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World Nov 12Climate diplomats decide wording and the world as talks come to a close
Hours of negotiations over wording could seem like nit-picking but determined how firmly nations commit to steps to stave off climate change.
World Nov 10U.S. and China agree to framework to tackle climate issues
In separate news conferences, Chinese climate envoy Xie Zhenhua and U.S. counterpart John Kerry said the two countries would work together to accelerate the emissions reductions required to meet the temperature goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement.
World Nov 10China and U.S. promise more climate cooperation at COP26 talks
China and the United States have pledged to increase cooperation on climate action in a joint declaration at U.N. climate talks in Glasgow.
World Nov 10COP26 draft agreement conveys ‘alarm and concern’
In a significant move, countries would urge one another to “accelerate the phasing out of coal and subsidies for fossil fuels” in the draft, though it has no explicit reference to ending the use of oil and gas.
World Nov 09Rich and poor nations confront divides over money and trust
It’s time for the “high level” negotiations, when government ministers or other senior diplomats swoop in to make the political decisions that are supposed to break the technical logjams.
World Nov 09In COP26 climate talks, rich and poor nations face a divide
It's time for high-level diplomats to start working to settle the several key outstanding issues in international climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland. Days are ticking down to Friday's deadline, and there are still big gaps on many issues.
World Nov 03Bangladesh’s villages bear the brutal cost of climate change
Impacts of climate change from more frequent cyclones to tidal flooding are devastating Bangladesh, where an estimated 30 million people may be displaced from the coast.
World Apr 20Indian hospitals buckle amid virus surge
India's health system is collapsing under the worst surge in coronavirus infections that it has seen so far.
Health Feb 17How will we know we’ve reached herd immunity for COVID-19?
Health officials around the world are racing to vaccinate enough people to stop the spread of COVID-19, but what qualifies as “enough” is still an open question.
Health Feb 06Unwilling to wait, poorer countries seek their own vaccines
Unlike past disease outbreaks, where less wealthy countries have generally waited for vaccines to be delivered by the U.N. and other organizations, many are now taking matters into their own hands. Experts are increasingly concerned that these go-it-alone efforts could…