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Greenhouse gas emission legislation will be either a boon to agriculture or a nightmare to farmers and ranchers.

The fate of millions of hectares of tropical forests will probably be sealed this year and next year, reports a new set of policy papers detailing an emerging climate change mitigation mechanism known as Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD).

The Obama administration this week released a 196-page plain-language report that describes predicted future impacts of climate change on the U.S. The report comes during a week of inconclusive negotiation among key House lawmakers on climate legislation, and as the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passes what could be the third energy bill in four years. “Green jobs” start to wear a human face.

A dispute is heating up over the role of farms and forests in climate legislation.

The era of free water for energy companies, farmers, golf courses and many other industries and businesses may soon come to an end.

Toyota Motor Corp. said U.S. consumer demand for plug-in hybrids, a technology backed by President Barack Obama, may be limited by the vehicles’ price, recharge time and battery durability.

U.S. scientists say they have discovered a new pathway for the global ocean circulation known as the Great Ocean Conveyor.

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This week’s climate headlines are reminiscent of an old joke that touted “newspaper headlines the day after nuclear war.”