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.


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.

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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.

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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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