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Such electric cars as the Chevy Volt, above, use HFC 134a, which in the atmosphere traps 1,400 times more heat than carbon dioxide.
Days after the U.N.-backed climate change panel of scientists urged a radical shift toward wind and solar energy to slow accelerating greenhouse-gas pollution, U.S. state attorneys general on Wednesday focused on ramped-up production of fossil fuels.
Here's some good news on the climate change front: Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012 and dropped 3.4 percent in 2012 alone , according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 19th annual emissions tally .
Last winter's curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East.
A new scientific study has cited 99.9 percent of the effects of climate change are a result of human activity.
"The heavens reek, the waters below are foul ... we are in a crisis of survival."
By 2050, deforestation could cause temperatures in the Congo Basin to increase by 0.7 C. The increase would intensify warming caused by greenhouse gases by half, according to a study by researchers at the University of Leuven, Belgium.
Climate change and pollution are hand in hand, but we often forget the increasing warnings we have about how our emissions are acidifying the waters around us.
A global warming of 2 degrees Celsius relative to pre-industrial climate has been considered as a threshold which society should endeavor to remain below, in order to limit the dangerous effects of anthropogenic climate change.
ExxonMobil, the world's largest oil company, hauled in a $32.6 billion profit last year.
Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton continued his strong start with a double in the first inning and a 2-for-4 night against the Nationals.
The International Panel on Climate Change released their third and final report this weekend, warning that population growth and industrialization in the developing world could drive global warming past the point of no return.
A rapid shift to less-polluting energy will be needed to avoid catastrophic global warming because worldwide emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases have accelerated to unprecedented levels, the United Nations says.
Developing nations in Asia are responsible for 45% of the world's greenhouse gases, with overall emissions from agriculture, forestry and fisheries doubling over the past 50 years, according to new Food and Agriculture Organisation estimates.
Last night's episode of Fox's Cosmos series didn't seem political or controversial, at least on the surface.
Carbon dioxide, in its ionic form bicarbonate, has a regulating function in the splitting of water in photosynthesis, researchers have found.