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Miami finds millions to clean, reopen contaminated sites

One year after health concerns related to the toxic plume of an old West Grove incinerator led to an environmental investigation of more than 100 …

South Florida at forefront of climate planning, top U.S. scientist says

A week before a seasonal high tide is expected to soak Miami Beach, the White House’s chief science adviser visited the city Wednesday to praise …

Satellite Images Reveal Severity of California's Water Loss

Imagery from a NASA satellite project paints a dramatic picture of California drought stretching back a dozen years, according to scientists. A compilation of three images from the GRACE project show loss of water storage in the state from June 2002 to June 2014, using April 2002 as an arbitrary …

Greenland Ice Sheet's Soft Bed May Accelerate Melt: Study

Spongy sediments under Greenland’s ice sheet may accelerate its flow into the sea — an effect that previous estimates of ice loss failed to account for, according to University of Cambridge researchers. They said that means the ice sheet may be more sensitive than previously thought to overall …

Global Warming

'Clean Coal' With Carbon Capture Debuts in North America (Not in U.S.)

A first-of-its-kind coal-fired power plant retrofitted with technology to capture and store most of the carbon dioxide produced at one of its boilers officially began operations this week in Saskatchewan, Canada. Meanwhile, a similar project in Illinois to demonstrate a cleaner way to burn the …

Fossil Fuels