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In five years, as solar installations skyrocketed, prices fell by 2/3 while jobs in the solar industry more than doubled.The exuberant green energy market has been powering along for enough years now that this trend is becoming too clear to be denied: renewable energy adds jobs even as costs come down.
Does it seem like it's raining and snowing and mud-sliding too much? That's because it is. The 12% increase in precipitation means your house may be flooded next. We are living in an anti-science reality - do not accept it! Stand up for NOAA.Gov, the place were true climate information can be found!
All over the world, people are suing their governments for protection against climate change.
This video explores the “forest watch” tool launched by the World Resources Institute (WRI) to track forest health and destruction. Forest Watch is an app you can download to your phone or computer, that uses satellite monitoring data.
Damn the melting permafrost and full speed ahead – the Arctic is the richest fossil fuel source on Earth, but it was hard to get at all that oil and natural gas because it lay beneath a whole lot of ice. Climate change to the rescue! The Arctic just had its hottest summer on record. Eighty percent of the summertime ice cover has melted since 1979. Cue the military build-up.
We learn more about these huge holes in the ground of mysterious origin, including a surprising point of view from one Russian scientist exploring the craters.
Splitting the Atom was supposed to bring us limitless energy. But when it comes to nuclear power, any mistake can lead to a catastrophe, poisoning the environment for generations.
Greening the high desert the natural way.
Greenland's ice is going dark. A little dust, perhaps some pollutants, and something else the scientist's didn't figure on...
When a Chevron oil refinery is Goliath and a bunch of climate activists are David - now that's a news event.
Turns out that the definition of "species" is harder to pin down than you might have imagined.
Women in Bangladesh are designing village water systems that protect the community in times of flooding and drought.
The difference between meteorology and climatology matters - and it caused a mini-scandal that's still reverberating.
The holy grail of renewable energy is the quest for a better battery, and a form of carbon itself may provide a revolutionary solution.
What is arguably the most significant event of the Space Age is only tangentially about space. It is a photograph that looks back on the earth, taken in 1968.
The science behind a slipping ice sheet points to a warming sea.
Was Dorothy dreaming of wind turbines? Kansas wind generates power at a competitive price, but can this new industry be shut down?
The Dutch have spent a few centuries thinking up cool ways to control water. No surprise that the post-Hurricane Sandy rebuilding project has hired a Dutchman and aims to increase community resiliency.