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Want to slow climate change? Stop killing sharks

Shark culling could cut back the ocean's ability to sequester carbon along its coastlines, thus accelerating climate change.

Even scientists who don’t study the climate think climate change is a big deal

A new study shows that 92 percent of scientists from other disciplines say anthropogenic climate change is a thing.

Can game theory predict what will happen at the U.N. climate negotiations?

A team of researchers is trying to call the outcome of the Paris climate talks using complex economic models.

The rising oceans could drown a lot of NASA launch sites

The agency's five coastal facilities can expect between 5 and 27 inches of sea level rise by 2050.

Too bad NASA’s plan for space-based solar never happened

It involved 60 orbiting power stations and something called a Star-Raker.

A huge amount of air pollution comes from farming, not just power plants

A new study shows that ammonia emissions contribute to 3.3 million annual air pollution deaths.

We need better home energy storage. These companies are working on it

Better battery technology could raise the prospects of an off-grid revolution.

Use behavioral science to help fight climate change, says Obama executive order

The first annual report from the administration's Social and Behavioral Sciences Team offers promising psychological nudges.

Marijuana might be the “Ferrari” of THC production, but could yeast be the Tesla?

Not yet, but scientists have shown that genetically modified microbes can make THC in small amounts.