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Senate Agrees Climate Change Is Real, But Can’t Agree On Cause

In a series of votes, the Republican-run Senate passed measures acknowledging the planet’s climate is changing but refused to point the blame at human activity.

01/21/2015

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NOAA, NASA Agree That 2014 Was The Warmest On Record

Though the agencies slightly disagree exactly how much warmer it was.

01/16/2015

Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/09/2015

People swim in the ocean in Ocean City, Maryland. (Photo: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: 270,000 Tons of Plastic Floating in Oceans

A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world’s oceans. That’s enough to fill more than 38,500 garbage trucks.

12/11/2014

A federal judge in Pittsburgh is declaring that President Barack Obama's recent executive actions on immigration are unconstitutional. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Staking Final Two Years In White House On Climate Change

With limited time still in power, President Barack Obama is staking his final two years on climate change, pushing the issue to the front of his agenda as he seeks to leave an imprint on the world that will endure after he’s gone.

11/18/2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Jindal: Obama Administration Has Become ‘Science Deniers’

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s administration has become “science deniers,” failing to do enough to harness the nation’s energy potential.

09/16/2014

UN Report: Global Warming Human-Caused, Very High Risks  GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images

UN Report: Global Warming Human-Caused, Very High Risks

Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it’s increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.

08/27/2014

A customer looks at a U.S. beef product at a branch of U.S. owned supermarket Costco on Aug. 9, 2006 in Chiba, Japan. (credit: Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

Beef Pollutes More Than Pork, Poultry, Study Says

Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.

07/21/2014

Visitors watch the 'Old Faithful' geyser in Yellowstone National Park, one of the signs of significant geothermal activity just below the surface. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Yellowstone National Park Road Melting From Supervolcano’s Heat

The combination of the hot summer sun and geothermal activity raised the blacktop temperature to an asphalt melting 160 degrees.

07/14/2014

Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Top US Money Men Push Climate Change Report For Businesses

Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. regional economies in the form of lost property, reduced industrial output and more deaths, according to a report backed by a trio of men with vast business experience.

06/24/2014

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