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As countries begin rolling out plans to restart their economies, the three biggest producers of planet-warming gases — the European Union, the United States and China — are writing scripts that push humanity in very different directions.

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Trump announces end of US relationship with World Health Organization

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization, a move he has threatened throughout the coronavirus pandemic and one that earned quick criticism from both sides of the aisle.

Next UN climate summit to be delayed to November 2021, UK hosts propose

The Cop26 negotiations in Glasgow, UK, are likely to be held a full year later than planned, to allow time to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control

U.N. delays crucial climate summit for a year, cites pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the United Nations to delay until late 2021 a crucial climate summit that had been scheduled for Britain this year, officials said on Thursday.

Caroline Lucas,Laura Sandys: The 'old normal' wasn't good enough. It's time for a green economy

As the host of the next international climate summit, COP26, the UK has a great responsibility to drive an intensification of climate and nature action around the world.


Britain, host of U.N. climate talks, proposes full-year pandemic delay

The postponement, expected to be approved, could result in national recovery plans with high environmental costs, some diplomats say.

Climate Cardinals website enlists students to translate climate change information, earn community service hours

“I’m kind of freaking out,” said Sophia Kianni, 18, a high school senior and activist from Virginia who came up with the idea for the nonprofit Climate Cardinals during her time in quarantine to fight the coronavirus. “The number of signups keeps going up by the minute.”

How Coronavirus impacts climate change

The pandemic is so disruptive that it can be measured in the planetary metrics of climate change.

Forests are vanishing more slowly, but not slowly enough

A United Nations report says Africa and South America lost the most trees in the past decade, but the data don’t show the whole picture.

U.N. seeks billions to avert coronavirus famines

The United Nations tripled the size of its humanitarian aid appeal, citing a global food shortage created by the virus. And in India, a lethal gas leak may have resulted from a rush to reopen a chemical plant.

The Trump administration is reversing nearly 100 environmental rules. Here's the full list

A New York Times analysis found more than 60 environmental policies officially rolled back under Mr. Trump and another 34 rollbacks still in progress.

Greta Thunberg asks UN to back lawsuit against Germany and others

Greta Thunberg launched a formal complaint against five countries for backing fossil-fuels and endangering children. Minors face ''increased death and disease'' as a result of climate change, she and 15 others warned.

The world order is dead. Here's how to build a new one for a post-coronavirus era

U.S. and world leaders have a chance to craft an international system that works for this era. But they have to avoid the mistakes of the past.

Coronavirus: Use COVID-19 pandemic to 'rebuild our world for the better', UN chief says

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has challenged leaders to use the coronavirus pandemic to "rebuild our world for the better" by also working together to tackle other global threats such as climate change.

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