WATCH: These Reefs Are Beautiful—But Most of the Coral Is Dead

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One tiny Caribbean island is scrambling to save its coral in the face of global warming.

Chart: Virgin America falls below the industry average on fuel performance standards

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Virgin planes produced more greenhouse gas emissions per passenger than other domestic US carriers in 2010, report finds.

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 [...]

One Weird Trick to Fix Farms Forever

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Does David Brandt hold the secret for turning industrial agriculture from global-warming problem to carbon solution?

Buried in Muck, Clues to Future NYC Drought

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Outside New York, one scientist thinks muddy marshes hold the secrets of future climate change. 

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