Why New York’s Sandy Commission Recommendations Matter


Charting a course in unfamiliar territory.

Barack Obama ‘Seriously Considering’ Hosting Climate Summit


Campaign groups say US president could use bipartisan summit to launch a national climate strategy.

Natural Gas: It’s A Hedge, Not A Bridge


Think natural gas will get us from coal to renewables? Think again.

Australia Adds New Colour to Temperature Maps as Heat Soars

Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Forecast temperatures are so extreme that the Bureau of Meteorology has had to add a new colour to its scale. It is a sign of things to come.

Could Chuck Hagel Turn Out To Be a Climate Hawk?

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy/Flickr

The likely defense secretary nominee has been confused about climate change… but concerned about it, too.


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