The postponement, expected to be approved, could result in national recovery plans with high environmental costs, some diplomats say.
There is a critically important role for independent international oversight on the self-reporting of another country on a problem that threatens the U.S. and the world - climate change.
The shelter-in-place orders in New Jersey, and beyond, has resulted in a 30 percent drop in Nitrogen Dioxide over the Northeastern United States in March 2020, compared to the average of the previous five years, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
This is the year that all countries are due to update their climate targets under the 2015 Paris Agreement, and all eyes are on the world's biggest industrialized countries: Will they strengthen their targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions?
As many as 22 new coal plants - one of the dirtiest power sources - will arise at 17 sites across Japan, just as the world must slash emissions to fight warming.
In an effort to bolster our health, we may be exposed to compounds that harm us. New research says physicians need to recognize and explain this hidden risk to patients.
Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unpaid bills and energy shutoffs in many vulnerable US households. Indiana University researchers warn we need to act now to avoid yet another health emergency.