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Climate & Energy

Obama makes climate pledge to world, Republicans snipe in background

The president has unveiled his plan for cutting emissions as part of a U.N. deal. Mitch McConnell is just as supportive as you might imagine.

Climate & Energy

Burning coal can help the planet, delusional U.N. board decides

The Green Climate Fund, which is supposed to help developing nations fight and prepare for climate change, can be used to build coal plants.

Climate & Energy

The whole world is breaking the law by ignoring climate change

That's the word from a group of respected lawyers who've just introduced what they're calling the Oslo Principles.

Climate & Energy

Mexico just shamed the rest of the world with its climate plan

Mexico is the first developing nation to make its climate action pledge ahead of U.N. talks in Paris -- and it's actually pretty ambitious.

Climate & Energy

Antarctica is basically liquefying

Another day, another terrifying account of how fast polar ice is melting.

Climate & Energy

The coal industry is so totally screwed

Here's the latest evidence.

Hot N Cold

Now you can track just how crazy spring is in your region

Forget what the calendar says: Scientists are using local weather data to predict when spring will actually arrive.

Climate & Energy

How dry is California? So dry that taps might actually stop running

California is headed for a fourth year of drought, and the state climatologist says the situation is "pretty grim." Thanks, climate change.

Politics

What if Al Gore ran for president, again?

He hasn’t publicly expressed any interest in another campaign, but there’s lots of media chatter about the theoretical possibility.

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