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Letting tropical forests regrow naturally an effective and low-cost way to slow climate change

Tropical forests are among the best tools for fighting climate change and the loss of wild species - and research shows they recover surprisingly quickly: Tropical forests can regrow on abandoned lands and recover many of their old-growth features in as little as 10 to 20 years. ... Read more»

U.S. reps in Glasgow aim to bolster climate-rescue efforts at global conference

A delegation of Congressional Democrats including Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva told conference attendees Wednesday at the global climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, that the United States is not just talking, it is acting to reduce pollution, gird against vulnerabilities such as extreme storms, heat and flooding and demonstrate how major polluters can change. ... Read more»

COP 26 doesn’t look so hopeful for countries living the climate emergency

For those living on a small island or in the heart of drought-hit Africa, the progress at the climate talks in Glasgow does not seem so rosy as the flurry of announcements and political grandstanding of the first few days would suggest.... Read more»

Biden calls for 'decade of action' on climate, apologizes for exit from Paris Accord

President Biden, speaking at the United Nations climate conference in Glasgow, urged the international community to transition to clean energy and curb greenhouse gas emissions, and also apologized for his predecessor exiting the Paris Climate Accord. ... Read more»

Analysis

4 key issues to watch as world leaders prepare for the Glasgow climate summit

As negotiations get underway at the United Nations’ climate conference, COP26, where world leaders will be discussing how their countries will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving climate change, here’s what to watch for.... Read more»

'Breathtaking' lack of commitment as rich countries delay climate finance pledge to 2023

The United Kingdom will have to open COP 26 next week with a last-ditch bid to mobilize $100 billion per year from the world’s wealthiest nations after a diplomatic effort led by Canada and Germany failed to reach a funding target that was first promised in 2009.... Read more»

Indigenous leaders face barriers to UN climate conference

Indigenous leaders are largely being excluded from participation in the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference as the world grapples with escalating problems from floods, fires, heat, drought and other disasters.... Read more»