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A new approach to measuring methane leaks revealed that the Boston area alone lost enough natural gas during one year to fuel 200,000 homes.
Preliminary estimates indicate that 2014 was a record-breaker, despite the lack of an El Niño and a slowdown in the pace of warming during the first part of the 21st century.
Thousands of climate change activists and others gathered in Manhattan Sunday for the People’s Climate March. It came just before the UN’s Climate Summit, expected to draw nearly 100 heads of state.
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How UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres became a fierce crusader to lower Earth's thermostat. A visceral connection to the planet – from the now-extinct golden toads of her childhood in the Costa Rican jungle to shrinking glaciers – moves her to tears.
The People’s Climate March, scheduled for Sunday in New York and featuring everything from noisemakers to an ark, will take place just days before world leaders gather there to address global warming concerns at the UN Climate Summit.
Previous agreements to restrict greenhouse-gas emissions, including Kyoto, have largely failed. To curb global warming, negotiators are hoping countries will design and enforce their own cuts.
Shift from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy would cut consumption growth by only 0.06 percentage points per year, says IPCC chairman. Nuclear power and carbon-capture plants would supplement solar and wind in fight to contain climate change.
As permafrost thaws, it changes the composition of vegetation in the Arctic. This could accelerate global warming, say scientists
The latest step in the White House's new Climate Action Plan is a new plan to curb methane, a far more potent trapper of heat than carbon dioxide. The plan relies heavily on cooperation with oil, gas, and dairy industries.
A warmer and drier climate is likely causing wild salamanders in North America to shrink, say scientists.
According to a report published by World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 2013 was the sixth warmest on record. But NASA and NOAA differ in their rankings.
As the Arctic region loses ice cover to global warming, it is itself becoming a stronger contributor to warming than climate models had predicted it would, a new study finds.
Penguins in Punta Tombo, Argentina, have a new foe to contend with – global climate change. Heavy rains and high temperatures are endangering the world's largest breeding colony of Magellanic penguins.
Global climate financing hit $349 billion in 2012, just shy of the 2011 total, according to a new report. But the pause may be just a blip on the screen.
A new map, published this week in Nature Climate Change, assesses the degree to which humans have modified regional landscapes, in addition to how exposed those regions already are to climate change.
Top international scientists will take part in an independent review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and its reports on global warming, which have been widely criticized recently for inaccuracies.
Carbon emissions affect more than the climate. Scientists now suspect they are also making Alaskan seas more acidic.
As the world gets warmer, strategies for helping wildlife adapt.
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