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Kirsten James: California’s water solutions discussed at international climate talks

The recent international climate talks in Bonn included a day dedicated to water action, with many of the solutions presented reflecting those being pursued in California.

Pompeo, Koch ally and Paris climate critic, tipped as US secretary of state

Rex Tillerson is headed for the exit, according to reports, to be replaced by a vocal opponent of climate action.

Megan Darby: Sexual harassment at UN talks weakens the fight against climate change

'Zero tolerance' only works when victims feel comfortable coming forward. Meanwhile smart, passionate women are driven away from the UN process.

Pieter Nuboer: How to build a climate resilient Asia beyond COP23

Climate change is a ticking time-bomb—and nowhere will be harder hit than Asia. So what can companies and governments do to build resilience against climate change?

Combining Tradition and Modern Science to Survive Climate Change in the Pacific Islands

A network of protected and locally managed marine areas that began as a tool to ensure food security could also increase Fiji's resilience in the face of climate change.

Trump didn't blow up the climate summit. What did happen in Bonn?

Canada and the rest of the world have punted a lot of the hard work on climate change ahead, leaving a massive "to-do" list for 2018.

Latest climate talks actually made progress despite US obstinacy

While the US tried to promote “clean coal" at the COP23 Bonn climate meeting, other countries called for the dirty fossil fuel to be rapidly phased out.

Why is Fiji selling out its coastlines?

A mining project at the mouth of Fiji's second biggest river undermines the government's stated commitment to green development.

A Dispatch From Bonn: "1.5 To Stay Alive"

The difference between 1.5 and 2 degrees may seem minor, but for low-lying island nations at this year's U.N. climate talks in Bonn, Germany, it could be the key to survival.

Can Carbon-Dioxide Removal Save the World?

CO₂ could soon reach levels that, it’s widely agreed, will lead to catastrophe.

Nov. 18: Rural unrest in Big Pig country; Bonn voyage to climate ambition

Welcome to the weekend! We spent the week showcasing rural unrest and the impact of Big Pig in the United States. World leaders in Bonn fell short in producing a robust Paris rulebook.

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