All eyes will be on Paris when the City of Lights shines upon a hugely significant, potentially historic event - the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP 21.
Hopes are growing for meaningful progress at the UN-sponsored climate change negotiations in Paris, while the need for such action becomes ever more clear.
Here are some interesting science stories reported this week relating to both political and social affairs, and health news as well.
October and November have ushered in victories for environmentalists. Corporations have been soundly defeated or exposed on many fronts.
This is a time to reflect on the gentle giants that are Florida's official state marine mammal.
Driving through rugged beauty made us aware of the power of nature and the relative powerlessness of human beings in that kind of environment.
We don't see these phenomena with our eyes, but studies verify an invisible reality that damages us.
Fossil fuel and pipeline corporations are trying to sell their plans to export fracked gas through communities, forests, and rivers.
California's initiatives are setting the pace in the race to curb greenhouse gas emissions. But not without the opposition of Big Oil.
If greenhouse gas emissions continue at their present rate, ice shelves could collapse by the end of the century.