Tons of BP Oil Is Still on the Bottom of the Gulf of Mexico

A shell stained by oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill. Robin Loznak/ZUMA

A new study shows that cleanup efforts barely scratched the surface.

Now Congressional Republicans Are Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) has led an unprecedented investigation into the scientific operations of the National Science Foundation. Drew Angerer/AP

An unprecedented investigation of National Science Foundation grants is targeting climate science.

Our Inability To Deal With Climate Change Is Going to Kill the Penguins

A group of Emperor penguin adults make their way across sea ice in Terre Adélie in East Antarctica. The seabirds rely on sea ice for breeding and raising their young, but declines in sea ice from warmer temperature may be affecting all colony by the end of the century. Courtesy Stephanie Jenouvrier

Many Antarctic Emperor penguin colonies could decline by more than half in less than a century.

As Earth Warms, West Nile Spreads

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The virus took the U.S. by surprise. Thanks to climate change, it’s here to stay. 

7 Scary Facts About How Global Warming Is Scorching the United States

Your new America (observed temperature changes over the last 22 years). National Climate Assessment.

The National Climate Assessment isn’t just about our future. It’s about our scarcely recognizable present.

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