50 Years After Its Discovery, Acid Rain Has Lessons for Climate Change

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  In the 1980s, the dying red spruce trees of New England—many of them taller than eight-story buildings and more than three centuries old—furnished frightening proof of the power of acid rain. The trees were seen as a canary in the coal mine, and it was easy to imagine the ensuing consequences for the forest at [...]

Can Drastic New Anti-Pollution Rules Help Clean Up Beijing’s Air?

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There could be a “silver lining” to the smog.

US Department of Interior Criticises State Over Keystone XL Impact Report

The piping plover is one species identified by the Interior Dept. as at-risk from the Keystone XL pipeline.

Letter calls draft environmental impact statement on controversial transnational oil-sands project ‘inaccurate’.

China’s Voyage of Discovery to Cross the Less Frozen North

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Global warming means that the Arctic’s fabled Northern Sea Route could soon be ice-free in summer, slashing journey times for cargo ships sailing from the Far East to Europe. Which is why the Yong Sheng, a rust-streaked Chinese vessel, is on a truly historic journey.

Can Climate Science Be Rendered Conservative-Friendly?

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It’s not as obvious as it might seem, David Roberts says.

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