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Clare Foran

lare Foran Clare Foran is an associate editor at The Atlantic. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic Cities, Philadelphia City Paper and NPR's science and technology blog, All Tech Considered. Clare is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in History.
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Agencies: 2014 Was the Hottest Year on Record

January 16, 2015 2014 was the hottest year on record, according to data released Friday by NASA and NOAA. The Earth's average global temperature ranked as the warmest since record-keeping began in 1880. According to NASA and NOAA, 9 of the 10 hottest years on record have now taken place since 2000. The...

West Virginia Education Board Rejects Curriculum That Distorts Climate Science

January 14, 2015 The West Virginia Board of Education on Wednesday voted to reject a set of public-education standards that cast doubt on the existence of man-made climate change. The decision arrives amid vocal criticism from science and education activists who have denounced alterations to the standards intended to spark debate over the...

Obama Can’t Avoid Keystone XL Anymore

January 9, 2015 President Obama is running out of excuses on Keystone XL. For Obama, the controversial proposed oil pipeline has been a political headache for six years, landing at the center of the debate over climate change and American energy security. It's been easier for the president to duck a decision than...

Keystone XL Supporters Score Victory in Nebraska Court Decision

January 9, 2015 In a victory for supporters of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, the Nebraska Supreme Court struck down a lower-court challenge to the project on Friday. That determination paves the way for president Obama to approve or reject the project, which has become a hot-button issue at the center of...

The Last-Ditch Environmental Push to Defeat Keystone XL

January 8, 2015 Environmentalists know they will lose Friday's House vote to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, but they're scrambling around Capitol Hill with a humbling new goal: Stop a bipartisan landslide. Republicans have voted nine times since 2011 in favor of the pipeline sending heavy crude from Canada to the Gulf Coast....

Will Your State Get a White Christmas?

December 23, 2014 If you're dreaming of a white Christmas, you may be in luck. According to a NOAA analysis, the U.S. has seen an overall uptick in the number of snowy days during the week of Christmas in the past two decades, compared with the previous two decades. But all of that...

New York State Moves to Ban Fracking

December 17, 2014 New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Wednesday that the state will not lift its ban on fracking. The long-awaited decision marks a decisive turn in the years-long battle over fracking in New York State. Energy companies are eager to unlock potentially vast reserves of natural gas in rock underlying...

Next Time You Visit a National Park, You Might Get a Lecture on Climate Change

December 12, 2014 "Hey, you want to save some money?" That's the first thing Brian Ettling says when he meets a climate-change skeptic. Ettling has spent his summers working as a park ranger at Crater Lake National Park in Oregon for nearly a decade. He is on a mission to teach visitors that...

Second Texas Textbook Publisher Drops Climate-Denial Entry Amid Backlash

November 18, 2014 McGraw-Hill, the second-largest educational publisher in the world, has removed key passages from a proposed Texas textbook that cast doubt on climate science. The publisher told education watchdog group Texas Freedom Network on Monday that it cut material from a sixth-grade social-studies textbook up for review by the Texas Board...

Under Pressure, Texas Textbook Publisher Caves on Climate Denial

November 14, 2014 Climate scientists can breathe a bit easier. Pearson Education—the largest educational publisher in the world—has cut material from a proposed Texas social-studies textbook that cast doubt on the human causes of global warming. The revision arrives one week ahead of a final vote by the Texas Board of Education to...