James West

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This Republican believes in climate change. Too bad he’s a convicted felon who’s leaving Congress

Michael Grimm was one of a precious few Republican politicians who actually accepted the science of climate change.

Climate & Energy

2014 was officially the hottest year ever

The Japan Meteorological Agency released data confirming that 2014 was the hottest year globally since record-keeping began.

Climate & Energy

Watch the year’s biggest climate stories in 2 minutes

A year of extreme weather, climate denial, and some hope.

Climate & Energy

Millions of crabs swarm Australia for a giant beach party

But climate change could disrupt their spectacular annual migration.

Climate & Energy

Even Australia is joining the climate fight

Climate supervillain Australia just pulled a Magneto.

Cities

Here’s why the Freedom Tower isn’t the greenest building in America after all

Under pressure to get a publishing giant into the iconic tower, the site's developers may have sacrificed a core part of its green plans.

Politics

Republicans were wrong about China’s climate commitment

The world's top emitter is pledging to cap coal use starting in 2020.

Climate & Energy

These photos of China’s toxic smog are terrifying

A Beijing man uploaded one photo every day. The results are terrifying.

Climate & Energy

Will China help Obama save the planet?

The U.S.-China talks could be a crucial step in the fight against global warming.

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