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Bloomberg Businessweek's magazine cover on Nov. 1, following superstorm Sandy
Climate change was a politically taboo subject during nearly all of 2012. What a difference a superstorm makes.
This was the year climate change vanished from the political agenda—and then suddenly reappeared,...
Dec 28, 2012 | Read More
Greenpeace volunteers distributed food and supplies at a base in Queens.
Greenpeace and others are adding 'climate disaster relief' to their missions both for humanitarian purposes and to raise awareness of global warming.
Greenpeace usually makes its headlines for high-profile stunts—storming oil rigs, scaling coal...
Dec 17, 2012 | Read More
Kick-off of the Do The Math tour in Seattle
The primary aim of student-led campaign at 150-plus universities is to make climate change the moral issue of the generation.
A divestment campaign aimed at fossil fuel companies has swept college campuses across the country...
Dec 6, 2012 | Read More
Public works crews remove a large tree from power lines after Hurricane Sandy pa
Transforming the archaic power network to a smart grid has taken on added urgency post-Sandy. What upgrades are needed, why and what's the holdup?
A week after superstorm Sandy left a huge swath of the East coast without electricity, New York Gov...
Dec 4, 2012 | Read More
Plants and soils may not absorb as much carbon as once thought.
As the climate warms, plants and soils may not absorb more carbon as scientists once thought.
When climate scientists try to estimate how much the Earth will warm due to increasing levels of...
Nov 28, 2012 | Read More
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Federal researchers are on the front line of Harper's alleged 'war on science' as the country's oil ambitions clash with its scientific agenda.
The government of Canada's official position on climate change is that it's real and requires an "...
Nov 27, 2012 | Read More
Protesters rally against the Keystone XL pipeline on Nov. 18 in Washington D.C.
Continuing protests will spotlight the danger of burning fossil energy reserves containing 2,795 gigatons of CO2.
Karen Bagdes-Canning felt a sense of déjà vu when she marched past the White House on Sunday...
Nov 19, 2012 | Read More
Map of a flooding scenario under a 3-meter sea level rise in New York City (fl
Is the destruction from superstorm Sandy a preview of what's to come as sea levels continue to rise from climate change?
Five years ago, a report called "Nation Under Siege" illustrated the vulnerability of 31 U.S....
Nov 1, 2012 | Read More
Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Hurricanes will increase with climate change. Researchers say they've come up with a way to weaken storms by cloud-seeding them before they form.
Scientists have been trying to come up with ways to weaken hurricanes since the 1940s. Nothing that...
Oct 24, 2012 | Read More
NASA Hurricane
A couple of productive storms could go a long way to lessen the impacts of the historic drought. But the outlook remains uncertain, officials say.
The Climate Prediction Center in Camp Springs, Md., will release its updated outlook for the...
Aug 6, 2012 | Read More