Obama calls climate change our biggest threat

In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama touched on a range of global challenges, but declared the environment his top concern. “No challenge...
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You don’t have to win an Oscar to fight climate change...

During his acceptance speech for winning the Academy Award for best actor, Leonardo DiCaprio used the platform to address #climatechange.
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What’s next for the Paris climate agreement?

After more than 190 countries signed the Paris agreement, it moved toward going into force in only months. What's next for the landmark climate accord?

Biden promotes Caribbean energy security

Vice President Biden says that energy security in Caribbean and Central American nations is a significant issue for the United States and the Western...
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You haven’t seen climate change like this before

Climate scientist Ed Hawkins has created a dramatic animation to illustrate how much global temperatures have risen over the past 166 years.
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These companies turn greenhouse gases into cash

New methods of capturing carbon dioxide from industrial facilities and storing it underground can mitigate global warming.
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Urban farming: The green answer to city growth?

Pockets of urban land and city rooftops don't need to remain dormant or unkempt. An urban farm or garden can help the environment and beautify the area.
Illustration of figure plugging in to giant outlet (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

What is the power grid and how does it work?

Did you know you are looking at part of the power grid every time you see power transmission lines? How does renewable energy become part of the grid?
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5 takeaways from the latest climate data [video]

Despite day-to-day weather fluctuations, the effects of climate change are becoming more clear. Learn why you should be concerned and what you can do.