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This Week's Edition
Dominica Assesses Toll of Tropical Storm Erika
The south of the country was particularly badly hit.
Damned Lies and Chinese Statistics
The Chinese government does not have the capacity to compile sound data.
How Much Can We Blame the California Drought on Global Warming?
Global warming contributed between 8 and 27 percent to the severity of California drought.
China’s Pollution Overestimated by Large Margin for Years, Study Says
Some good news on the environment for a change.
Study Confirms Climate Change Turned California Drought Into Disaster, With Worst Yet to Come
Scientists have calculated how much less severe the drought would be without climate change.
Islamic Scholars Call Muslims to Action on Climate Change
Muslims leaders joined Pope Francis and the Church of England as religious bodies weigh in on environment.
Federal Forecasters Predict the Strongest El Niño Since 1950
Warming temperatures in the East Pacific could lead to record-setting weather changes.
It's Time for Presidential Candidates to Talk About Science
Many of the biggest challenges in the modern world involve science, so doesn’t it make sense to hear what the presidential candidates think…and know?
National Geographic Atlases Change With Arctic Ice Melt
Obama highlighted the atlas changes in a speech last week to illustrate the urgency of climate change.
Climate Change: Why Can’t We Just Remove CO2 From the Air?
It’s a challenge that needs the sort of concerted effort that was devoted to going to the moon.
'Irresponsible,' 'Overreaching,' 'Lawless,' 'Radical': GOP Hopefuls React to Obama Emissions Plan
Republicans say the plan, designed to lower carbon emissions by 2030, will eliminate American jobs and cost taxpayers.
Obama Poised to Unveil Aggressive Climate Change Plan
The Clean Power Plan will seek a substantial cut in carbon emissions from the power sector.
The Oral History of 'Waterworld'
To celebrate the movie’s 20th anniversary, its director and stars remember one of the most infamous and high-budget sets in Hollywood history.
Freakishly High Temperatures Trigger Tajikistan Floods
Rising temperatures have caused an environmental disaster, according to the IOM.
Massive Fire Threatens Glacier National Park
The fast-moving blaze doubled in size on Wednesday, leading to evacuations and the destruction of a historic landmark.
Shell Secures Final U.S. Arctic Drilling Permit, With Conditions
The permits were approved despite officials earlier concluding that long-term drilling in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea would come with a 75 percent chance of a major spill.
Floods and Storms Displaced Millions in 2014: Report
Humans, not Mother Nature, are to blame for forcing people from their homes, a report by the Norwegian Refugee Council charges.
Australia's Abbott Bans Investment in Wind Power
Tony Abbott has repeatedly referred to wind farms as “visually awful” and “noisy.”
Bumblebee Deaths Caused by Climate Change, Study Finds
The changes in bee populations leading to the die-offs happened over the course of only a few decades, says the study’s co-author.
How to Survive Heat Waves: U.N. Issues First Guidelines
Fourteen of the 15 hottest years on record have been in the 21st century.
Polar Bears to Start Dying Off in 10 Years, Thanks to Climate Change
As the world warms, the ice-free season in polar bears’ Arctic habitats grows longer and longer.
Robert Redford Urges World Action on Climate Change
The actor and environmental activist said “we’re all to blame” for the climate crisis.
Sargassum Is Ruining Beaches From Texas to Tobago
In the past five years, the seaweed has begun to turn up in unprecedented amounts.
Have We Reached Planet Earth's Tipping Point?
A paleobiologist couple study the massive strain on natural resources and the terminal effect this has on the earth
Saving Laos From Global Warming
Though the country is developing fast, the rice farmers that make up its backbone face an uncertain future due to deforestation and extreme weather.
Can Pope Francis Save the Planet?
By making climate change a moral issue, Pope Francis might force a conversation U.S. conservatives are loath to have.
Why the Pope’s Environment Encyclical Is a Big Deal
The pope puts it very plainly to leaders who might be laggards: It’s time to face climate change.
The Daily Caller Is 100 Percent Wrong on Global Cooling
Don't believe everything you see in graph form.
Global Warming Man-Made, Says Pope in Leaked Encyclical
In what Vatican officials are calling "a heinous act," the Italian magazine "L'Espresso" leaked a draft of the hotly anticipated papal encyclical on the environment.
Climate Change Goals: Let’s Get Serious
Setting unrealistic goals to reduce dependence on fossil fuels is not only unhelpful, it’s misleading.