Scientists are pleasantly surprised that bacteria so quickly absorbed the methane, but that doesn't mean the Gulf ecosystem is healthy.
US emissions should be 4.4 percent in 2012, the target Obama committed to at the Copenhagen Climate Summit.
Almost 300,000 people died from unprecendented disasters including floods, forest fires, earthquakes.
Directive will protect government scientists from having their findings surpressed or distorted, which become a serious problem during the Bush Administration.
December temperatures will determine where in the top three this year ranks.
Tough to find positive outcomes from Tuesday's elections.
Scientists say expect greater sea-level rise and six degrees celsius change.
New report states that coastal ecosystems have greater carbon sequestering potential than forests.
Appeals court reverses 2005 decision, clearing the way for judicial action against greenhouse gas emissions.
U.S. Presient urges swift action in lead up to Copenhagen climate negotiations.