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Closing the climate talks, 'rays of light'
The 23rd annual " Conference of Parties " (or COP23, in UN-speak) closed Friday with two key messages: The 195 countries signing the Paris Agreement (yes, that includes the United States, albeit quietly) remain committed to a collective framework on international climate action, […]
Nov. 18: Rural unrest in Big Pig country; Bonn voyage to climate ambition
We ran our biggest series of the year this week, Peak Pig—a look at the serious changes in hog production over the past few decades and the effect consolidation and massive growth has had on rural communities across the U.S. When I was reporting on the series, professor and […]
Climate talks close with Trump administration on one track, world on another
Two weeks of climate talks end in Bonn, Germany, with no breakthroughs but no new roadblocks to fulfilling the 2015 Paris climate accord. […]
COP23: Should climate summits always happen in Bonn?
In the conclusion of our COP Secret series, we ask delegates whether this year's co-hosting between Germany and Fiji has worked, or if it has amounted to mere tokenization. Could this set-up be replicated in the future? […]
China flexes its muscle as climate talks near end with slow progress
At the first climate talks of the Trump era, a coalition of developing countries, with China at its centre, won small but significant victories. […]
COP23: Alliance pledges an end to coal; other key summit goals unmet
19-nation pledge would reduce coal use by 3 percent; COP23 failed to see developed nations ramp up carbon targets, or offer real pathway for financing climate aid to developing nations. […]
‘Planet at a crossroads’: climate summit makes progress but leaves much to do
The UN negotiations in Bonn lay the groundwork for implementing the landmark Paris deal, but tough decisions lay ahead. […]
Reuters finds 3,810 U.S. areas with lead poisoning - double Flint’s
This data allows the public its first hyper-local look at communities where children tested positive for lead exposure in recent years. […]
In landmark ruling, court orders paint companies to pay to clean lead paint out of California homes.
A California appeals court orders paint companies to pay for lead paint abatement in millions of homes. […]
Highs and lows of the Bonn climate talks – in pictures
The successes and disappointments this week in Germany, where the world's nations gathered for the 23rd annual conference of the parties to prevent dangerous global warming. […]
Europe - UN climate talks draw to a close as US holds firm on fossil fuels
UN negotiations on implementing the Paris climate change agreement wrapped up on Friday after two weeks of talks that were slowed down by the United States defending the use of fossil fuels. […]
A Regional Funder’s Commitment to a Post-Fossil Fuel South
One crucial, often overlooked type of environmental funding is the work of empowering communities to shape what comes after fossil fuels, especially in areas historically dependent on them. […]
Coca-Cola Holidays are Coming advert is spectacularly trolled by Greenpeace to highlight plastic pollution
The environmental charity's ad calls out Coke for the part they play in endangering marine life. […]
What if You Knew Alzheimer’s Was Coming for You?
Simple blood tests may soon be able to deliver alarming news about your cognitive health. […]
Line streets with trees to prevent serious asthma attacks, say scientists
Asthma hospital admissions could be cut dramatically by lining streets with trees, the largest ever study has found. […]