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Oil extraction in a cotton field, Andrews TX. Photo: Wikimedia
Oil extraction in a cotton field, Andrews, TX. Photo: Wikimedia

Texas Is the Best. And Worst. #1 in Both Wind Energy and Carbon Pollution.

, director, Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University

I live in West Texas, and some of the stereotypes are true. There are more SUVs and trucks here than you can shake a stick at. Oil wells are more common than trees. And if you ask people here if humans are changing the climate, most would say no. Read more >

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Photo: Phillip Taylor/CC BY-SA (Flickr)

How Important is NASA Research? The World Depends on It—And So Do You

, senior climate scientist

Word has it that the NASA Earth Science program is on the chopping block. Bad decision! Read more >

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Pie and Praise: Why I’m Especially Thankful for California’s Leadership on Climate This Thanksgiving

, Western states senior climate analyst

Following our annual pre-Thanksgiving tradition, my husband and I gathered with friends around a long wooden table on Sunday night to eat homemade pies and share what we’re thankful for this year. Some said family, others their health or jobs. Read more >

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Battling Climate Change With Each Bite: 4 Things To Do If You’re Going Bananas About the Story Behind Your Food

, agroecologist

I have a challenge for you. Take a moment, and consider what you ate for breakfast. As routine as it may have felt, dig beneath the surface and I’ll bet you’ll find a story that’s anything but mundane. It might even be magical. Read more >

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Graphic: Climate Change Institute

Global Warming in the Arctic: A Sensitive Climate Gone Off the Rails

, senior analyst, Climate & Energy Program

Right now temperatures across much of the Arctic are 36 degrees F above normal. Large areas are well above freezing. And instead of rapidly expanding, sea ice extent is in decline. Taken together, this is not unusual. It’s unheard of. Read more >

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