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U.S. Warming Rates Significant Since First Earth Day

In commemoration of Earth Day, 2013, Climate Central has created an interactive graphic that shows a state-by-state analysis of temperature trends since the first Earth Day took place in 1970.

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More to Melting Glaciers than Meets the Eye

From afar, glaciers and ice sheets appear to be solid blocks of ice, but inside they actually contain a complex system of crevasses, cracks and conduits.

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Clean Energy Progress Too Slow To Limit Global Warming, Warns IEA

The development of low-carbon energy is progressing too slowly to limit global warming, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.

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Kiribati enters the end game against climate change – in pictures

The waves are slowly seeping over the islands of the Pacific nation, which is at the frontline of the climate change-induced rise in sea levels striking low-lying nations all over the world.

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Better Urban Planning Needed To Dodge Disasters

With the world’s mega-cities growing even larger, policymakers, especially those in developing countries, need urban planning that will help these areas withstand the impacts of natural disasters.

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Letting Nature Take Its Course?

Is sustainability still possible? Yes. Is it still probable? No. With bold action today, tomorrow, and in years to come, we could succeed in creating a sustainable and prosperous society. But what does bold action actually mean? An Op Ed by Erik Assadourian, IPS.

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Arctic Nearly Free Of Summer Sea Ice During First Half Of 21st Century

For scientists studying summer sea ice in the Arctic, it’s not a question of “if” there will be nearly ice-free summers, but “when.” And two scientists say that “when” is sooner than many thought, before 2050 and possibly within the next decade or two.

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Oceans May Explain Slowdown In Climate Change

Climate change could get worse quickly if huge amounts of extra heat absorbed by the oceans are released back into the air, scientists said after unveiling new research showing that oceans have helped mitigate the effects of warming since 2000.

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Investing in Renewable Energy Means Investing in Lives

Residents of Albion, a small village in Pointe-aux-Caves, western Mauritius, say that by opposing the construction of a new coal power plant near their homes, they are defending their constitutional right to live.

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