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3 Degrees of Devastation

The world is actually making some progress on fighting climate change

We're on track for 3 degrees C of warming, says a new report. That's still enough to cause big problems, but it's less of a rise than we'd been fearing.

Climate & Energy

Obama disses Keystone XL on the Colbert Report

We need to make sure Keystone XL doesn't contribute to disastrous warming of the planet, President Obama said.

Business & Technology

The Supreme Court has no time for BP’s BS

SCOTUS denied the oil giant's request to take another look at the Deepwater Horizon settlement.

Climate & Energy

Adapting to climate change will cost much more than we thought

And we still don't know how in the world to pay for it. That's the bottom line of a jarring new report from the U.N. Environment Fund.

Climate & Energy

A Republican rep calls for his party to “recognize the reality” of climate change

Chris Gibson, whose upstate New York district has been hit hard by mega-storms, plans to introduce a climate-related resolution in the House.

More like M-ANT-hattan

Why ants are NYC’s unsung heroes

A recent survey of the ants of New York turned up a surprising number of different species!

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Whales start pulling their own weight, save us for a change

Tar-sands pipeline construction in Canada was halted over concerns about the habitat of endangered beluga whales.

Climate & Energy

Prepare to be schooled on climate change, America

A quarter of Americans don't believe in climate change. The White House wants to change that.

Climate & Energy

This guy’s typhoon tweets make the climate crisis urgent, touching, and funny all at once

As Super Typhoon Hagupit bears down on the Philippines, the country's climate commissioner is pleading for action -- and making a few jokes.