The US Will See 50 Percent More Lightning Strikes, Thanks to Global Warming

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Plus an awesome video showing every lightning strike in America in a year.

Here Comes the Sun: America’s Solar Boom, in Charts

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It’s been a bit player, but solar power is about to shine.

The 10 Things You Need to Know From the New IPCC Climate Report

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Yes, humans are warming the planet. And it’s going to get much worse.

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

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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.

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