Plants are freaking out about climate change: Their timing for flowering and leafing is even more off than climate models predicted.

Also, species extinction could be a major driver of climate change and keep the environment from producing awesome resources like … food.

South Korea’s parliament approved a cap-and-trade plan. Kenya and Peru are also working on climate change laws.

A judge granted BP preliminary approval of its plan to settle Deepwater Horizon claims. The company could pay out nearly $8 billion to settle private claims for injury or economic loss from the spill.

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In November, California voters could choose to require labeling of GMO foods.

Greenpeace has been busy. Activists boarded an icebreaker for the second time in a week and dropped a smoke bomb on a French nuclear plant.

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