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EPA Officially Removes Its Climate Change Sub-site EPA Officially Removes Its Climate Change Sub-site

Well, it took 100 days but the EPA has finally removed the climate change section of its website. An agency spokesman explained that the information that has been collected on the page over the last 20 years posed a problem because it contradicted the administration’s denial of man-made climate change.

This Proposal to Torch Dead Forests For Fuel Is Nuts This Proposal to Torch Dead Forests For Fuel Is Nuts

Drought and bark beetle infestations have not been kind to western forests in recent years. California alone has an estimated 66 million dead trees speckling its landscapes and waiting to become wildfire fuel. To prevent that from happening and help us kick our coal habit at the same time, a pair of scientists has put…

North America Is Set to Announce Its Most Ambitious Clean Energy Target Yet North America Is Set to Announce Its Most Ambitious Clean Energy Target Yet

The United States, Canada, and Mexico are poised to announce an ambitious new energy pledge that would see 50 percent of North American electricity drawn from clean sources by 2025.

Obama Enlists Canadian Prime Minister to Help Fight Climate Change Obama Enlists Canadian Prime Minister to Help Fight Climate Change

As tiny-handed man-children command the lion’s share of our nation’s attention, the still-acting leader of the United States—President Obama—is quietly doubling down on climate change. The latest part of Captain Planet’s scheme? Getting Canada on board.

This Energy Goal Could Save the US Over a Trillion Dollars This Energy Goal Could Save the US Over a Trillion Dollars

Last December, world leaders made an unprecedented pact to wean their countries off fossil fuels this century. The oil lobby says such a transition would be an economic death sentence. But a new study paints a sharply different picture: Working toward the Paris goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius…

Scalia's Death May Have Saved the Planet Scalia's Death May Have Saved the Planet

The United States’ commitment to combatting climate change will affect the entire world. Last week, the Supreme Court froze Obama’s plan to uphold that commitment, sparking fears that the Paris climate agreement would fall apart. But the death of justice Antonin Scalia over the weekend changes everything.

Supreme Court Slams the Brakes on Obama's Clean Energy Plan Supreme Court Slams the Brakes on Obama's Clean Energy Plan

Today appeared to be a good day for President Obama and the environment, what with the unveiling of a moonshot budget, complete with billions to improve the environment (and humanity!). The Supreme Court, however, is not joining in on the fun.

Obama’s Big Moonshot: Save Humanity Obama’s Big Moonshot: Save Humanity

President Obama delivered a budget to Congress today. In the history of US policy, there has never been a more ambitious science-focused document to originate from the White House. This is Obama’s moonshot for Earth.

A US federal court ruled today that it will not allow a movement by 27 states to block Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which will wean the country off coal-fired plants. Good news for Obama. And Earth. [Reuters]

We Just Survived the Hottest Summer in Recorded History We Just Survived the Hottest Summer in Recorded History

Four months ago in New Delhi, the streets melted and the power grid flickered as temperatures soared well beyond 110 degrees Fahrenheit. India was in the midst of the fifth deadliest heat wave in its history, and summer hadn’t even begun.

See Where Every US State Gets Its Energy From See Where Every US State Gets Its Energy From

Thanks to Obama’s Clean Power Plan announced earlier this week, each state in the US has been charged with plotting a way to a cleaner energy future. While the goal for the entire country is to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by a third by 2030, as you can see from this map, some states are already getting…

Everything You Need to Know About Obama's Clean Energy Plan Everything You Need to Know About Obama's Clean Energy Plan

Last month, scientists at a UN conference delivered a sobering warning: To prevent catastrophic warming of the planet, we must reduce all carbon emissions to zero by the end of the 21st century. Today, the Obama administration announced its plan to get there.

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