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May 03, 2016
UN chief names choices for top UN environments posts
The newly-appointed head of the U.N. environment agency said Tuesday he wants to change the organization to relate more to ...
April 26, 2016
UN agency: El Nino droughts may get even worse
The U.N.'s humanitarian aid agency says the El Nino weather phenomenon has affected 60 million people worldwide and is ...
April 15, 2016
UN says record 155 countries to sign climate agreement
A record 155 countries will sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at a ceremony at U.N. headquarters on April ...
April 14, 2016
UN climate panel to explore 1.5-degree warming goal
The U.N.'s scientific panel on climate change will write a special report on how to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees ...
April 11, 2016
Drowning history: Sea level rise threatens US historic sites
With scientists forecasting sea levels to rise by anywhere from several inches to several feet by 2100, historic structures ...
April 09, 2016
UN praises China's leadership in climate change deal
The United Nations has commended China's "continued strong leadership" for backing a landmark international agreement to curb ...
March 24, 2016
Feds reject Exxon Mobil bid to block shareholder proposal
The Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected Exxon Mobil's bid to block a shareholder proposal that would require it ...
March 21, 2016
UN: After hot 2015, new normal is hotter world temperatures
Hotter weather appears to be here to stay, El Nino or not, the U.N. weather agency said Monday, warning that the Paris ...
March 12, 2016
Climate chief expects 80-100 signatures on landmark treaty
The official in charge of global climate negotiations says between 80 and 100 countries are expected to sign the landmark ...
March 07, 2016
Climate chief: It's time for a woman to lead United Nations
The United Nations' lead official on climate change says the next U.N. leader should be a woman, but she has no plans to seek ...
February 18, 2016
AP-NORC Poll: Pope Francis popular, but influence limited
Pope Francis' comments Thursday that Donald Trump is "not a Christian" if he supports a wall along the Mexican border put the ...
February 17, 2016
Migrants find refuge 'north of the middle of nowhere'
After hiding below the horizon for two long months, the sun has finally risen in Hammerfest, casting a pale pink hue over the ...
February 11, 2016
French govt reshuffle makes Ayrault the new foreign minister
Former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, a low-key veteran of the Socialist Party much acquainted with German culture, will ...
January 20, 2016
US: 2015 was Earth's hottest by a wide margin
Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record — it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.
January 14, 2016
World Economic Forum warns of growing array of global risks
The global economy faces an array of risks, from natural disasters related to climate change to the rise of the Islamic State ...
December 24, 2015
Paris climate goals mean emissions need to drop below zero
If governments are serious about the global warming targets they adopted in Paris, scientists say they have two options: ...
December 15, 2015
India worries it compromised too much on climate treaty
As the world celebrates reaching an unprecedented global climate treaty, India is praising nations' willingness to compromise ...
December 15, 2015
France: Expect pressure to stick to climate pledges
France's foreign minister says the nearly 200 countries that signed up to a global climate deal should expect heavy pressure ...
December 14, 2015
Businesses get climate certainty they wanted; now for action
With the new global climate deal, businesses around the world got the long-term certainty that they had been clamoring for ...
December 14, 2015
UN wants world leaders to sign climate deal on April 22
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday he is inviting world leaders to the United Nations on April 22 — Earth Day — to ...