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January 15, 2020, 7:21 PM

The last decade was the warmest ever recorded, 2019 the 2nd warmest year in history

Last year was the second warmest year on record around the globe, making the last decade the warmest in recorded history, according to new data released Wednesday.
January 15, 2020, 7:21 PM
The last decade was warmest ever recorded, 2019 the 2nd warmest year in history
January 15, 2020, 4:33 PM

Environmental issues top worries for those heading to Davos

A survey of key decision-makers carried out for the World Economic Forum identifies environmental issues as the top five global risks over the coming decade
January 15, 2020, 4:33 PM
Environmental issues top worries for those heading to Davos
January 14, 2020, 8:38 PM

Climate is changing. Investing needs to, too, says BlackRock

The world's largest asset manager is making climate change central to its investment decisions
January 14, 2020, 8:38 PM
World's largest asset manager shifts focus to climate change
January 11, 2020, 10:29 PM

Milan designers embrace sustainability and Gen-Z's influence

The growing influence of Generation Z was clear on at Milan Fashion Week.
January 11, 2020, 10:29 PM
January 11, 2020, 6:27 PM

UK police say it was mistake to call climate group extremist

Climate change protesters listed with Islamic extremists, banned neo-Nazi group.
January 11, 2020, 6:27 PM
January 10, 2020, 3:57 PM

Climate activists target Siemens over Australia coal project

The chief executive of Siemens says the German engineering company will review its involvement in a coal mine in Australia after climate activists called for it to pull out of the project
January 10, 2020, 3:57 PM
Climate activists target Siemens over Australia coal project
January 10, 2020, 5:15 AM

Viking-era runestone may reflect fears of a climate disaster

The writing on a famous Viking-era runestone may reflect fears of an approaching climate disaster in 9th century Scandinavia, according to new research by a team of Swedish academics
January 10, 2020, 5:15 AM
Viking-era runestone may reflect fears of a climate disaster
January 9, 2020, 9:23 PM

Trump administration moves to change landmark environmental law to speed up infrastructure projects

The Trump administration is moving to change a landmark environmental law that could limit how much climate change is considered in government projects.
January 9, 2020, 9:23 PM
Trump administration moves to change landmark environmental law
January 9, 2020, 3:24 PM

2019 was Alaska's hottest year on record, above average temps for most of US

Alaska, North Carolina and Georgia saw their hottest years on record in 2019, with above-average temperatures for most of the U.S.
January 9, 2020, 3:24 PM
2019 was Alaska's hottest year on record, above average temps for most of US
January 7, 2020, 1:36 PM

12 climate activists on trial for stunt at Swiss bank office

A dozen climate activists are on trial for storming a Credit Suisse office in Lausanne and playing tennis inside, part of a protest against the bank’s investments in fossil fuels
January 7, 2020, 1:36 PM
12 climate activists on trial for stunt at Swiss bank
January 5, 2020, 6:48 PM

Oxfam: Britons' carbon output tops Africans' many times over

Oxfam put out the report on carbon output, comparing the UK and African nations.
January 5, 2020, 6:48 PM
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California eyes climate bond to prepare for disasters

Leaders consider borrowing money to prepare for the next climate catastrophe.
January 5, 2020, 6:15 PM
State eyes $4.2B bond for climate disasters
December 30, 2019, 10:43 PM

Greta Thunberg 'wouldn't have wasted my time' talking to President Trump about climate change

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg says she "wouldn't have wasted my time" speaking to President Donald Trump about climate change.
December 30, 2019, 10:43 PM
Greta Thunberg won't 'waste' time talking to Trump
December 30, 2019, 12:47 PM

Greta Thunberg's parents went green to 'save' their daughter

The parents of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg made changes in their lives to “save” their daughter, not the world
December 30, 2019, 12:47 PM
December 28, 2019, 9:49 PM

Nebraska town’s grim choice: Can it pick up and move?

Winslow is debating whether to move 100 feet higher or be washed away in floods.
December 28, 2019, 9:49 PM
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Climate change could make giving birth riskier for polar bears in northern Alaska

Study suggests that if climate change continues unabated, there soon won't be enough snow in northern Alaska for polar bears to dig birthing dens.
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Polar bears may soon lose safe places for births in northern Alaska
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Putin says Trump was impeached for 'far-fetched' reasons

Russian President Vladimir Putin says U.S. President Donald Trump was impeached for “far-fetched” reasons and predicted he will be acquitted by the Senate
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Putin acknowledges threats posed by climate change
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Teen activist back at Swedish parliament, where it started

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is back where her campaign started - on her perch outside the Swedish Parliament
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Teen activist back at Swedish parliament, where it started
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Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm

Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany's national railway company created a tweetstorm after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bags
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Greta Thunberg and German rail company get into Twitter spat

Greta Thunberg and a German rail company exchanged some words on Twitter.
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Greta Thunberg and rail company get into Twitter spat
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Disappointment as marathon climate talks end with slim deal

The slim compromise sparked widespread disappointment.
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AP EXPLAINS: How Madrid talks fell short on climate ambition

The longest ever U.N. climate summit has ended with a disappointing compromise.
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How Madrid talks fell short on climate ambition
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Who is Greta Thunberg?

The teen climate activist from Sweden was named Time magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year.
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Who is Greta Thunberg?
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Obama says Paris climate deal is still the way forward

Former U.S. President Barack Obama says the Paris Agreement on climate change may fall short of expectations but is still the way forward to achieve progress and encourage businesses to invest in clean energy
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New mobile app helps Inuit people hunt and navigate through ice melting from climate change

A new mobile app has been created to help members of the Inuit indigenous community navigate the effects of climate change.
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New app helps Inuit people hunt and navigate through ice melting from climate change
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Greenland ice sheet melting at alarming rate

About 400 million people could be at risk for flooding by the end of the century should the Greenland ice shelf continue to melt at its current pace, according to a new study.
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Greenland ice sheet melting at alarming rate
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Protesters vent their anger as UN climate talks stutter

With less than 72 hours left to reach a deal on key measures in the fight against global warming, statements by negotiators at a United Nations meeting on climate change revealed that deep differences remain
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Thunberg tells governments: 'You are misleading' on climate
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5 of the biggest environmental and climate change stories over the last decade and what’s changed

The last decade has brought more attention to climate change and other environmental issues. Here are five of the top stories and where they stand.
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5 of the biggest climate change stories over the last decade
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Greta Thunberg is Time’s Person of the Year

The 16-year-old environmental activist graces the magazine’s cover, which also features profiles on Disney CEO Bog Iger, singer Lizzo, the U.S. women’s soccer team and more.
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Greta Thunberg is Time’s Person of the Year
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EU to offer billions to help poorer member states cut CO2

The president of the European Commission wants to offer 100 billion euros ($130 billion) to help member countries cut climate-warming emissions
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EU to offer billions to help poorer member states combat climate change
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Amid climate change concern, GM rolls out big new Chevy SUVs

Global concerns about climate change are not stopping GM from making SUVs
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Amid climate change concern, GM rolls out big new Chevy SUVs
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NFL players team up to promote ocean conservation

Several NFL players who are using their stardom to help raise awareness to the importance of ocean conservation will unveil specialized cleats during Sunday's games.
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NFL players team up to promote ocean conservation
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French activists use Macron portraits to urge climate action

French activists have waved stolen portraits of President Emmanuel Macron at a protest to try to push France to do more to fight climate change
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Venice tide barriers pass another test but skeptics remain

They are a decade behind schedule and billions over budget.
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Nobel laureate: Face up to climate change, no escaping Earth

An astronomer who shares this year's Nobel Physics Prize for discovering a planet outside the Earth's solar system is taking issue with people who shrug off climate change on the grounds that humans will eventually leave for distant planets
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Climate change rally underway at City Hall Park in Manhattan

Those attending the rally are calling on city, state and national leaders to introduce and commit to new climate legislation.
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Climate change rally underway at City Hall Park in Manhattan
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UN climate talks aim to pave way for global carbon market

Officials at this year’s U.N. climate talks are hoping to achieve a breakthrough in long-running efforts to agree rules for a global carbon trading system
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UN climate talks aim to pave way for global carbon market
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Climate change could put women at risk for giving birth early

Warmer temperatures wrought by climate change could put women at risk for giving birth early, according to new research.
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Climate change could put women at risk for giving birth early
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Global carbon pollution continues to rise, but more slowly

The 2019 estimate is based on data through the first 9 to 10 months of the year.
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Climate change forces 1 person from their home every 2 seconds, report finds

The world's poorest people were most vulnerable to climate-fueled displacement.
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Climate change forces 1 person from their home every 2 seconds, report finds
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Warming toll: 1 degree hotter, trillions of tons of ice gone

The world has gotten hotter, lost trillions of tons of ice and suffered more weather disasters since climate negotiations started
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Science warnings, US retreat add urgency to UN climate talks

Climate meeting in Madrid gains fresh urgency amid scientists’ warnings.
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Climate activists invade east German coal mines in protest

Hundreds of climate activists protested at two open-pit coal mines in Germany.
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Gore kicking off 24 hours of climate talks around the world

Former Vice President Al Gore kicks off “24 Hours of Reality,” featuring climate change presentations around the globe
2 months ago
Gore kicking off 24 hours of climate talks around the world
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Italy’s white truffle hunters worry about climate change

Rising global temperatures are causing worry about Italy’s prized white truffles
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Record high global debt of $250 trillion 'could curb efforts to tackle climate risk,' report warns

A new report from the Institute of International Finance also warns that "high debt burdens could curb efforts to tackle climate risk."
2 months ago
Record global debt of $250 trillion 'could curb efforts to tackle climate risk'
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As climate change worsens world health conditions, more nations need to act: Scientists

Climate change continues to wreak havoc on world health, according to a report published in The Lancet.
2 months ago
As climate change worsens world health, more nations need to act: Scientists
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Climate change blamed for deadly, damaging floods in Italy

Venice is known for seasonal flooding, but this is the second-highest level in recorded history.
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Climate change blamed for deadly, damaging floods in Italy
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Prince Charles discusses climate change with Indian experts

Britain's Prince Charles is meeting with Indian experts during a two-day visit to the country focusing on global challenges such as climate change and business sustainability
2 months ago
Prince Charles discusses climate change with Indian experts
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Climate protesters stage sit-in at Berlin's Tegel airport

Dozens of people, many dressed in penguin costumes, are staging a sit-in at Berlin's Tegel airport to protest against greenhouse gas emissions from air travel
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Climate protesters stage sit-in at Berlin's Tegel airport