A poll conducted for USA Today reports that most respondents believe climate change will hurt future generations a "great deal," but less than a third believe it affects them at the same scale personally.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said last month was the warmest November on record, with global average temperatures 1.4 degrees warmer than the 20th century's average, AFP reports.
The Potsdam Institute projected in a new study that climate change would change rain and evaporation trends, spreading water scarcity to millions more worldwide, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other congressional Republicans have filed a brief calling on the Supreme Court to throw out President Barack Obama's authority to regulate industrial carbon emissions as a "threat to liberty."
In a brief filed Monday, McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul, both Republicans from Kentucky, and six House lawmakers said the Environmental Protection Agency "usurped Congress's exclusive authority" in using the Clean Air Act to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources.
University of Toronto chemists have discovered perfluorotributylamine, a made-made chemical that can exist as a greenhouse gas 7,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide and can linger in the atmosphere for 500 years, the Toronto Star reports.
Iraq produced 3.6 million barrels of oil in February, the nation's highest output since Saddam Hussein took power in 1979, but a March pipeline attack and a drop in production highlight the instability of the nation's markets, The Wall Street Journal reports.
An all-week rally against the Keystone XL pipeline, organized by the Cowboy and Indian Alliance and green groups, drew nearly 200 protesters to the National Mall in Washington on Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Canada's Department of the Environment recommended removing humpback whales from its list of "threatened" species months before the government will rule on a pipeline permit that would boost oil shipments through the whales' habitat, Reuters reports.
Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican, urged the state's supreme court to dismiss a lower judge's ruling that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route was approved through improper means, Bloomberg reports.
Tom Steyer, a climate activist spending millions in the 2014 elections, said his activity differs from that of the conservative Koch brothers because he's pushing the issue of climate change rather than for policies he would benefit from, Politico reports.
The North American energy boom, which is starting to change the global picture economically and strategically, still has the potential to be derailed, particularly if oil prices drop, The New York Times reports.