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Top 10 Environmental Stories of 2012

Below is a quick review of some of the biggest environmental stories of 2012. The "top stories" are listed in no particular order. Scientists: we're reaching a tipping point (Hance)…

Rainforest fungi, plants fuel rainfall

Salt compounds released by fungi and plants in the Amazon rainforest have an important role in the formation of rain clouds, reports research published in the journal Science. Scientists in…

July 2012: hottest month in U.S. history

Year-to-date temperature, by month, for 2012 (red), compared to the other 117 years on record for the contiguous U.S., with the five ultimately warmest years (orange) and five ultimately coolest…