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Was the planet ever as hot as it is today, when every month the globe seems to be breaking one high-temperature record after another?
The Defense Department remains the world's single largest consumer of oil, and as a result, one of the world's top greenhouse gas emitters.
Ocean temperatures reached their highest point since accurate measurements first began in the 1950s.
Despite warnings that there is little time left to get a handle on global warming, carbon emissions are on the rise.
A new paper proposes sucking carbon dioxide out of the air and turning it into gasoline. Can this really stop climate change?
U.S. cities committed to the Paris climate accord after President Trump announced the country's exit. But how much can urban areas do?
America's Pledge is part of a growing effort by local governments to meet the U.S. Paris Agreement goals.
Withdrawing from the Paris deal could put at least 1.4 extra gigatons of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere each year by 2025.
The Barents Sea near Svalbard is dotted with seafloor craters created about 11,600 years ago by methane hydrate eruptions.
Why use satellites to study Earth's climate? Researchers leading a new mission explain how images from space will help them analyze which parts of the Americas soak up the most carbon.