As envoys prepared to take their seats to adopt the accord on Saturday night, an unresolved dispute over coal threatened to derail it, and most of the people in the room had no idea.
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Success will be determined by the future actions of the governments that thrashed it out the deal, according to the summit’s U.K. hosts, participants and observers.
Experts say that burning plastic in cement kilns, a practice firms are promoting, emits harmful emissions and amounts to swapping one dirty fuel for another.
Countries must make "strong, rapid and sustained reductions" in methane emissions in addition to slashing carbon dioxide emissions, the report said.
While residents have dutifully packaged up their trash, expecting it to be put to a green use, many have been left disappointed.
A U.S. refinery cleanup of the size and scope of the one in Philadelphia has no known precedent, remediation experts said.
Dozens of U.S.-based climate scientists shifted their research to France, or sought refuge in academia or in left-leaning states after Donald Trump was elected in 2016.
For several years, Fawn Sharp has seen her tribe on the coastline of Washington state lurch from crisis to crisis: rising sea levels have flooded the Quinault Indian Nation’s main village, and its staple sockeye salmon in nearby rivers have all but disappeared — ...
For two years, President Barack Obama has used his executive power to impose new rules to cut carbon emissions, targeting cars and power plants, buoying environmentalists and infuriating industry. His latest foray — regulating commercial aviation — had the opposite effect. On Wednesday, the administration took ...
A year ago, President Barack Obama sought to mobilize the United States behind a grand plan: fight climate change by slashing carbon pollution at home, while prodding other countries to follow. A key part of that strategy was for the nation to stop using public ...