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If You Were Watching "Game of Thrones" Last Night, You Missed Neil Tyson's Solution to Global Warming

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This week's "Cosmos" explained how plants produce clean energy...and how our inferior energy technologies produce climate change.

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Fell 10 Percent Since 2005; Halfway Towards 2020 Goal

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WASHINGTON, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. greenhouse gasemissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more thanhalfway toward the United States' 2020 target pledged at UnitedNations climate talks, according to the latest nationalemissions i...

Jared Diamond: We Could Be Living in a New Stone Age by 2114

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The Pulitzer-winning author explains why he adapted his classic book "The Third Chimpanzee" for kids: because we need them to fix our mistakes.

Why Your Neighbors Will Finance Solar Panels for Your Roof

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A California startup is letting anyone invest in loans to let homeowners go solar.

Why it’s a big deal that half of the Great Lakes are still covered in ice

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What happens when it all melts? Read on.

Renewable energy could cut energy bills – but the government must help

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The big six still present obstacles, but pioneering local projects in the south-west are showing what can be achieved independently, says Andy Atkins

Photo Perfectly Captures Thin Line Between Humans And Sharks

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Daniel Botelho is no stranger to photographing underwater seascapes dominated by sharks. But for his latest National Geographic assignment, seascapes alone wouldn't cut it -- he wanted a skyline as well.The article, which focuses on Recife, Brazi...

Sally Jewell's Frustrating First Year In Washington

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has faced an uphill battle in Washington as she tries to implement her ambitious agenda. In February, she went snowshoeing on Mount Rainier to see firsthand the effects of climate change. (Photo: Kate Sheppard/The Huff...

The 2,000-Year History of GPS Tracking

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The new book "You Are Here" examines the history of modern navigation

Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

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The high court decision rejects an argument by global warming skeptics who wanted to see the work of a climate researcher.

Wildfires really are on the rise in West, Utah researchers say

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Over the past three decades, wildfires in the western United States have been getting larger and more frequent, according to new research from the University of Utah. This trend, which U. geographers documented with satellite images, could reflect the increasing temperatures and drought severity associated with climate change,

A Single Pot Plant Uses HOW Much Water?!

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Thirsty marijuana farms+historic drought=bad news for salmon.

Loan Guarantees for U.S. Renewables Making a Comeback

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Federal loan guarantees for renewable energy, which spurred the development of massive projects like the recently completed Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California – and roiled the 2012 elections – are emerging from hibernation. More than two years after closing the last such loan guarantee, the U.S.

Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

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Letter from religious groups in Australia and North America says it is 'immoral' to profit from fossil fuels

Don't blame camels for global warming, study concludes

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Camelid family of animals produce significantly less methanethan ruminants such as cattle, sheep and goats

Here’s a wind turbine you can toss in your purse

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The Trinity portable wind turbine is only 12 inches tall and weighs less than your laptop. Matrix jokes ensue.

Drunken Trees: Dramatic Signs of Climate Change

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As the permafrost melts in the north, forests no longer grow straight.

This Climate Scientist Just Won Another Victory in Court

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The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that Michael Mann doesn't have to turn over his emails.

China's coal boom is slowing — that's a huge deal for climate change

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If so, that would make a huge difference for global efforts to slow the pace of climate change.

People of Color Are Disproportionately Hurt by Air Pollution

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New York and Philadelphia top the list of urban areas with great gaps in pollution exposure between whites and non-whites.

No, the IPCC climate report doesn’t call for a fracking boom

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Ignore those misleading media reports. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change actually calls for a clean energy revolution.

Meet The Surprising Star Of Showtime's New Climate Change Series

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An evangelical Christian, married to a pastor, living in conservative west Texas, and widely regarded as a top-notch climate scientist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is a rare breed on paper -- in person, she's even rarer.

Fearless teenage fish don’t run from climate change, death

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These acid-addled fish just want to watch the world burn.

Triumph of the Drill: How Big Oil Clings to Billions in Government Giveaways

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Deficit hawks slam them. Execs say they don't need them. So why does petroleum still get big tax breaks?

A Brutal Allergy Season Is Ahead. Blame the Polar Vortex.

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"It's going to be a hell of a pollen season."

News, opinion and aggregation on business, politics, entertainment, technology, global and national

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Portland will dispose of 38 million gallons of treated reservoir water after learning that a 19-year-old man urinated into it, even though urine-tainted drinking water is apparently not a health risk.

Here's What Fracking Can Do to Your Health

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A new study examines the potential hazards of natural gas extraction.

The Fracking Industry Faces Its Climate Demon

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To preserve its climate credentials, the natural-gas industry has to tame a tricky menace: methane.

Coalition's Direct Action contracts too short for success, says adviser

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Direct Action's emissions reduction fund would need to offer 15-year contracts to attract big capital-intensive projects

Enviro groups team up on new campaign funding alliance

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The League of Conservation Voters and the Natural Resources Defense Council are collaborating to help get climate hawks elected. They're not in the same league as the Kochs, but it's a start.