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Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 12:35 PM CDT

UN Chief Warns Paris Climate Goals Still Not Enough

UN Chief Warns Paris Climate Goals Still Not Enough

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took his global message urging immediate climate action to officials gathered in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, where production of hydrocarbons remains a key driver...

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 at 07:08 PM CDT

Jet Stream Blasting Europe With Heat Could Be 'New Normal'

Jet Stream Blasting Europe With Heat Could Be 'New Normal'

An oppressive heat wave baked Western Europe this week, setting record high temperatures in France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic. In India, a severe drought has choked water supplies in the city of...

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 at 05:28 PM CDT

Oregon Republican Senators End Walkout Over Carbon Bill

Oregon Republican Senators End Walkout Over Carbon Bill

Republican lawmakers returned to the Oregon Senate on Saturday, ending an acrimonious nine-day walkout over a carbon emissions bill that would have been the second such legislation in the nation. The boycott...

Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 at 01:38 AM CDT

40 Tons of Fishing Nets Retrieved in Pacific Ocean Cleanup

40 Tons of Fishing Nets Retrieved in Pacific Ocean Cleanup

In a mission to clean up trash floating in the ocean, environmentalists pulled 40 tons (36 metric tons) of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Mariners on a...

Tuesday, Jul 9, 2019 at 10:27 AM CDT

AI Can Help Lessen Dangers of Climate Change, Industry Leaders Say

AI Can Help Lessen Dangers of Climate Change, Industry Leaders Say

Almost everyone agrees that humans caused climate change, and now some scientists and business leaders say it will take superhumans to help fix it. A study co-written by leading academics and business...

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 04:07 PM CDT

Smoke From US Wildfires Boosting Health Risk for Millions

Smoke From US Wildfires Boosting Health Risk for Millions

Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike...

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 02:22 PM CDT

Climate Activists Dress as Pikachu and Rally Outside of Japanese Embassy in Manila

Climate Activists Dress as Pikachu and Rally Outside of Japanese Embassy in Manila

Filipino activists from the climate-change group 350.org dressed as Pikachu, the famous Japanese cartoon character, to call on the Japanese government to stop financing coal projects as the country prepares...

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019 at 03:41 PM CDT

Calls Increase for Democrats to Face Climate Change in Miami

Calls Increase for Democrats to Face Climate Change in Miami

Rising sea levels could threaten the very existence of Miami and much of the rest of South Florida, and Democrats are facing calls to confront climate change squarely during this week's presidential debates...

Monday, Jun 24, 2019 at 06:45 AM CDT

Medical Groups Warn Climate Change Is a 'Health Emergency'

Medical Groups Warn Climate Change Is a 'Health Emergency'

As Democratic presidential hopefuls prepare for their first 2020 primary debate this week, 74 medical and public health groups aligned on Monday to push for a series of consensus commitments to combat climate...

Monday, Jun 24, 2019 at 07:35 AM CDT

Device to Trap Plastic Waste in Pacific Ocean Relaunches

Device to Trap Plastic Waste in Pacific Ocean Relaunches

A floating device designed to catch plastic waste has been redeployed in a second attempt to clean up a huge island of trash swirling in the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii. Boyan Slat, creator...

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