How Climate Change Could Wipe Out the Western Forests


If current trends continue, the landscapes of states like New Mexico and Arizona may soon be unrecognizable. 

Airlines ‘Made Billions in Windfall Profits’ From EU Carbon Tax

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Report states carriers earned up to €1.36bn last year, despite claims that charge would impose crippling costs on industry.

Does Obama Mean It This Time on Climate?


Top environmental leaders are still pondering the meaning of the president’s inaugural address.

How To Make Gasoline from Tar Sands


In six simple steps.

When Trees Die, People Die


The curious connection between an invasive beetle that has destroyed over 100 million trees, and subsequent heart disease and pneumonia in the human populations nearby.


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