Science, Tech & Environment

The Environment in 2012 & 2013: A Look Back and Ahead

From record Arctic ice melt to freak storms, droughts and heat waves, 2012 was the year when climate change became almost daily news. The World's environment editor Peter Thomson joins host Marco Werman for a look back at the year just ended and ahead at what to watch for in 2013.

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    A bearded seal rests on ice off the coast of Alaska in this handout photo dated June 21, 2011. The bearded seal is one of the two species of far-north seals, who are victims of disappearing sea ice and dwindling snowpack in their Arctic habitat, and will be granted protections under the Endangered Species Act, federal officials announced on Friday. REUTERS/John Jansen/NOAA's Alaska Fisheries Science Center (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

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    Sea Ice Extent 12.31.2012 (Image: NSIDC)

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