James West

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Climate & Energy

What these historical kings and marauders can teach our leaders about climate change

Never fight a land war in Asia -- unless the climate is on your side.

Climate & Energy

When it trains, it pours: The 10 worst oil-by-rail spills of the decade

We don't need no stinking pipeline to spill oil everywhere -- we have trains for that!

Climate & Energy

Check out this shocking map of California’s drought

In the midst of cold weather extremes across most of the U.S., spare a thought for bone-dry California.

Living

How Beyoncé is saving the planet with her new album

Purchasing "Beyoncé" online instead of on CD could cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 percent.

Climate & Energy

Philippines faces “nightmare” recovery in Haiyan’s wake

Bodies are piling up and relief camps are in chaos as aid workers struggle to get help where its needed.

Climate & Energy

Carbon-sucking golf balls and other crazy climate patents

An afternoon searching recent U.S. patents pulls up some curious climate solutions.

Climate & Energy

China still leads the world in emissions, with no end in sight

With a quarter of global carbon dioxide emissions now coming from China, the world's most populous country will have an outsized influence on the future of climate change.

Climate & Energy

Explained in 90 seconds: Your fridge is accelerating climate change — but it doesn’t have to

HFCs are powerful greenhouse gases. They're also the low-hanging fruit in the fight against global warming.

Climate & Energy

Video: Fly along with NASA’s cloud hunters

Climb aboard NASA's biggest flying laboratory to discover the climate change secrets of clouds.

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