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Environment

Rapid pace of changing climate gets special emphasis in new status report

"State of the Climate in 2013," the 24th report in an annual series, draws on the work of 425 scientists in 57 countries.

Computer modeling shows the disastrous impact of a pipeline break

One oceanographer says it's "the worst possible place" in the Great Lakes to have a major oil spill.

Map shows areas most at risk as rail shipments of oil continue to rise

"Since 2008, there have been 10 significant derailments in the U.S. and Canada in which crude oil has spilled from ruptured tank cars, often resulting in huge fireballs," Joan Lowy of AP reports.