Heat Wave Bakes Eastern Half of the US, but is Climate Change to Blame?


Everyone seems to agree that it’s a scorcher, but how willing you are to blame climate change seems to be up for debate.

Top U.S. Science Official: ‘Climate Change is Having Consequences in Real Time’

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Jane Lubchenco, head of NOAA, said Americans are connecting the dots between climate change and recent severe weather. When will political leaders make the issue a priority?

GOP Aims to Sink Navy’s “Great Green Fleet”

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The US Navy is tanking up on biofuel, no thanks to GOP legislators.

Scientists Warn US East Coast Over Accelerated Sea Level Rise


Study says sea level is rising far faster than elsewhere, which could increase incidence of New York flooding.

Trailer Park Evicted to Make Room for Fracking


How one small but scrappy community took the natural gas industry head on.


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