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The 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.

When the Rhode Island Democrat takes the floor each week to lecture his colleagues on climate, the room is usually empty. But still he persists.
In October 2011, when most politicians were doing everything they could to avoid speaking publicly...
02/12/2013 | Read More
Scientists argue new FEMA flood maps may be too conservative because they don't consider future sea level rise, with implications for Sandy rebuilding.
2/6/13: Paragraph 11 of this story has been updated to include more information from FEMA. When the...
02/06/2013 | Read More
'We're trying to build the social movement' in the United States against expansion of Canadian tar sands oil extraction, says organizer.
President Obama hasn't publicly drawn a connection between climate change and the Keystone XL...
01/31/2013 | Read More
The EPA found serious flaws in two earlier environmental reviews. Soon it will have another opportunity to weigh in, with climate impacts a major concern.
1/31/13: The story has been updated with comments from industry. 1/30/13: This story has been...
01/30/2013 | Read More
Boulder could soon be on a long-fought path to break from utility Xcel Energy, control its own electricity and ramp up clean power. But obstacles await.
For the past decade, the people of Boulder, Colo., have pursued an elusive goal: getting more clean...
01/23/2013 | Read More
As NYT dismantles its environment desk, increased pressure on a handful of remaining journalists covering complexity of climate change.
The news last week that the New York Times is dismantling its environment desk and reassigning the...
01/17/2013 | Read More
'Every month that goes by, we get further in the hole,' says environmental law expert Michael Gerrard in an interview.
In an essay after superstorm Sandy, Michael Gerrard, director of the Center for Climate Change Law...
01/16/2013 | Read More
Times says demise of the nine-person team, created in 2009, won't affect climate coverage.
The New York Times will close its environment desk in the next few weeks and assign its seven...
01/11/2013 | Read More
New leadership at the State Dept. and EPA—and the unexpected rise of climate change concern—mean the pipeline decision is still anyone's guess.
After years of protests and lobbying, the Obama administration is expected to decide within months...
01/07/2013 | Read More
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,...
12/28/2012 | Read More

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