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Doha climate summit concludes without agreement on emission reductions

By Patrick O’Connor, December 11, 2012

The failure of the conference was anticipated by everyone involved and met with widespread indifference on the part of the international media.

Doha conference highlights national divisions over climate change

By Bryan Dyne, December 3, 2012

The Doha 2012 climate conference, which began November 26 and will run through December 7, has been characterized by national divisions and no serious proposals to address climate change.

The growing impact and dangers of global warming

By Bryan Dyne, November 27, 2012

The impact of climate change on all aspects of life has been more concretely analyzed in reports issued over the past decade.

Extensive coal ash contamination found in US water supply

By Nick Barrickman, October 22, 2012

Federal testing found nearly 200 sites near power plants with toxic, and some fatal, levels of coal ash.

Melting ice in the Arctic unleashes race for profits

By Ernst Wolff, September 24, 2012

Arctic sea ice reached its lowest recorded levels on September 16, leading to speculation by international oil conglomerates about a massive expansion of drilling in the region.

Hurricane Isaac … and the seven years since Hurricane Katrina

By David Walsh, August 31, 2012

Whatever the ultimate damage caused by Hurricane Isaac, it has underscored once again the social crisis in America and the failure of its political system.

Record temperatures and forest fires in Russia

By Clara Weiss, August 15, 2012

Record temperatures and fires in Russia have led to the country’s worst harvest since 2010, triggering a food crisis.

US downgrades crop outlook

By Naomi Spencer, August 15, 2012

Grain prices surged to new records after the US Department of Agriculture downgraded its harvest projections.

Spiking grain prices raise specter of global food crisis

By Naomi Spencer, August 10, 2012

Global food prices rose 6.2 percent in July, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization reported Thursday.

US drought feeds wildfires, crop failures

By Naomi Spencer, August 9, 2012

Drought conditions affected two-thirds of the continental US this week, intensifying in the western plains where temperatures exceeded 110°F.

Historic US drought deepens

By Naomi Spencer, August 4, 2012

More than a fifth of the contiguous United States is under “extreme” or “exceptional” drought, threatening widening crop failures.

Melting of Greenland ice shelf likely caused by global warming

By Bryan Dyne, August 2, 2012

The sudden melting of the Greenland ice shelf is an indicator that global warming is beginning to have a very widespread impact on human life.