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  • China Dec 2, 2019

    UN Chief Urges Countries Not to Surrender on Climate Fight

    U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged countries Monday not to lose hope in the fight against climate change, as representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Madrid for a two-week meeting on tackling global warming. In his opening speech to delegates, Guterres cited recent scientific data showing that levels of heat-trapping gases h...
  • California Dec 2, 2019

    Scientists Race to Document Puerto Rico's Coastal Heritage

    A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island’s heritage that is still being discovered. Scientists hope to use the 3D images they’ve taken so far to also...
  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    UN Chief Warns of ‘Point of No Return' on Climate Change

    U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world’s efforts to stop climate change have been “utterly inadequate” so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return.” Speaking before the start Monday of a two-week international climate conference in Madrid, the U.N. chief sa...
  • climate change Dec 1, 2019

    Warming Toll: 1 Degree Hotter, Trillions of Tons of Ice Gone

    Since leaders first started talking about tackling the problem of climate change, the world has spewed more heat-trapping gases, gotten hotter and suffered hundreds of extreme weather disasters. Fires have burned, ice has melted and seas have grown. The first United Nations diplomatic conference to tackle climate change was in Rio de Janeiro in 199...
  • Nov 30, 2019

    Science Warnings, US Exit Add Urgency to UN Climate Talks

    Mass protests, a last-minute venue change and talk of climate tipping points are adding some unplanned drama to this year’s international talks on tackling global warming. Delegates from almost 200 countries had hoped to put the finishing touches to the rules governing the 2015 Paris accord, ironing out a few wrinkles left over from last year...
  • NBCUniversal Inc. Nov 27, 2019

    ‘Tonight': Bernie Sanders Has Bad News About Climate Change

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders discusses the dangerous realities of climate change, his comprehensive proposal to take on the fossil fuel industry to protect our planet and why his Medicare expansion plan makes sense.

  • NBC Nov 26, 2019

    Arrests Made After Protesters Interrupt Yale-Harvard Game

    Officials say 50 people have been charged with disorderly conduct after a protest interrupted a football game between archrivals Harvard and Yale.

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Carbon Dioxide in Earth's Atmosphere Reaches Record High, Researchers Say

    The concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has reached a record high, according to a report released Monday by the World Meteorological Organization. The findings follow a trend that shows the planet is continuing to warm at an alarming pace, NBC News reported. In 2018, global average concentrations of the greenhouse gas, which is a ...
  • Florida Nov 22, 2019

    Scientists Discover Big Storms Can Create ‘Stormquakes'

    Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they’re calling them “stormquakes.” The shaking of the sea floor during hurricanes and nor’easters can rumble like a magnitude 3.5 earthquake and can last for days, according to a study in this week’s journal Geophysical Res...
  • Associated Press Nov 21, 2019

    EPA Prosecutions of Polluters Approach Quarter-Century Lows

    Criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, deepening three years of overall enforcement declines, according to Justice Department statistics. And while the administration says it’s focusing on quality over quantity in pollution c...
  • Nov 19, 2019

    Melting Sea Ice Spurs Spread of Marine Diseases

    Melting sea ice on its own presents plenty of challenges for Arctic marine mammals, from loss of habitat, to changing predator prey dynamics. Now there’s a new challenge present in a link between sea ice loss and the spread of disease between previously isolated marine life.

  • Donald Trump Nov 18, 2019

    Watchdog Report Warns 60% of Superfund Sites Vulnerable to Climate Change

    At least 60% of U.S. Superfund sites are in areas vulnerable to flooding or other worsening disasters of climate change, and the Trump administration’s reluctance to directly acknowledge global warming is deterring efforts to safeguard them, a congressional watchdog agency says. In a report being released Monday, the Government Accountability Offic...
  • president Nov 17, 2019

    Italy's White Truffle Hunters Worry About Climate Change

    Rising global temperatures are worrying truffle hunters around in the Italian town of Alba, where the most prized specimens can fetch twice the price of gold. This particularly warm October, eight out of 10 white truffles unearthed by Carlo Olivero with his trusty 3-year-old dog Steel were dark, withered and dried out. “They are clearly signs of th...
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