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As climate envoy, John Kerry faces tough path

As the first presidential envoy for climate, he wants to persuade world leaders to “do what the science tells us.” With global climate talks less than two months away, he faces a tough path.
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Joe Manchin will craft U.S. climate plan

Joe Manchin, the powerful West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate energy panel and earned half a million dollars last year from coal production, is preparing to remake President Biden's climate legislation in a way that tosses a lifeline to the fossil fuel industry.

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United Nations warns of ‘catastrophic pathway’ with current climate pledges

An accounting of promises made by countries in the years since the Paris accord found that they are not enough to avoid drastic impacts from climate change.
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As climate change fears grow, a real fight over fake turf

A city’s decision to replace actual grass with a synthetic version sets off a conflict over the possible environmental and health risks of the move.
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The promise of carbon-neutral steel

A new manufacturing technique could drastically reduce the footprint of one of our dirtiest materials.
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Exxon, Chevron, BP and others called to testify on climate disinformation

Executives from Exxon, Shell, BP and others are being called to testify in Congress next month after a secret recording this year exposed an Exxon official boasting of such efforts.
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Report: Most nations fall far short in plans to curb warming

Nearly every nation is coming up short — most of them far short — in their efforts to fight climate change, and the world is unlikely to hold warming to the internationally agreed-upon limit, according to a new scientific report.
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Late-night shows are teaming up to tackle climate change

Seven of TV’s most popular late-night programs and hosts, including Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Samantha Bee, plan to address the subject on the night of Sept. 22.
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The rate of global warming during next 25 years could be double what it was in the previous 50, a renowned climate scientist warns

Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen urged Congress decades ago to act on climate change. Now he says he expects reduced aerosol pollution to lead to a steep temperature rise.

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Scientists are racing to harvest ice cores as global warming melts glaciers faster

Scientists are racing to collect ice cores - along with long-frozen records they hold of climate cycles - as global warming melts glaciers and ice sheets.

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Unraveling the mysteries hidden in vast glacier caves

A group of scientists and adventure athletes are venturing into icy labyrinths to study their relationships with glacial melting and climate change.
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Experts warn first-ever rain in Greenland ice sheet shows risks of climate change

Rain poured on the highest point of the Greenland ice sheet for the first time in recorded history in August. It didn't even make the news.

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Why we’re experiencing so many unusually hot summer nights

Across the U.S., nights are warming faster than days because of climate change, and this effect is amplified in cities.
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Maine will make companies pay for recycling. Here’s how it works.

The law aims to take the cost burden of recycling away from taxpayers. One environmental advocate said the change could be “transformative.”
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Boston ranks 6th for the intensity of its heat islands

In some of Boston’s heat islands, conditions are so oppressive that on the hottest days, residents are more likely to experience heat stroke, asthma, and in some cases, death.
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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

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