A natural gas drilling rig north of Parachute, Colorado. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters/Corbis
Natural gas drilling only has environmental benefits over other processes like coal and oil production if producers can keep a tight lid on leaks...Read more
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Omar El Akkad in Oregon: Climate change is Americans’ most pressing existential threat, and no community will be immune from the transformations to come. Yet many don’t see the danger coming – and those that do have their work cut out for them...
As one of the warmest U.S. winters moves into the new year, nothing will change the pattern unless the polar vortex unexpectedly invades the country from the Arctic, meteorologists said...Read more
Heating up: Andrew Eljid tries to cool off during a recent heatwave in Sydney. Photo: Cole Bennetts
The remarkable global heat experienced in 2015 is not yet over and already forecasters are predicting next year will be hotter again - marking three years in a row of record annual warmth...Read more