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The big chill: tensions in the Arctic

The Arctic may be cold, but the politics surrounding it are pretty hot. There is a great deal at stake.

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West Nile virus worsening with climate change

Outbreaks of the sometimes-fatal West Nile virus across the United States have intensified, making this one of the worst years for the mosquito-borne disease.

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Heat wave, fires driven by climate change, scientists say

The very real problem of global warming is leaving its mark upon the U.S. this summer as scorching heat plagues most of the country

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Is seal killing at an end?

Sealing - a grotesque business that involves killing seals for both their fur and meat - may soon see its last days in Canada.

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Chilling discovery: Arctic ice releases deadly greenhouse gas

Methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, has been found by scientists in deadly, bubbling plumes on the surface of the Arctic Ocean.

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UN summit talks global warming

2011 is, so far, the world's tenth warmest year on record, despite the warming being masked by cooling La Nina conditions.

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Cancun: Are we running out of time on climate change?

Even on some of the decisions agreed to in Cancun, many crucial details were postponed at least until next year's round of negotiations, but Ban Ki-moon says it's better than nothing.

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Global warming: more or less?

The right denies the problem of global warming; the New York Times complains that Congress isn't doing enough to meet the threat. So is global warming getting worse or not?

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Millions still face hardships after Pakistan floods

Pakistanis continue to face humanitarian hardships and large portions of the country's southern province of Sindh remain under water three months after severe flooding.

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Melting glaciers aggravate Pakistan’s floods

Reports out of Pakistan now indicate that about 1,500 people have lost their lives and tens of thousands have been left homeless.

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