James West

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Climate & Energy

We just passed the climate’s ‘grim milestone’

A monitor in Hawaii registered 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere. Here's what that means.

Climate & Energy

How Thatcher made the conservative case for climate action

In her later years, Margaret Thatcher tried to water down her climate legacy, but as prime minister, she rallied the world behind global action.

Climate & Energy

Withering drought still plaguing half of America

New figures show large swathes of the U.S. remain in the grip of drought, with worse to come.

Business & Technology

How much is a beachfront home in the Sandy-ravaged Rockaways?

Homes ripped apart by Sandy are proving to be magnets for bargain hunters -- but not everyone is getting a good deal.

Climate & Energy

Can we 3D print our way out of climate change?

3D printing could slash the carbon footprint of manufacturing and provide nifty solutions for a disaster-prone world.

Climate & Energy

This cheat sheet will make you win every climate argument

Ever find yourself around the dinner table at a loss for good climate arguments? Follow this flowchart!

Climate & Energy

On the ground at the BP Gulf oil spill trial

More than $17 billion is at stake as the civil trial against BP gets rolling in New Orleans.

Climate & Energy

After Sandy, scientists hunt for sewage in New York City’s harbors

Researchers are heading out to sea for a forensic look at the storm’s impacts.

Climate & Energy

European mammals make like Gerard Depardieu, flee to Russia

New research shows that climate change will expand habitats across Northern Europe for many mammals.

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