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Nation Dec 12EXPLAINER: Was tornado outbreak related to climate change?
Tornadoes in December are unusual, but not unheard of. B ut the ferocity and path length of Friday night's tornadoes likely put them in a category of their own, meteorologists say.
World Nov 13Nations compromise on coal to strike UN climate agreement
Almost 200 nations accepted a compromise deal Saturday aimed at keeping a key global warming target alive, but it contained a last-minute change that watered down crucial language about coal.
World Nov 12Climate talks go past deadline over coal, cash
Going into overtime, negotiators at U.N. climate talks in Glasgow are still trying to find common ground on phasing out coal, when nations need to update their emission-cutting pledges and, especially, on money.
Science Nov 12In communities facing effects of climate change, some forced to consider leaving home in ‘managed retreat’
In some parts of the U.S., the risks from climate change have intensified enough to raise a startling question: Should some populated places simply be abandoned to nature?…
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 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 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.
Science Nov 07The magic 1.5: What’s behind climate talks’ key elusive goal
One phrase, really just a number, dominates climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland: The magic and elusive 1.5. That stands for the international goal of trying to limit future warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) since pre-industrial times. It’s…
World Nov 05Young climate activists raising voices but fear going unheard at COP26
The generation of young people who will inherit a warmer future is telling the generation that caused carbon pollution to clean up its mess. But they fear that message isn't getting through.
World Nov 01WATCH: Queen urges leaders to act quickly on climate at COP26
Queen Elizabeth II has welcomed world leaders to the U.N. climate summit in a pre-recorded video message, saying "the time for words has now moved to the time for action."…