes.

Rising Seas Spark Tobacco-Style Lawsuits in California

Rising Seas Spark Tobacco-Style Lawsuits in California

  • Published: Jul 19th, 2017

California municipalities have filed first-of-their-kind lawsuits against fossil fuel giants over sea level rise.

At Midway Point, 2017 Is 2nd-Hottest Year on Record

At Midway Point, 2017 Is 2nd-Hottest Year on Record

  • Published: Jul 18th, 2017

Halfway through 2017, the year is the second hottest on record, even without an El Niño to help boost its temperature.