Rare positive environmental news: The accord with China is a promising step. More happiness: The Senate didn't pass the Keystone legislation (for now) and Mary Landrieu is done (for good). Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Mary.
Sandy as harbinger: Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future
Check out the exceptional work of environmental photographerGary Braasch who has been documenting the natural world for four decades. Essential reading: his book Earth under Fire: How Global Warming Is Changing the World.