Earth’s Environment Getting Worse, Not Better, Says WWF Ahead of Rio+20


Swelling population, mass migration to cities, increasing energy use and soaring CO2 emissions squeeze planet’s resources.

Poll: Americans Will Pay for Clean Energy


How much more would you pay?

Wasted Milk Could Speed Climate Change


Maybe crying over spilled milk isn’t so crazy after all.

Australian Project Simulates Effects of Runaway Climate Change

Rennett Stowe/Flickr

Multimillion-dollar study subjects bushland to heightened CO2 levels and altered rainfall patterns.

Our Bad: Historic Paper Ties Texas Droughts to Human-Caused Climate Change

Courtesy James Hansen

James Hansen finds proof in the historic record.


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