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Can China Cut Coal?

On a visit to China a few years back, I asked a local official about pollution controls after enjoying my first sour, gritty taste of the country’s air.

November 25, 2014 — David Biello

Climate Preparedness Index Reveals Rich-Poor Gap

High in the Peruvian Andes 8,000 alpacas died during a particularly harsh period of cold in the summer of 2004. For the herders who raise and shear these long-haired beasts for a living, it was a huge loss amounting to one fifth of all the alpacas living in that region of the highlands...

November 21, 2014 — Amy Nordrum

Acid Maps Reveal Climate Change's Impact on the Oceans

Much of the change in climate change is happening to the ocean. It’s not just the extra heat hiding within the waves. The seven seas also absorb a big share of the carbon dioxide released by burning the fossilized sunshine known as coal, natural gas and oil...

November 20, 2014 — David Biello
El cambio climático, resumido en 29 puntos

El cambio climático, resumido en 29 puntos

El veredicto ya está. Ayer, el grupo de expertos del Panel Intergubernamental sobre el Cambio Climático de las Naciones Unidas presentó su último informe,  que condensa 13 meses de trabajo de más de 800 científicos...

November 3, 2014 — Mark Fischetti
Corporations Should Mean What They Say on Sustainability

Corporations Should Mean What They Say on Sustainability

Nowadays, it seems like every big company promotes an image of sustainability. A common example is the now-ubiquitous hotel-bathroom notice invoking images of ocean animals or pastoral scenery in an effort to convince guests to reuse their towels for the sake of the environment...

October 28, 2014 — Robert Fares
Scientists Team Up to Talk about Climate Change

Scientists Team Up to Talk About Climate Change

As many as 400,000 people voiced their concern about climate change during the People's Climate March in New York City on September 21. Held just before the United Nations Climate Summit, the march was one of many events held around the world...

October 6, 2014 — Lisa Gardiner
Map Monday: Will Global Warming Drown Your Hometown?

Map Monday: Will Global Warming Drown Your Hometown?

You may recently have read about climate change and North Carolina for all the wrong reasons, entailing laws designed to forbid the mentioning of the term "climate change" as well as outright banning measurements of sea-level rise...

September 29, 2014 — Tali Trigg

Mysterious Flying Squirrel Could Get Endangered Species Protection

The squirrels gliding amid the mountains east of Los Angeles have been, for the most part, flying under the scientific radar. There has never been a single scientific paper published specifically about the San Bernardino flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus californicus), even though hundreds of papers about squirrels in general are published every year...

September 24, 2014 — John R. Platt

This Rare White Possum Could Soon Be a Ghostly Memory

A ghost lives in the Daintree Rainforest in northeastern Queensland, Australia. There, on a single mountain range located 1,100 meters above sea level, scientists have recently found what may be the last few white lemuroid ringtail possums (Hemibelideus lemuroides), a species that was all but wiped out by a heat wave in 2005...

September 16, 2014 — John R. Platt
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