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January 29, 2023, 1:55 PM

Biden climate law spurred billions in clean energy investment. Has it been a success?

Some analysts praised the progress after Biden's climate law measure while others warned that much more is needed.
January 29, 2023, 1:55 PM
Biden climate law spurred billions in clean energy investment. Has it been a success?
January 28, 2023, 3:53 PM

Climate activists block main road into The Hague

Hundreds of climate activists have blocked one of the main roads into The Hague, defying attempts to prevent their protest that have sparked concerns about restrictions on the right to demonstrate
January 28, 2023, 3:53 PM
Climate activists block main road into The Hague
January 27, 2023, 4:26 PM

Study: Enough rare earth minerals to fuel green energy shift

The world is trying to switch from electricity produced by burning fossil fuels to cleaner wind and solar power, but some people have worried that there aren't enough rare earth minerals to make the green electricity switch
January 27, 2023, 4:26 PM
January 24, 2023, 12:05 PM

German government sued over failure to meet climate goals

A prominent environmental group says it is suing the German government over failure to meet its own climate targets
January 24, 2023, 12:05 PM
German government sued over failure to meet climate goals
January 23, 2023, 4:09 PM

Biden’s next climate hurdle: Enticing Americans to buy green

President Joe Biden persuaded Democrats in Congress to provide hundreds of billions of dollars to fight climate change
January 23, 2023, 4:09 PM
Biden’s next climate hurdle: enticing Americans to buy green
January 18, 2023, 1:15 AM

Greta Thunberg hauled away by police at German mine protest

Climate activist Greta Thunberg and other protesters were carried away by German police during demonstrations against the destruction of a village to make way for the expansion of a coal mine.
January 18, 2023, 1:15 AM
Greta Thunberg hauled away by police at German mine protest
January 17, 2023, 8:00 PM

Arizona town's residents resort to drastic measures after water supply is cut off

Residents of an Arizona town have resorted to drastic measures to conserve and use water after the city of Scottsdale cut off its water supply due to the extreme drought.
January 17, 2023, 8:00 PM
Residents of one town take drastic measures after water supply is cut off
January 16, 2023, 5:55 PM

EU seeking to offset Biden's green plans with own subsidies

EU puts forward moves to ensure it would not be left behind by the U.S.
January 16, 2023, 5:55 PM
January 13, 2023, 6:22 PM

Oil company CEO’s appointment to lead COP28 climate summit sparks backlash

Activists are demanding that Sultan Al Jaber step down as CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.
January 13, 2023, 6:22 PM
Oil company CEO’s appointment to lead COP28 climate summit sparks backlash
January 13, 2023, 5:27 PM

Oil company chief's appointment to lead COP28 climate conference sparks backlash

Environmental experts are expressing outrage over the newly appointed head of COP28, an oil executive who leads the United Arab Emriates' state-run oil company.
January 13, 2023, 5:27 PM
Oil giant CEO picked to lead UN climate conference
January 11, 2023, 5:43 PM

Ozone layer on track to recover within decades: 'We need to be vigilant'

The ozone layer is on track to recover to 1980 levels by 2040, a new U.N. report assessing the progress of the Montreal Protocol found.
January 11, 2023, 5:43 PM
Ozone layer on track to recover within decades: 'We need to be vigilant'
January 11, 2023, 6:02 AM

Ozone layer on track to recover within decades

The ozone layer is on track to recover to 1980 levels by 2040, according to a new U.N. report.
January 11, 2023, 6:02 AM
Ozone layer on track to recover within decades
January 10, 2023, 9:24 PM

2022 was 5th-warmest year on record and had 3rd most billion-dollar disasters, scientists say

If there is any indication that temperatures around the world are rising, look to the last several years and the intense warmth experienced in almost every region.
January 10, 2023, 9:24 PM
2022 was 5th-warmest year on record, scientists say
January 10, 2023, 9:23 PM

2022 was 5th-warmest year on record: Experts

The last eight years were also the eight warmest recorded.
January 10, 2023, 9:23 PM
2022 was 5th-warmest year on record: Experts
January 10, 2023, 6:33 PM

Madagascar faces millions of years of extinctions due to human activity, scientists say

The ramifications of human activity on the island of Madagascar will affect the island far longer than previously realized, scientists say.
January 10, 2023, 6:33 PM
Why animals, plants will continue to go extinct on Madagascar
January 9, 2023, 4:23 PM

UN says ozone layer slowly healing, hole to mend by 2066

A United Nations scientific report says Earth's protective ozone layer is slowly but noticeably healing
January 9, 2023, 4:23 PM
UN says ozone layer slowly healing, hole to mend by 2066
January 8, 2023, 4:53 PM

Climate activists dig in to defend village from coal mine

Climate activists are pledging to defend a tiny village in western Germany from being bulldozed for the expansion of a nearby coal mine
January 8, 2023, 4:53 PM
January 5, 2023, 9:53 PM

Study: Two-thirds of glaciers on track to disappear by 2100

A new study calculates that two-thirds of the world's glaciers will disappear by the end of the century at current climate change trends
January 5, 2023, 9:53 PM
January 5, 2023, 9:30 PM

Survey: 3.3 million US adults displaced by natural disasters

More than 1.3% of the adult population in the U.S. was displaced by natural disasters in the past year, with hurricanes responsible for more than half of the forced relocations
January 5, 2023, 9:30 PM
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Extreme disasters and policy change: These are the biggest climate stories of 2022

Climate change -- and the drastic need to curb greenhouse gas emissions -- has been at the forefront of international conversation in 2022.
1 month ago
These are the biggest climate stories of 2022
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How climate change impacts winter weather

Jason Furtado, a meteorology professor at the University of Oklahoma, breaks down how climate change makes nasty winter storms, like the one most of America is shivering through, more frequent.
1 month ago
How climate change impacts winter weather
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UN chief calls for credible climate action, convenes summit

The United Nations chief is warning that the world is failing to address the “existential threat” from global warning
1 month ago
UN chief calls for credible climate action, convenes summit
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Germany, France seek to counter US climate aid with own plan

Germany and France on Monday backed calls to boost Europe’s own green industries in a bid to counter financial aid that the United States has put in place for American manufacturers
1 month ago
Germany, France seek to counter US climate aid with own plan
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EU reaches deal on emissions trading, social climate fund

It will reform the EU's trading system for greenhouse gas emissions.
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Bodies of water all over North America are drying up due to drought, climate change: Experts

Bodies of water all over North America are drying up as a result of drought and a decrease in precipitation.
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This is why bodies of water all over North America are drying up
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Report: World's coal use creeps to new high in 2022

The International Energy Agency says coal use across the world is set to reach a new record this year amid persistently high demand for the heavily polluting fossil fuel
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Report: World's coal use creeps to new high in 2022
2 months ago

Earth had its 5th warmest fall on record: NOAA

November 2022 was the ninth-warmest November in 143 years.
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Earth had its 5th warmest fall on record: NOAA
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Earth had its 5th warmest fall on record: NOAA

November 2022 was the ninth-warmest November in 143 years.
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Earth had its 5th warmest fall on record: NOAA
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Fetuses can be vulnerable to climate change, air pollution exposure, says researcher

ABC News visits with a mother living with her three children in Carson City, Nevada, concerned about the effects of climate change on the youngest generation.
2 months ago
Climate change may put fetuses at risk, says researcher
2 months ago

How climate change impacts children's health

ABC's Ginger Zee explains how a recent study shows that every child under 5 years old is affected by climate change.
2 months ago
How climate change impacts children's health
2 months ago

Newcomer wins seat on Louisiana Public Service Commission

Louisiana has a front row seat to the effects of climate change.
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Climate activists stage protests at 2 German airports

Climate activists have briefly disrupted traffic at Munich airport in southern Germany, in a protest against the environmental impact of air travel
2 months ago
Climate activists stage protests at 2 German airports
2 months ago

UK approves 1st new coal mine in decades, sparking anger

Britain’s Conservative government has approved the U.K.’s first new coal mine in three decades
2 months ago
UK eases ban on new wind farms, considers OKing coal mine
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Earthshot prize finalist on carbon pollution mission

Lanzatech CEO Dr. Jennifer Holmgren discusses the company's mission to convert carbon pollution into everyday products like shoes and cleaning supplies.
2 months ago
Earthshot prize finalist on carbon pollution mission
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Negotiators take first steps toward plastic pollution treaty

More than 2,000 experts wrapped up a week of negotiations on plastic pollution Friday, at one of the largest global gatherings ever to address what even industry leaders in plastics say is a crisis
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Drought-hit California cities to get little water from state

California water agencies that serve 27 million people will get just 5% of what they requested from the state to kick off 2023
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EU climate chief defends plans for 'carbon farming'

The European Union’s top climate official has dismissed criticism from environmental groups over its proposal to incorporate carbon removal methods into its climate plans, saying they won’t undermine the bloc’s efforts to tackle climate change
2 months ago
EU climate chief defends plans for 'carbon farming'
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Germany quits energy treaty, says it hampers climate goals

Germany’s energy minister says the government has formally decided to abandon an international energy accord that fossil fuel companies had used to oppose measures against climate change
2 months ago
Germany quits energy treaty, says it hampers climate goals
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Groups ask EU to drop carbon removal from climate plans

Scores of environmental groups issued a joint appeal to the European Union.
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Wildlife conference boosts protection for sharks, turtles

Scores of turtles, lizards and frogs are being decimated by the pet trade.
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Swedish activists sue state over its climate policies

Hundreds of activists have marched through the Swedish capital to a court to file a lawsuit against the Swedish state for what they say is insufficient climate action
2 months ago
Swedish activists sue state over its climate policies
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How climate change, rising sea levels are transforming coastlines around the world

ABC News’ chief meteorologist Ginger Zee reports on how long-term erosion and strong storms are chipping away at the shore.
2 months ago
How climate change, rising sea levels are transforming coastlines around the world
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Powerful climate change exhibit opens at DC's Kennedy Center

The new climate-inspired photography exhibit at the Kennedy Center called Coal + Ice, runs through April 22.
2 months ago
Power of climate change on display in new photo exhibit
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Switching to clean energy would save over 100,000 US lives, American Lung Association reports

The benefits include avoiding nearly 3 million asthma attacks, a new study says.
2 months ago
Switching to clean energy would save over 100,000 US lives: report
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Emissions must peak by 2025 to prevent disastrous climate change effects, according to new UN climate report

The United Nations climate panel is warning that existing fossil fuel infrastructure will need to be abandoned in order to limit global warming to safe levels.
2 months ago
Building new fossil fuel infrastructure 'moral and economic madness,' UN says
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UN climate boss settles for no cuts on emissions

New United Nations climate chief Simon Stiell in an interview with The Associated Press acknowledges the world didn’t do anything additional to address climate change at the COP27 climate summit this year
2 months ago
UN climate boss settles for no cuts on emissions
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Success or COP-out: How do this year's climate talks rate?

After two weeks of U.N. climate talks, negotiators agreed to one big decision, to create a fund to help developing countries suffering the impacts of climate change
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Climate promises 'have never been fully honored': UN General Assembly president

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke to Csaba Korosi, president of the UN General Assembly, about his takeaways from the COP27 climate conference, and the fallout from the Ukraine war.
2 months ago
Climate promises 'have never been fully honored': UN General Assembly president
2 months ago

Poll: Religious Americans less worried about climate change

A new Pew Research Center report explores how religion in the U.S. intersects with views on the environment and climate change
2 months ago
Poll: Religious Americans less worried about climate change
2 months ago

Inside the radical climate protest movement

ABC News' Patrick Reevell reports from London on Just Stop Oil activists who have taken drastic steps to raise the alarm on climate change despite facing backlash.
2 months ago
Inside the radical climate protest movement