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May 27, 2022, 11:02 PM

California, New Zealand announce climate change partnership

The leaders of California and New Zealand have signed a pledge agreeing to help fight climate change
May 27, 2022, 11:02 PM
California, New Zealand announce climate change partnership
May 26, 2022, 4:56 PM

At Davos, climate activists say major issues ignored

Climate activists are reflecting on discussions during this week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
May 26, 2022, 4:56 PM
At Davos, climate activists say major issues ignored
May 24, 2022, 10:25 PM

Exxon Mobil must face environmental allegations, court rules

A court ruled the state attorney general can pursue a civil lawsuit that accused Exxon Mobil of misleading investors about its products and their impact on the climate.
May 24, 2022, 10:25 PM
Exxon Mobil must face environmental allegations, court rules
May 23, 2022, 5:51 PM

Contractor quitting puts Shell in spotlight over climate

Shell says it wants to cut emissions while tapping new sources of fossil fuel.
May 23, 2022, 5:51 PM
May 22, 2022, 4:41 PM

Climate to conflict, Davos' post-COVID return has full plate

The much-ballyhooed World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alpine town of Davos gets underway this week after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic
May 22, 2022, 4:41 PM
May 22, 2022, 4:34 PM

EXPLAINER: What are the key climate themes at Davos?

It will be the World Economic Forum's first in-person gathering in two years.
May 22, 2022, 4:34 PM
EXPLAINER: What are the key climate themes at Davos?
May 21, 2022, 8:02 PM

Parris Island wages battles, not war, against climate change

A DoD-funded “resiliency review” finds Parris Island facing growing threats.
May 21, 2022, 8:02 PM
May 21, 2022, 7:18 PM

GOP directs culture war fury toward green investing trend

Wall Street efforts to consider environmental risk are growing.
May 21, 2022, 7:18 PM
May 13, 2022, 2:20 AM

Study shows pollen season will be longer and more intense due to climate change

New research shows climate change is worsening the spring allergy season. ABC News' Alex Presha reports.
May 13, 2022, 2:20 AM
Study shows pollen season will be longer and more intense due to climate change
May 12, 2022, 1:36 PM

2 companies bid $315M to develop wind power off Carolinas

The U.S. Department of the Interior says two energy companies bid a combined $315 million in an auction for the rights to produce power from wind energy in two areas off the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina
May 12, 2022, 1:36 PM
2 companies bid $315M to develop wind power off Carolinas
May 12, 2022, 1:20 PM

Millions in East Africa face famine triggered by drought

ABC News' Matt Gutman reports from Kenya on the drought affecting countries in East Africa, which is exacerbating the hunger crisis and impacting more than 20 million people.
May 12, 2022, 1:20 PM
Millions in East Africa face famine triggered by drought
May 12, 2022, 7:51 AM

Climate crisis contributes to famine across Africa

At least 15 million people across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are on the verge of starvation due to drought, according to nonprofit group Save the Children.
May 12, 2022, 7:51 AM
Climate crisis contributes to famine across Africa
May 12, 2022, 6:23 AM

Global climate crisis brings famine to Africa

Nonprofit group Save the Children reports that nearly 15 million people across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are already on the verge of starvation, half of them are children.
May 12, 2022, 6:23 AM
Global climate crisis brings famine to Africa
May 5, 2022, 8:17 AM

Aspen ski resort wants cleaner energy, less methane to combat climate change

ABC News’ Rob Marciano reports on the impact of methane on climate change and how winter sports facilities like Aspen Ski Company have a stake in encouraging clean energy.
May 5, 2022, 8:17 AM
Aspen ski resort wants cleaner energy, less methane to combat climate change
May 3, 2022, 7:35 AM

Heat wave sparks blackouts, questions on India's coal usage

An unusually early and brutal heat wave is scorching parts of India, where acute power shortages are affecting millions as demand for electricity surges to record levels
May 3, 2022, 7:35 AM
Heat wave sparks blackouts, questions on India's coal usage
1 month ago

Photos show alarming climate change effects

New before and after images of Lake Mead from 2020 and 2021 show the depth of the shrinking lake, which serves as a water supply for millions in Arizona, California and Nevada.
1 month ago
Photos show alarming climate change effects
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Climate activist's domestic terrorism sentence could set precedent

ABC News' Devin Dwyer reports on how eco-extremists labeled domestic terrorists could impact the future of protests in the U.S.
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Climate activist's domestic terrorism sentence could set precedent
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Global warming may increase risk of infectious diseases

Climate change is likely to increase the number of viral transmissions across species, posing further risk to other animals and humans, according to a study published in Nature.
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Global warming may increase risk of infectious diseases
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Climate change could increase risk of infectious disease transmission across species, scientists say

Scientists now believe that global warming will significantly increase the number of viral transmissions across species in the coming decades.
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Climate change could increase risk of infectious disease transmission, scientists say
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Indigenous climate efforts vital to fight against environmental destruction

The Indigenous-led Land Back movement has become a climate justice tool for activists.
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Indigenous climate efforts vital to fight against environmental destruction
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Indigenous groups fight climate change by getting their 'land back’

Native and Indigenous tribes are using traditional skills on reacquired ancestral land to combat climate change.
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Indigenous groups fight climate change by getting their 'land back’
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China promotes coal in setback for efforts to cut emissions

The ruling Communist Party is trying to revive a sluggish economy.
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Kids take action on Earth Day

Children across the country were involved in a variety of activities to mark Earth Day.
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Kids take action on Earth Day
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NASA Administrator Bill Nelson speaks on Earth Information Center, climate monitoring program in development

At NASA's Earth Day Celebration in Washington, D.C., NASA administrator Bill Nelson spoke about the newly funded Earth Information Center.
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NASA administrator speaks on climate-monitoring program
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Eco-anxiety among teenagers is growing

This is what climate anxiety looks like for 18 high school students.
1 month ago
Climate anxiety and high school: How young people are coping
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National Park Week: Why the conservation of these 'living laboratories' is so important

The survival of national parks -- and the landscapes and ecosystems they house -- is precarious as global warming continues.
1 month ago
Why it is so important to conserve national parks
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Celebrating Earth Day from the sequoia treetops

ABC News' Kayna Whitworth joins scientists and arborists using ropes to climb up sequoias, allowing them to access tree canopies and check for decay as forests face threats from climate change.
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Celebrating Earth Day from the sequoia treetops
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Inside the White House's plans to fight climate change

President Joe Biden signed an executive order to protect more of the nation’s forests on Earth Day. White House national climate adviser Gina McCarthy explains Biden’s larger climate goals.
1 month ago
Inside the White House's plans to fight climate change
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Healed sea turtle released to mark Earth Day in Florida Keys

A rehabilitated green sea turtle has been released back to the ocean from the Florida Keys to mark Earth Day
1 month ago
Healed sea turtle released to mark Earth Day in Florida Keys
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How climate is a casualty of the war in Ukraine

The war in Ukraine doesn’t just have human costs, experts say it’s wreaking havoc on the country’s ecology. Carroll Muffett, the CEO of the Center for International Environmental Law, explains.
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How climate is a casualty of the war in Ukraine
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Climate Change: Saving tomorrow

Cash Daniels hopes to collect 1 million pounds of litter in 2022 to help the teen's community in Tennesse along with other teen environmentalists, "The CleanUp Kids".
1 month ago
Climate Change: Saving tomorrow
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Youth-led climate change lawsuits are increasing across the country

"Youth often feel obligated to do this because of the pure fact that we are young and we need this protection," said Grace Gibson-Snyder, an 18-year-old plaintiff.
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Youth-led climate change lawsuits are increasing nationwide
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Big greenhouse gas state taking biggest climate step yet

More than two years after he started work on it, Gov. Tom Wolf is set to enact the centerpiece of his plan to fight climate change
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Big greenhouse gas state taking biggest climate step yet
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Europe saw warmest summer on record in 2021

Scientists say last summer was the hottest summer on record in Europe, with temperatures 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the average for the previous three decades
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Europe saw warmest summer on record in 2021
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Florida seeks 100% renewable electricity by 2050

Florida utilities would gradually increase their renewable electricity, reaching 100% by 2050 under a proposed rule unveiled by the state’s agriculture commissioner
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Florida seeks 100% renewable electricity by 2050
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How experts say farmers can reduce greenhouse gases from agriculture

The key to curbing the greenhouse gas emissions that come from the agriculture industry may be hidden beneath the surface.
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How experts say farmers can reduce greenhouse gases from agriculture
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Why protecting national parks from climate change is critical

There are 423 national parks in the U.S. -- with at least one in every state.
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Why protecting national parks from climate change is critical
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Batteries, solar, wind and hydropower: Why renewable energy is essential to curbing climate change

The pace in which the world needs to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy is becoming increasingly urgent.
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Why renewable energy is essential to curbing climate change
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Ranchers, conservationists race to save Colorado River

Nearly two decades of drought has led the Colorado River to top the American Rivers U.S.'s most endangered rivers list. Stakeholders who depend on its water are scrambling to adapt.
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Ranchers, conservationists race to save Colorado River
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Apple partners with Dr. Jane Goodall to confront the climate crisis

ABC News' Linsey Davis speaks with Dr. Jane Goodall and Apple's Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson on a new effort to promote recycling old iPhones.
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Apple partners with Dr. Jane Goodall to confront the climate crisis
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Colorado River is America's most endangered; ranchers work to combat climate change

The Colorado River is at the top of the endangered rivers list, and ranchers who have depended on its freshwater are scrambling to adapt.
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Colorado River America's most endangered; ranchers work to combat climate change
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Sustainable companies combat the carbon footprint of fast fashion

Fashion contributes up to 10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and much of this is generated by clothing production. A few companies are putting sustainability at the center of its brand.
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Sustainable companies combat the carbon footprint of fast fashion
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Colorado River named country’s ‘most endangered’

ABC News’ Kayna Whitworth reports on the unprecedented crisis facing the Colorado River and how it could impact millions of people across seven states and two countries.
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Colorado River named country’s ‘most endangered’
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Urgent push to save the endangered Colorado River

Water levels of the Colorado River, which flows through seven states and serves 40 million people across the West, have fallen 20% since 2000.
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Urgent push to save the endangered Colorado River
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The Colorado River is one of the country's most endangered rivers

It is a major freshwater source for over 40 million people.
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The Colorado River is one of the country's most endangered rivers
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Video game industry taking steps to fight climate change

A U.N. initiative is bringing video game companies together to tackle environmental issues through play.
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Video game industry taking steps to fight climate change
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A look inside Biden’s climate agenda

ABC News’ Ginger Zee examines how President Joe Biden plans to combat climate change on "This Week."
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A look inside Biden’s climate agenda
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6 arrested in UK after oil tanker climate protest

British police say six people were arrested after climate change activists climbed onto an oil tanker in central London to protest investments in fossil fuel
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6 arrested in UK after oil tanker climate protest
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Climate activists block London bridges, UK oil terminals

Climate-change protesters have snarled traffic by blocking four London bridges
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Climate activists block London bridges, UK oil terminals
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It’s not too late: Solar solutions to curb effects of climate change

ABC News’ Ginger Zee takes a look at wearable solar-powered technology and unique products to capture solar energy to help combat climate change.
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It’s not too late: Solar solutions to curb effects of climate change