Utility turned disaster into road map for climate change

As global temperatures creep higher and the risk of deadly wildfires grows, utilities in the West are struggling to respond to the threat.
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Fewer children, fewer climate risks? Niger ponders a controversial option

Very high birthrates in places like Niger mean the country's own limited resources must be shared among more people - a particular problem as climate change disrupts farming and herding, threatening food supplies.


Baptism by toxic water: Mine waste, sewage threaten South Africa's worshippers

At Fleurhof dam, one of many water sources across South Africa of spiritual significance, children run along the water carrying green and blue flags representing their churches. But researchers and scientists warn that contamination from nearby open mine sewage and waste puts worshippers at risk of water poisoning.


Pope warns energy bosses of global destruction without fuel shift

Pope Francis warned that climate change risked destroying humanity on Saturday and called on energy leaders to help the world to convert to clean fuels to avert catastrophe.

Americans who accept climate change outnumber those who don’t 5 to 1

Seventy percent of Americans now accept that climate change is happening, outnumbering those who don't by a 5 to 1 ratio, according to a new survey by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.


Michael Morell and Benjamin Haas: Trump can redeem himself on climate change. Here’s how.

Congress has now affirmed its belief in climate change, and the president has an opportunity.
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