Barack Obama and Xi Jinping shaking hands in front of US and Chinese flags.

There's A Lot Of Work Left To Ratify The Paris Climate Agreement

The world has a long way to go before the Paris global climate agreement can take effect — even after the U.S. and China recently ratified it.

  Climate Change

A man drives down the street on an ATV on July 9, 2015, in Shishmaref, Alaska.
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An Alaskan Community Has Voted To Move Because Of Climate Change

The carbon capture and storage facility for SaskPower, a Saskatchewan-based energy company.
SaskPower CCS

Is It Safe To Store Carbon Dioxide Deep Underground?

Bertrand Piccard, welcoming Solar Impulse 2.
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This Solar-Powered Plane FINALLY Made It Around The World

A NASA diagram of the hole in the ozone layer.
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Chill Out, The Hole In The Ozone Layer Is Actually Shrinking

Smoke and steam rise from a power plant.

23 States Sue The EPA Over A CO2 Emissions Regulation

Stephen Hawking speaks in New York City in April 2016.
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What Stephen Hawking Doesn't Know, And What He Knows All Too Well

Firefighters monitor a California wildfire in 2015.
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If It Feels Like Wildfires Are Getting Bigger, It's Because They Are

President Barack Obama meets with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the White House
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India Joining Paris Climate Agreement Could Stop It From Falling Apart

The sun rises behind the skyline as temperatures hovered around -10 degrees January 28, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
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Buildings Produce A Lot Of Carbon Dioxide — But They Don't Have To

An octopus.
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Climate Change Might Be Helping Octopuses

A section of Lake Oroville was nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California
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NASA Data Shows Last Month Was The Hottest April On Record

Commuters board a Metrorail train at Union Station, March 15, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
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Building Cities Around Public Transit Could Change Urban Life

Cut steaks are seen at Wilson's Blue Ribbon Meats in Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania.
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Denmark Might Tax Beef To Fight Climate Change

Pedestrians cross the street at a busy intersection on the West Side of Manhattan on September 29, 2014 in New York City.
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City Streets Can Do More To Fight Climate Change

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the signing of the Paris Agreement.
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United Nations Sets Record As 175 Countries Sign Paris Agreement

Staghorn coral is in sharp decline thanks to increasing ocean temperatures and acidification.
XL Catlin Seaview Survey

We're Killing Coral Reefs Faster Than Ever

Picture of Bill Nye next to a picture of Sarah Palin
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Bill Nye Is A Real Science Guy; Read His Resume, Sarah Palin

An image showing record low sea-ice level maximums in 2016.

The North Pole Is Moving Toward The UK; Is Climate Change To Blame?

Melting ice from Antarctica contributes to sea level rise

Sea Levels Could Rise Twice As Fast By The End Of The Century

A person drinks a glass of wine.
Getty Images / Justin Sullivan

Why Climate Change Means Better French Wine ... At Least For Now

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks during a campaign rally in Tampa, Florida.
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Florida Faces A Big Climate Threat, But Most Candidates Won't Say That

Political back-and-forth over the Clean Power Plan could resonate for millennia.
Newsy / Evan Thomas

The Really (Really) Long-Term Climate Implications Of 2016's Elections

Adélie penguins in Antartica.
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Giant Iceberg Traps Penguin Colony, Killing 150,000 Birds

small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California.
Getty Images / Justin Sullivan

Study Says Droughts In The Southwest Could Become More Frequent

A coniferous forest is shown on a mountainside.
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Some Trees Might Slow Climate Change Better Than Others

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New Report Says 2016 Is 'Very Likely' To Be The Warmest Year On Record

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'Father Of Climate Change Awareness' Doubts COP 21 Will Curb Emissions

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Why You're Not Shopping In A Winter Wonderland This Year

Newsy / Evan Thomas

The Promising Language Of The Paris Climate Agreement

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COP21 Summit Unveils Final Draft Of Climate Deal