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6 months after climate summit: Where to find progress in a dangerous & divided world

Six months ago, negotiators at the United Nations’ Glasgow climate summit celebrated new commitments to lower global greenhouse gas emissions - today, the world looks ever more complex but there are areas to watch for progress and cooperation.... Read more»

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Rethinking air conditioning amid climate change

Scientists have come to realize that the Montreal Protocol of 1987 - which phased out the use of chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons by the cooling and refrigeration industry - might have traded an immediate problem for a long-term one.... Read more»

Air pollution from western wildfires could triple by end of century

Multiple climate models predict air pollution from wildfires across the western U.S. could as much as triple by 2100 without climate change mitigation efforts, and fine particle pollution over the U.S. Pacific Northwest will increase under all scenarios, even under strong mitigations.... Read more»

SEC climate rule would force companies to disclose emissions

Environmental advocacy groups are celebrating a proposal from the US Securities and Exchange Commission that would require publicly traded companies to share with their investors the risks their companies face from climate change and their greenhouse gas emissions.... Read more»

5 ways climate change will affect plants and animals

Scientists have provided another reminder that, when it comes to climate change, we’re all in this together - here are five new findings that scientists have made recently about wildlife and climate change.... Read more»

45% of Americans don’t believe humans cause climate change, poll shows

Nearly half of Americans still don’t think climate change is caused by human activities, but Democrats were far less likely than Republicans to hold those views, a new VICE News and Guardian poll has found. ... Read more»

Arizona Latina moms, environmental advocates fight air pollution with electric school bus

In one west Phoenix neighborhood, several Latina moms came together in a grassroots organization that works to spark environmental change in Latinx communities to help their kids by targeting the air-fouling diesel school buses their children ride each day.... Read more»

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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»

What’s the word? Climate lingo demystified

The climate crisis is taking center stage, with deadly hurricanes, torrential rains, and wildfires, but it can be hard to grasp the jargon that accompanies a warming world, so WhoWhatWhy has collected and clarified 14 of the terms you’re likely to see in coming months. ... Read more»

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Climate change is sabotaging education for America’s students – and it’s only going to get worse

As humans continue to unleash greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, fires, hurricanes, floods, droughts and heat waves are intensifying - in some cases forcing kids to flee their classrooms, and school buildings and budgets aren’t up to the task of weathering climate disasters.... Read more»

Mexican scientists scale up solar-powered water treatment tech

Scientists in Mexico are cleaning polluted waterways with solar power, thus offsetting the carbon footprint of water treatment — and they're making moves to scale the technology up even bigger. ... Read more»

The water cycle is intensifying as the climate warms – that means more intense storms and flooding

A recent report documents an increase in both wet and dry extremes over most regions around the globe, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the water cycle has been intensifying and will continue to intensify as the planet warms. ... Read more»

Biden pushes for more electric vehicles, tighter emission standards

Backed by automakers and in stark contrast to the rollbacks of the last administration, the president is proposing an aggressive agenda with tightened emission standards and a goal of making 50% of all vehicles sold in 2030 electric. ... Read more»

Commuting times, costs fell sharply during pandemic year

Cities across Arizona and the U.S. saw drops of 50% or more in the number of hours and dollars they wasted sitting in traffic, and a reduction in gasoline burned while idling in a traffic jam, as the COVID-19 pandemic led to sharp drops in commuting and subsequent declines in traffic congestion.... Read more»

The climate crisis is a crime that should be prosecuted

Fossil fuel companies lied for decades about climate change, and humanity is paying the price. Shouldn’t those lies be central to the public narrative?... Read more»1

Spinning Obama’s climate change plan

President Barack Obama’s climate change plan had both sides busy spinning data.... Read more»

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