Climate & Energy

Australia files joke of a climate pledge to the U.N.

Critics call the country's greenhouse gas emission targets laughably weak.

Climate & Energy

This video about the aging pipeline below the Great Lakes should be this summer’s top horror flick

The company that owns the pipeline is responsible for the largest inland oil spill in U.S. history.


How the universe began and how humanity will drown: A scientist’s to-do list

Climate change and the origins of the universe are top priorities for Antarctic and Southern Ocean researchers for the next decade.


Sunspot science throws wrench in favorite climate denialism claim

A new study shows that sunspot activity has not, in fact, increased in recent decades.

The Desolation of Smog

China is exporting ozone pollution to the U.S. — which is only fair

A new study suggests that ozone levels on the West Coast aren't dropping, thanks to a new smoggy import.


How subglacial discharge is kind of like blowing all of your money at Chipotle

Seismic vibrations give clues to melting glaciers and your calving bank account. Oh, bother.

spoiler alert!

A huge, toxic algae bloom is basically eating the West Coast alive

That toxic algae bloom off the West Coast is bigger and badder than we thought -- and its messing with your seafood.


Shell cuts ties with corporate bill mill ALEC, claiming high ground on climate (!)

The oil and gas company is the latest to leave the state-level policy group.

Climate & Energy

Power plant emissions hit a 27-year low — and Obama’s plan hasn’t even kicked in yet

With a chart!