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Saturday, December 12, 2015
UN climate-saving deal 'sure,' but pitfalls ahead
Sleep-starved envoys tasked with staving off catastrophic climate change are on track to seal a historic accord, the French hosts of U.N. talks said Friday although the biggest pitfalls were yet to be cleared.
Climate change is the last thing on Maya Puspita Sari's mind as she tucks into a steak and splurges on ice cream, products that were once a luxury but are now a growing staple in the diets of millions of Indonesians.
Pacific's Atomic bomb refugees now face the climate threat
Almost 70 years ago, the people of Bikini Atoll left their homes to allow U.S. nuclear testing, now the Pacific islanders' descendants say they must move again -- because climate change has rendered their new home uninhabitable.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Climate talks go into overtime, deal expected Saturday
Sleep-starved envoys tasked with saving mankind from catastrophic climate change aim to wrap up a historic Paris accord on Saturday after battling through a second all-night session of UN talks, the French hosts said.
Beijing's first-ever red alert for smog was lifted Thursday, as blue skies and sunshine replaced the thick haze that covered the city for days.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Environmental groups expressed frustration Wednesday after a key Pacific fishing industry meeting failed to adopt measures to protect vulnerable tuna species from overfishing.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
China alerts spread as Beijing besieged by smog
Pollution red alerts spread to more Chinese cities, state media reported Wednesday as Beijing entered its third day of heavy smog, with officials warning poor conditions could last until Saturday in some places.
Global carbon dioxide emissions may be dropping ever so slightly this year, spurred by a dramatic plunge in Chinese pollution, according to a surprising new study released Monday.
Peruvian farmer takes climate change battle to Europe courtroom
The soft murmur of water trickling from a glacier in the Peruvian Andes into the pale blue lake below is broken by the roar of a chunk of ice breaking off.
Fighting climate change with 'poop power'
The stench of clogged toilets fills the air at the U.S. capital's wastewater treatment facility. And for good reason -- it's one of the world's largest projects to transform human waste into electricity.
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