Tim McDonnell

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Climate & Energy

Scientists: Current international warming target is “disastrous”

A new study dynamites a long agreed-upon climate goal.

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Explained in 90 seconds: Breaking the carbon budget

Kelly Levin, a climate policy expert at the World Resources Institute, explains what our carbon budget is, how much we've already "spent," and why it matters.

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Is your state ready for climate disasters?

Most states' disaster plans don't account for climate change.

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Look what’s slowing down global warming

It's us! Turns out temperatures would be higher if not for a 1987 pact to slash CFCs.

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For climate scientists, shutdown casts long shadow

An Antarctic scientist explains how the impacts of the shutdown could be felt for years to come.

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Watch: Drought-hardy barley could save your beer

In Germany, scientists are trying to engineer drought-resistant barley to help prevent famines (and keep Oktoberfest's beer supply flowing).

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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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7 adorable animals imperiled by the Keystone XL pipeline

The Interior Department says that, contrary to State Department findings, the pipeline could wreak havoc on wildlife along its proposed route.

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2012: A year of broken climate records

Hot air, rising seas, and other findings from NOAA's latest State of the Climate report.

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