Why Coal Is (Still) Worse Than Fracking and Cow Burps

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Geoscientist Raymond Pierrehumbert argues that carbon dioxide is always worse than shorter-lived pollutants like methane.

5 Terrifying Facts From the Leaked UN Climate Report

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Even if we slash greenhouse gases immediately, the dangerous effects of global warming will continue for centuries to come.

The US Sent Thousands of Sailors To Help With Fukushima Relief. Did Radiation Make Them Sick?

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A $1 billion lawsuit accuses the Japanese nuclear energy company Tepco of lying about radiation levels.

Watch This Reporter Drink Purified Sewage

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Inside the world’s biggest wastewater recycling facility.

How Many Hurricanes Will Hit Hawaii This Weekend?

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The islands face a forecast that is being called “unprecedented.”

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