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The Promise and Limits of Obama’s ‘Clean Power Plan’ for Limiting Global Warming

Assessing the strengths and limits of President Obama's "Clean Power Plan" for blunting climate change.

Here’s what the presidential candidates think of Obama’s climate plan

From Marco Rubio to Bernie Sanders, the leading 2016 candidates had a wide range of responses to Obama's Clean Power Plan.

How are environmentalists reacting to Obama’s Clean Power Plan?

Their public statements are celebratory, but scratch the surface and you'll find that feelings in some quarters are more complicated.

Hungry Arctic mosquitos are coming for you, Rudolph

Climate change is giving Greenland's mosquitos a leg up on their caribou prey.

True Detective is almost over, and almost everyone is dead

How many people have had to die in this season of True Detective to make California's high-speed rail happen?

Megan Amram brings the sadlaughs on women and science

Finally! A silly and sexy take on science that we ladies can understand.

Ted Cruz thinks scientists invented climate change

The Texas senator has some strong beliefs on climate change. They're all wrong.

How will technology change farming?

Billions in startup investment are driving a new wave of "Ag 3.0" innovations that could make farms more productive, efficient, and responsible.

This video explains America’s love affair with meat

Americans eat nearly twice as much as the average Norwegian and roughly nine times as much as the average Ghanaian.

Oil sheen off Goleta Beach was natural seepage, Coast Guard says

Lab tests confirmed that an oil sheen off Santa Barbara County's coast last week was from natural seepage, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday.

Gov. Brown praises President Obama for new greenhouse gas rules

Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday welcomed President Obama's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and noted that California is ahead of the federal government in the effort.

UN puts wildlife crime on a par with drug and people trafficking

Wildlife crime is now considered as serious as drug trafficking – tackling it may help countries beat other illegal activities in the gangs and syndicates responsible

Obama wants you to think his climate plan will be bold. It’s not

US president Barack Obama's much-heralded attempt to curb carbon emissions from coal-fired power stations is nowhere near enough, says Eric Holthaus

Native Alaskans Study and Clean Up a Legacy of Pollution

On St. Lawrence Island, a former military listening post in the Bering Sea, native residents and scientists believe pollution has contributed to their poor health.

India retains monsoon rain forecast in drought territory

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has retained its forecast for this year's monsoon rains at 88 percent of the long-period average as a strengthening El Nino weather pattern is likely to trim rainfall in August-September to 84 percent, raising fears of the first drought in six years.

Rescuers in Myanmar struggle to reach flood-hit areas, toll seen rising

YANGON (Reuters) - A death toll of 27 from flooding across Myanmar was expected to rise as rescue workers struggled on Monday to reach some of the hardest-hit and most remote inundated areas, officials said.

Beijing to limit cars, factories to ensure clean air for war anniversary

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing will limit the number of vehicles on the streets and shut factories to ensure clean air during a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, the government and media said on Monday.

To save forests, Kenyan tea factory brews new way to dry tea

THIKA, Kenya, August 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The first thing that strikes you as you enter the Makomboki Tea Factory is the air. It's clear, absent of the dark smoke that billows from the boilers of Kenya's other tea factor...

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