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This Interactive Map Shows How Global Warming Is Changing Our World

Published: 
Fri, 12/04/2015 (All day)

With just seven days until the close of the Paris climate talks, the clock is ticking on negotiators tasked with drafting a plan to slow global warming. Scientists warn that if something drastic isn’t done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Earth could see a devastating transformation as a result, with water from melting ice caps flooding major cities around the world, for instance, or devastating crop losses.

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The Marshall Islands Are Disappearing

Published: 
Thu, 12/03/2015 (All day)

Linber Anej waded out in low tide to haul concrete chunks and metal scraps to shore and rebuild the makeshift sea wall in front of his home. The temporary barrier is no match for the rising seas that regularly flood the shacks and muddy streets with saltwater and raw sewage, but every day except Sunday, Mr. Anej joins a group of men and boys to haul the flotsam back into place.

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Beijing's smog: When a scale of zero to 500 doesn't go high enough

Published: 
Thu, 12/03/2015 (All day)

In the space of an afternoon, Beijing vanished.

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California's snowpack is deeper than last year, but more is needed, officials say

Published: 
Thu, 12/03/2015 (All day)

First, the good news: Thanks to a series of frosty winter storms, California’s snowpack is now double what it was last year at this time, according to officials.

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California isn't a country, so why are so many in the state headed to climate talks in Paris?

Published: 
Wed, 12/02/2015 (All day)

California will have a massive footprint at the United Nations summit on climate change in Paris, a symbol of the state’s political commitment to fighting global warming and the business interest of companies that can benefit from clean-energy policies.