CHARTS: US Carbon Emissions Are Dropping


The latest government stats show that planet-warming emissions have fallen in 5 of the last 7 years.

How 9 Major Papers Deal With Climate-Denying Letters

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The Los Angeles Times took a stand against climate misinformation on its letters page. Will other newspapers follow its lead?

How Do You Get People to Give a Damn About Climate Change?


Experts have come a long way in trying to figure out which messages can successfully open minds and move public opinion. There’s just one problem: They disagree about whether the message everyone’s using actually works.

For Climate Scientists, Shutdown Casts Long Shadow

Antarctic researcher Gretchen Hoffman, left, says the shutdown "could completely scuttle some projects." Courtesy Gretchen Hofmann

An Antarctic scientist explains how pain from the shutdown could be felt for years to come.

Supreme Court to Take Up Greenhouse Gas Limits

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The EPA’s limits on carbon emissions from power plants will remain intact…for now.


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