Carbon Emissions Must be Cut ‘Significantly’ by 2020, Says UN Report


Failure will mean greater costs and risks and pathway to limiting temperature rise to under 2C will close fast.

Polar Bear Attacks: Scientists Warn of Fresh Dangers in Warming Arctic

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Two people injured in latest attack as hungry bears deprived of access to sea ice increasingly look for food on land.

Carbon Farming: It’s a Nice Theory, but Don’t Get Your Hopes Up


A 24-year-old conservation cropping experiment in rural Australia has become a test case for capturing carbon.

The County Council Election That Could Make or Break Big Coal


Voters in rural Washington could decide the fate of millions of tons of coal exports to China.

#DrownYourTown: What Happens When Twitter Users Get On-Demand Apocalyptic Sea Level Rise Maps


Researcher drowns over 50 locations in a 2-hour mapping marathon.

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