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A striking new video from NASA reveals how the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide spreads across Earth in a single year.
So much methane is leaking from drilling in the Southwest's Four Corners region that the natural gas blob can be spotted from space, a new study reports.
Concentrations of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, will surge to a new high in the atmosphere in 2014.
Ants may be some of Earth's most powerful biological climate brokers, a provocative new study claims.
Eating a burger takes a big toll on the environment, reports one of the most comprehensive studies to date on livestock management in the United States.
A new snapshot of U.S. methane emissions in 2004 found 40 percent higher methane levels from livestock than had been estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Obama aims to slash CO2 pollution from the electric power sector by 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.
Levels of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere this year have already surpassed a troublesome record set in May 2013.
Geoengineering schemes aimed at staving off the worst effects of climate change wouldn't do much to ease the situation and could actually make global warming worse, a new model study suggests.
The federal government has underestimated methane emissions from the United States by 50 percent for the past 20 years, according to a comprehensive new study.
Levels of methane, a climate-changing greenhouse gas, have been rising since 2007. But federal budget woes are shrinking the monitoring network that tracks greenhouse gases such as methane.
A type of greenhouse gas that is thought to have a potent impact on global warming was detected in trace amounts in the atmosphere for the first time, according to a new study.
Water poured onto crops in the Western United States may evaporate and be carried by winds to the East Coast, making the North Atlantic summers slightly wetter, new research suggests.
Bacteria that hitch a ride on methane bubbles from the ocean floor may devour the greenhouse gas before it has a chance to enter the atmosphere, new research suggests.