James West

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Explained in 90 seconds: How climate change fuels wildfires

Higher temperatures, prolonged drought, and fire suppression policy combine to make fires worse.

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Meet the singing, anti-fracking nuns

In the rolling green hills of Kentucky, the Sisters of Loretto are leading a grassroots movement against the proposed Bluegrass Pipeline.

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Claws and effect: Climate change turns lobsters into cannibals

In warming seas, even lobsters think lobster is delicious. (Terrifying video included!)