Green Groups Stage Walk-Out at UN Climate Talks

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Environment and development groups are protesting at slow speed and lack of ambition of Warsaw negotiations.

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 [...]

Is Keystone XL a Distraction From More Important Climate Fights?

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Scientists wade into the fray.

Obama Campaign Launches Plan to Shame Climate Sceptics in Congress

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Campaign group Organizing for Action says it is time to call out US politicians who deny the science behind climate change.

VIDEO: What Does the Keystone XL Fight Mean for Environmentalism?

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The latest Climate Desk Live asked if pipeline opponents picked the wrong battle—and if that even matters.

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