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Frozen methane bubbles

Thawing permafrost could be the worst climate threat you haven’t heard of

Permafrost is supposed to stay frozen -- and it turns out it could be seriously bad news for the atmosphere if it doesn't.

"Obama stop shell" banner in snowy, polar-beary landscape

Shell inches closer to spilling oil all over the Arctic

The Obama administration has given Shell another OK for its plans to drill again off the coast of Alaska, even though spills are expected.

American flag

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.

coal plant in a sunset

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.

lego judge

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.

Mexico City skyline

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.

Melting ice bits in the sea

Antarctica is basically liquefying

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

anti-coal protest

The coal industry is so totally screwed

Here's the latest evidence.

Blooming lilacs
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.