This spring was all about the early harbingers. The abnormally warm weather, the insects, and the March 20 cherry blossoms all came before expected to remind us the world was getting warmer, especially the Northeast.
Was Oklahoma's massive storm an inevitable side effect of higher atmospheric temperatures, or was it simply a bad storm, like so many before? Here's a survey of opinions so far.
Discovered in Green: A cheap and easy way to clean water, lead dust turns children into violent adults, glowing fish, and a way to recoop wasted energy.
Discovered in Green: Greeland is sliding away, pollen is taking over Europe, Cleaner diesel technologies are working, and there's a global nomadism revolution.
Discovered in Green: The effects of nuclear fallout on bird sex, cars powered by the human bowels (sort of), how your meat-eating habits are destroying the earth and a sad story about oysters.
Discovered in Green: The warmest March ever, the deadly effects of these unusual temps, imported plants import unwanted pests and at least one species can adapt to the acidification of the oceans.
Discovered: What makes plants better at being thirsty, climate change hasn't had a horrible impact on streams, forest might save us from our climate change woes and snowy areas are in trouble.
Meteorologists say that temperatures in the United States aren't just above normal — they're shattering all the records on the books.
Discovered: A GIF that proves the Antarctic Ice shelf's super fast disintegration, rising CO2 levels did cause global warming millions of years ago, a climate change fighting plant and China gets rain in all the wrong places.
General Motors has decided to demonstrate its newfound belief that climate change is a real thing by pulling its longstanding funding from the climate-change-skeptical Heartland Institute think tank
Discovered: Crazy weather has a lot to do with climate change, why we like sad movies, another invisibility cloak (sort of), what made humans start walking less like apes and more like humans and black holes are rude.
As much as we're enjoying these halcyon early spring days of bare legs and light breezes, perfect al fresco weather, and walking jacketless through the park, we are also worried.
Discovered: The temperature at which Greenland's ice sheet will disappear, a case for circumcision, a very precise 3-D printing technique, and the world's tallest man will not grow any taller.
Discovered: 150 billion tons of glaciers melt each year, the fourth warmest January recorded, a rehab app, female fertility changes the way men speak, the benefits of a normal name.
With the non-winter we've had here on the East Coast, this year, Punxsutawney Phil could not have done his job right no matter what the little guy predicted.
Discovered: women can't handle pain, solving climate change with airplanes, a new gene to help Japanese rice farmers, Facebook friends are unreliable.
Discovered: The 11th warmest year on record, comet death on camera, banning fast food ads works, red wine's back, ad where you vote matters.
Discovered: A molecule that could cool our warming Earth, what's killing all the bees, fat tastes good, a cancer-processed food link.
Discovered: Greenland's darkening ice, pushy women don't get raises either, a penny soda tax would save 26,000 lives, divorce is bad for health, two new species.
Discovered: Why character building names build character, more evidence of man-made climate change, super silk worms, the tobacco industry's lies.
A new report says a chlamydia outbreak could wipe out the wild koala population in Australia within 30 years.
As climate-change science moves in one direction, Republicans in Congress are moving in another. Why?
If the Kyoto Protocol, already weak, collapses entirely, there could be good reason to blame Canada.
Cartoonist Tom Toles sees a similarity between our planet and Humpty Dumpty.
With impeccable timing, a new round of hacked emails from professors at Britain's East Anglia University has surfaced, about a week before the start of a global climate change conference in Durban, South Africa.
The World Meteorological Organization said in a report on Monday that greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere have reached all-time highs, and the rate of acceleration is increasing too.
The proposed pipeline would ship oil derived from Canadian tar sands all the way to the Gulf Coast, unless a opponents sway Obama to block it.
The company will address Congress on climate change's impact on coffee
The Clinton Global Initiative meeting kicks off with some Democratic campaigning
Global warming won't be kind to sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia
Climate-deniers should actually be enraged about the comparison
The former vice president takes on the Obama in a Rolling Stone essay
Cartoonist Tom Toles on rejecting climate change evidence
How a Cate Blanchett TV ad provoked a nasty backlash
Data featured in Al Gore's film turns out to be more complicated than simple graphs
Al Gore, the Koch brothers, slight variations in thermal data--this story has it all
All 31 GOP committee members also voted to say they don't believe in global warming
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