Arctic Sea Ice Shrunk to a Record Low, So Why Is Antarctica’s Setting Record Highs?

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The countervailing effects don’t cancel each other out. They’re both signs of the changes we are bringing to the planet.

Pennsylvania Fracking Law Opens Up Drilling on College Campuses

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The state’s latest grab for Marcellus Shale money could turn some colleges into industrial zones.

The Arctic Ocean Diaries: Dispatch No. 4

The bridge of the Healy. Photo by Julia Whitty/Mother Jones

Julia Whitty is on a three-week-long journey aboard the the US Coast Guard icebreaker Healy, following a team of scientists who are investigating how a changing climate might be affecting the chemistry of ocean and atmosphere in the Arctic.

Carbon Capture: 130 Plants Needed ‘to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change’

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Report by CCS group says huge investment needed by 2020.

Yes, Coal is Dying, But No, EPA is Not the Main Culprit

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David Roberts explains what’s really snuffing out the coal industry.

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