James West

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Climate & Energy

China’s greenhouse emissions might already have peaked

The world's biggest emitter is on track to meet its Paris pledge early.

Climate & Energy

China to shut down 1,000 coal mines this year

With deeper cuts to follow.

Climate & Energy

China is kicking America’s butt on wind energy

China just scored another remarkable clean power win.

Climate & Energy

America was really damn hot last year, scientists confirm

It was the second-hottest year ever in the U.S., and it was awfully wet too.

Climate & Energy

Watch the very worst GOP anti-science moments of 2015

Prepare yourselves for snowballs, witch hunts, and a big measles outbreak.

The Paris climate talks: Yes oui can!

How world leaders came to agree on a landmark climate deal

The deal is far from an ultimate solution to climate change, but it represents unprecedented progress.

Climate & Energy

Crazy clip shows what happens when you connect gas bags to cows

Watch a time-lapse video to see how much methane these gassy beasts emit.

Climate & Energy

Discovery Channel boss claims “dramatic shift” in approach to science

With new leadership, Discovery is planning to air programming that's scientifically credible.

The Paris climate talks: Yes oui can!

France forbids massive climate march in wake of Paris attacks

The huge rally planned for the U.N. climate summit is canceled due to "the heightened security situation" in Paris.