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Obama’s New Carbon Emissions Rule: Drumroll Please…

Today's bold, game-changing announcement to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants marks the latest step in a march toward climate-change action. One hopes. (iStockphoto/nelik)
by Bill Chameides
Jun 2, 2014

An historic event or an historic trend?

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States of Denial: We Don’t Need No Climate Education

Given the flagging rank of American students in science and math, updated science standards would seem to be a good idea. But some are trying to block this progress. (iStockphoto/clearstockconcepts)
by Bill Chameides
May 21, 2014

Our story of the cozy partnership between political leaders and the fossil fuel industry moves to Wyoming where the state has moved to block efforts to modernize the science curriculum taught in our nation’s schools.

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In a Global Warming World: Protect and Rebuild or Retreat?

Where Joe Tirone’s house in Oakwood Beach on Staten Island, New York, used to stand.  Tirone’s house was sold to the state and demolished as part of a buyout plan that will turn his neighborhood into greenspace that the state hopes will serve as protection from future storms. (Joe Tirone)
by Bill Chameides
Jan 29, 2014

Hurricane Sandy decimated coastal communities. Now what?

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More on That Polar Vortex Thing

polar vortex, 1/6/2014
by Bill Chameides
Jan 10, 2014

Yes, we were cold, but others were warm.

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7 Stories From Winter Break, Circa 2013-2014

A New England view
by Bill Chameides
Jan 6, 2014

A précis of environmental news and happenings from over the holidays.

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Top 10 Environmental Stories of 2013

by Bill Chameides
Dec 23, 2013

There was a lot to write about environmentally speaking this year.

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Extreme Weather: Fire and Rain in Colorado

Close on the heels of quite a long dry spell, Boulder, Colorado, received record-breaking rainfall in September. Is this kind of weather extreme the new normal? (
by Bill Chameides
Sep 23, 2013

In the space of four months Colorado goes from one extreme to another.

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Starting to Suss Out Connections Between Extreme Weather and Climate Change

Hurricane Sandy was a massive "superstorm" that struck the U.S. eastern seaboard in late October 2012, breaking many a record. Was it linked to climate change? A new study looks at it and 11 other events and connects the climate dots where appropriate. (NOAA)
by Bill Chameides
Sep 10, 2013

Scientists start to meet a “grand challenge” and none too soon.

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Science Mag’s ‘Once and Future Climate Change’ Coverage

special issue of Science magazine
by Bill Chameides
Aug 8, 2013

The same week that NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center releases a report confirming that “worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record,” Science magazine devotes a special section to “Once and Future Climate Change.”

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The Artistic Appeal of Clouds

by Bill Chameides
Jul 19, 2013

Never underestimate the power of an image to connect people to the natural world.

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