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January 14, 2021, 4:55 PM

Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record

Scientists say 2020 was either the hottest year on record or a close second or third
January 14, 2021, 4:55 PM
Hot again: 2020 sets yet another global temperature record
January 11, 2021, 11:52 AM

Leaders at summit focus on better protecting biodiversity

Protecting the world’s biodiversity is on the agenda for world leaders at the One Planet Summit, which was being held by videoconference due to the coronavirus pandemic
January 11, 2021, 11:52 AM
Leaders at summit focus on better protecting biodiversity
January 10, 2021, 8:30 PM

Oil companies lock in drilling, challenging Biden on climate

Companies stockpiled enough permits for public lands to keep pumping for years.
January 10, 2021, 8:30 PM
January 8, 2021, 6:54 PM

Data shows 2020 was Europe's warmest year on record

2020 was the warmest year in Europe since records began, according to data published Friday by the EU climate monitoring service
January 8, 2021, 6:54 PM
Data shows 2020 was Europe's warmest year on record
January 4, 2021, 11:55 PM

Climate crisis and how it can be stopped

ABC News’ chief meteorologist Ginger Zee on how climate change affects extreme weather and what we can do to slow down the change.
January 4, 2021, 11:55 PM
Climate crisis and how it can be stopped
December 30, 2020, 7:29 PM

Dedicated researchers searching for solutions to global climate change

OceanX, an organization seeking to explore oceans, teamed up with NatGeo on an upcoming docuseries to give an inside look at their work.
December 30, 2020, 7:29 PM
Dedicated researchers searching for solutions to global climate change
December 30, 2020, 1:57 PM

COVID-19 brought emissions way down in 2020, but what will happen when the pandemic is over?

One of the few silver linings in the COVID-19 pandemic was the significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions as people stayed home to prevent spreading the virus.
December 30, 2020, 1:57 PM
Emissions were down in 2020, but what will happen when the pandemic is over?
December 23, 2020, 2:52 PM

US greenhouse gas emissions drop under Trump, but climate experts aren’t celebrating

As Donald Trump prepares to leave office, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are plunging to levels not seen in decades. But experts say it isn’t happening fast enough.
December 23, 2020, 2:52 PM
US greenhouse gas emissions drop under Trump, but climate experts aren’t celebrating
1 month ago

New form of solar energy to enter US market

Organic energy uses a thin film panel to capture the sun's rays and converts it to power, similar to traditional solar power.
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New form of solar energy to enter US market
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Unilever says it will let its investors vote on its ambitious climate goals

Multinational conglomerate Unilever said Monday it would be the first major company to put its ambitious climate change goals before a shareholder vote.
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This company has become the 1st to put its climate goals to shareholder vote
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As leaders set fresh climate goals, Biden pledges US support

Biden pledged to rejoin the Paris climate accord the first day of his presidency
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As leaders fete Paris climate pact, Biden pledges to rejoin

World leaders stage a virtual gathering to celebrate the pact's 5th anniversary,
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As leaders fete Paris climate pact, Biden pledges to rejoin
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It's Not Too Late: Going green for the holidays

ABC News’ Ginger Zee takes a look at how to think green as you shop for gifts this holiday season.
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It's Not Too Late: Going green for the holidays
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Five years on, signs that Paris climate accord is working

Five years after the historic climate deal in Paris, world leaders are again meeting to increase efforts to fight global warming
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The stormy, fiery year when climate disasters wouldn't stop

This year has seen record Atlantic hurricanes and western U.S. wildfires, devastating floods in Asia and Africa and a hot, melting Arctic
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Vast wildfires in Siberia linked to warming Arctic

A new report shows how warming temperatures in the Arctic are transforming the region's geography and ecosystems
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Great Barrier Reef has deteriorated to 'critical' level due to climate change

The conservation status for Australia's Great Barrier Reef has been lowered to critical due to climate change.
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Great Barrier Reef has deteriorated to 'critical' level due to climate change
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Mining giant Glencore lays out climate plan as CEO retires

Mining giant Glencore says it aims to stop adding greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere by 2050
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Climate change affecting record wildfire season

A record-breaking 2020 fire season is likely a result of the growing climate change crisis around the world.
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Climate change affecting record wildfire season
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Nestle to spend $3.6 billion on improving climate footprint

Nestle says it will spend $3.6 billion over five years to improve its climate footprint
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Amazon, General Motors, Walmart and more call climate action a 'business imperative'

Dozens of leading U.S. companies signed a letter urging President-elect Joe Biden and lawmakers to re-enter the nation into the Paris Climate Agreement.
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Businesses implore climate action from new administration
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'Waging war on nature': UN chief delivers dire warning about climate change

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has given another dire warning on the dangers looming from climate change.
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'Waging war on nature': UN chief delivers dire warning about climate change
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Report: Climate change damaging more World Heritage sites

A conservation agency is warning that climate change is damaging the sites.
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Climate change damaging more World Heritage sites: Report
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UN calls on humanity to end 'war on nature,' go carbon-free

The head of the United Nations is calling on countries to end what he calls a war on nature and instead embrace a future without carbon pollution triggering global warming
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UN: Warmer world in 2020 busted weather records, hurt people
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Dutch climate activists take Shell to court over emissions

A group of environmental organizations backed by thousands of Dutch citizens is launching a civil case against the energy giant Shell
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Dutch climate activists take Shell to court over emissions
2 months ago

From wildfires to disease, here are the top 5 ways climate change is already hurting your health

ABC News spoke with a variety of health experts to determine the top five ways climate change is affecting human health.
2 months ago
Here are the top 5 ways climate change is already hurting your health
2 months ago

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, expanded 'Squad' demand Biden deliver on Green New Deal

With a thin majority expected in the next session of Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Co. will enjoy disproportional influence over Democratic caucus.
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Ocasio-Cortez, expanded 'Squad' demand Biden deliver on Green New Deal
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Activists and members of Congress hold climate change rally

Progressive Democrats rallied at the Democratic National Committee's headquarters in D.C. to demand President-elect Joe Biden's bold action on climate change.
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Activists and members of Congress hold climate change rally
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UN climate chief: Pledges by big polluters boost Paris hopes

The U.N.’s top climate chief says deadlines set by some of the world’s top polluters to end greenhouse gas emissions have boosted hopes of meeting the Paris accord's ambitious goals
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UN climate chief: pledges by big polluters boost Paris hopes
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Renewable energy capacity to set new record in 2020: Report

Renewable energy capacity is expected to increase by 4% this year globally, according to the International Energy Agency’s Renewables 2020 report.
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Renewable energy capacity to set new record in 2020: Report
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It’s Not Too Late: The Paris climate agreement

ABC News’ Ginger Zee reports on what President-elect Joe Biden moving to have the U.S. rejoin the Paris Agreement would mean for the battle against climate change.
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It’s Not Too Late: The Paris climate agreement
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Climate change slows weakening of North Atlantic hurricanes once they make landfall

Climate change is slowing the weakening of hurricanes after they make landfall.
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Climate change slows weakening of North Atlantic hurricanes once they make landfall
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Greta Thunberg on 2 very surreal years of protest and fame

The humble beginnings of Greta Thunberg’s climate protest are seen in the opening minutes of the new documentary “I Am Greta.”
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Merkel: US, Germany must stand together on climate change

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the U_S_ and Germany must stand “side by side” in handling the coronavirus pandemic, fighting global warming and terrorism, and in working for “an open global economy and free trade."
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Merkel: US, Germany must stand together on climate change
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Emissions from food production endangering goals of Paris Agreement, researchers say

Global food production is a major contributor to the collective release of greenhouse gas emissions and plays a major role in the threat to the climate fight.
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Emissions from food production endangering goals of Paris Agreement, researchers say
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Study: Fix to food climate problem doesn't require veganism

A new study says how we grow, eat and waste food is a big climate change problem that may keep the world from reaching its temperature-limiting goals, but we don't all have to go vegan
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US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change

The pact aims to avert the threat of catastrophic climate change.
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US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change
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US officially withdraws from Paris Agreement that aims to combat climate change

President Donald Trump said three years ago the U.S. would leave the Paris Agreement, and it's finally official.
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US officially withdraws from Paris Agreement that aims to combat climate change
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The US is leaving the Paris Agreement: How that will affect the global mission to affect climate change

The U.S. will officially withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement on Wednesday, three years after President Donald Trump announced his intent.
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US is leaving the Paris Accord: How that will affect efforts to stop climate change
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Climate experts discuss US withdrawal from Paris agreement

The U.S. is set to officially withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement on Nov. 4, a day after the presidential election.
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Climate experts discuss US withdrawal from Paris agreement
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Utah epidemiologist latest target of attacks on health officials by anti-science protesters

A dozen unmasked protesters carrying American flags stood outside the home of Utah's State Epidemiologist Dr. Angela Dunn, after Dunn's address was leaked online.
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Utah epidemiologist is latest target of attacks on health officials
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Green cement: Startup aims to solve construction's carbon emissions problem

A near-zero carbon alternative to cement.
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Green cement: Startup aims to solve construction's carbon emissions problem
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'It’s Not Too Late' with Ginger Zee: Climate change experts demand action

ABC's Ginger Zee breaks down the science behind climate change and why experts are calling for the climate change debate to move beyond settled science and focus on action.
3 months ago
'It’s Not Too Late' with Ginger Zee: Climate change experts demand action
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Experts call for climate change debate to move beyond settled science and focus on action

Climate change will be one of the topics discusses in the last presidential debate of 2020, but climate scientists say they already agree on what and why it's happening.
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Experts call for climate change debate to move beyond science, focus on action
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'It’s Not Too Late' with Ginger Zee: The quality of water is changing

Ginger Zee examines the impact of sea level rise on the quality of our water.
3 months ago
'It’s Not Too Late' with Ginger Zee: The quality of water is changing
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Climate change: Fact vs. fiction at vice presidential debate

ABC News senior meteorologist Ginger Zee breaks down the climate change headlines from the vice presidential debate.
3 months ago
Climate change: Fact vs. fiction at vice presidential debate
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Prince William, David Attenborough launch 'Earthshot' award

Prince William has joined forces with renowned British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough to launch a new environmental prize that they hope will drive a “decade of change.”
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Prince William, David Attenborough launch 'Earthshot' award
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'Wake up': Climate activist Nakate challenges world leaders

Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate has challenged world leaders to “wake up” and recognize climate change as a crisis
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'It’s Not Too Late': Climate change at the presidential debate

ABC News’ Ginger Zee breaks down the facts from the first climate change question in more than a decade at Tuesday’s presidential debate.
3 months ago
'It’s Not Too Late': Climate change at the presidential debate
4 months ago

How climate change affects wildfires, like those in the West, and makes them worse

The consequences climate scientists have long been warning about are coming to fruition in the increased intensity of natural disasters around the globe.
4 months ago
Climate change doesn't cause wildfires, but here's why it's making them worse