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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 08WATCH: Obama addresses COP26
Obama's appearance on the sidelines of the talks is meant to remind governments of the elation that surrounded the striking of the Paris accord.
World Nov 08WATCH: Obama speaks at COP26 climate talks
Barack Obama is expressing confidence that the Biden administration will ultimately get its $555 billion climate package through Congress.
World Nov 02China envoy defends emissions at climate summit, criticizes U.S. under Trump
China's dependence on coal power helps make it the biggest current climate polluter, although the nation in recent years has made commitments to start curbing emissions.
Nation Nov 01WATCH: Biden holds news conference at COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow
President Joe Biden says historic progress on addressing global warming was achieved at the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland.
Nation Oct 26Majority in U.S. concerned about climate change, AP-NORC/EPIC poll finds
In all, 59 percent of Americans said the Earth's warming was very or extremely important to them as an issue, up from 49 percent in 2018.
Nation Oct 08New Pentagon climate plan addresses realities of war-fighting in hotter, harsher Earth
Thursday's recommendations focus on making worsening climate extremes a mandatory part of strategic, tactical and operational defense planning.
World Sep 17Biden, world leaders try to hammer out next steps on climate
President Joe Biden tried to hammer out the world's next steps against rapidly worsening climate change in a private, virtual session with a small group of other global leaders Friday, and announced a new U.S.-European pledge to cut climate-wrecking methane…
Politics Sep 13Study says nearly half of defense spending for 9/11 wars went to private contractors
In the post-9/11 wars, U.S. corporations contracted by the Defense Department not only handled logistics like running fuel convoys and staffing chow lines but performed mission-crucial work like training and equipping Afghan security forces.
World Sep 10Measles cases halt Afghan evacuee flights from two key bases
The U.S. has halted all U.S.-bound flights of Afghan evacuees from two main bases overseas after discovering a limited measles outbreak among Afghans arriving in the United States, a hitch that American officials warned will have a severe impact on…