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Climate ScienceThe scientific community is certain with near unanimity that man-made global warming is disrupting Earth’s climate and that remedies are urgently needed. But public opinion and political rhetoric do not mirror the prevailing scientific consensus. We report here on continuing climate research and the controversies which surround the empirical findings.
Gov. Deval Patrick
New report on a ten-state initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions shows the program is a success after three years.
The state of Massachusetts is quietly reaping the benefits of cap and trade, the much-maligned...
Dec 14, 2011 | Read More
Rajenda Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),
The world's leading science panel studied the link between man-made warming and wild weather for the first time. InsideClimate News examines its results.
Record heat waves, drought, floods, thunderstorms, tornado outbreaks—extreme weather battered much...
Nov 22, 2011 | Read More
Nov. 6 protest at the White House
Persistence, solidarity and youthful optimism gave activists and landowners an edge in battle to keep Keystone XL pipeline out of Nebraska Sandhills.
WASHINGTON—Just six months ago, few could have imagined that an inanimate object as ugly as a 36-...
Nov 11, 2011 | Read More
Some 10,000 protesters gathered around the White House to protest Keystone XL
The crowd's goal was to give President Obama a "solidarity hug" by forming a human chain around the White House.
WASHINGTON—As Brian Nowak made a beeline across Lafayette Square to the handmade "Minnesotans for...
Nov 7, 2011 | Read More
A handful of Canadian oil sands
Many questions but few answers about the substance that would flow through the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline.
The Canadian crude oil that would flow through the Keystone XL pipeline is either the lynchpin of U...
Nov 2, 2011 | Read More
Map from Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature study
The key issues that skeptics claim are exaggerating the evidence of global warming are shown to have no effect on world temperature trends.
Climate skeptics' criticisms of the evidence for global warming make no difference to the emerging...
Oct 20, 2011 | Read More
mage of Arctic sea ice taken July 12, 2011, courtesy of NASA
Some 15 percent of U.S. voters now see global warming as their main concern, meaning it could be an important issue in next year's election, says analyst
More Americans than last year believe the world is warming and the change is likely influenced by...
Sep 16, 2011 | Read More
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
On the heels of Pres. Obama's decision to scrap smog standards, EPA says it will miss its Sept. 30 deadline to propose greenhouse gas rules for utilities
The Environmental Protection Agency will miss an end-of-month target for proposing greenhouse gas...
Sep 15, 2011 | Read More
The dry gas  'Mefite D'Ansanto' is Italy's largest CO2 seep
A new industry-funded scientific study concludes that underground storage of CO2 poses little risk to human health. At least one critic isn't convinced.
For more than a decade, carbon capture and storage technology has been heralded by fossil-fuel...
Sep 12, 2011 | Read More
New Pacific Corp Natural Gas fired power generating plant in Lindon.
Using more natural gas for fuel could produce leaks of methane, a heat-trapping greenhouse gas more than 20 times more potent than CO2, new research finds
Relying more on natural gas than on coal would not significantly slow down the effects of climate...
Sep 11, 2011 | Read More