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Talks adopt ‘rulebook’ to put Paris climate deal into action

Almost 200 nations, including the world’s top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate …

Brazil’s rollback of environmental rules a blow to Paris climate pact

Brazil is considering measures that would roll back environmental protections and make it difficult to meet its Paris climate accord targets – a signal it is stepping back from its …

India’s rising temperatures are already deadly, study shows

India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was an increase in the …

Samuelson: Paris controversy distorts climate debate

It’s become all about Trump, when it should be about the inherent difficulty of regulating the global climate.

Parker: Other leaders will take climate reins

As of this writing, about 100 businesses, 80 university presidents, three governors and 30 mayors have announced their intention to stick with the Paris program.

Heritage Foundation: Paris Agreement bad deal

Even if every country met its commitments, the changes in Earth’s temperature would be almost undetectable.

Chris Bryant: Trump can’t stop climate progress

A majority of Exxon Mobil Corp shareholders (including several large asset managers) voted on Wednesday to force it to disclose how climate change would affect its business.

U.S. surrenders leadership on climate

American business leaders urged Trump to stay with the Paris Agreement. By withdrawing, the United States gives up its leadership role.

UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017

Trump’s remarks on pulling out of climate accord

President Donald Trump’s remarks Thursday in the Rose Garden in which he announced the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris accord, as provided by the White House.

UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017

Trump pulls U.S. from global warming accord, to allies’ dismay

President Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country …

UPDATED: Wed., May 31, 2017

As Trump mulls Paris climate deal, Antarctica could soon break off a Delaware-sized iceberg

A long-growing crack in the Larsen C ice shelf, one of Antarctica’s largest floating platforms of ice, appears to be nearing its endgame.

U.N. chief urges action on climate change as Trump debates

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made an impassioned appeal Tuesday for the world to intensify action to combat climate change and implement the Paris Agreement to limit carbon emissions as President …

Exxon praises ‘monumental’ Paris agreement in signal to Trump

ExxonMobil Corp., the U.S. oil giant that’s facing investigations over what it knew and when about climate change, sees the Paris agreement to mitigate global warming as a “monumental” achievement, …

Tillerson doesn’t deny climate change – but dodges questions about Exxon’s role in sowing doubt

Secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson on Wednesday said he believes “the risk of climate change does exist, and the consequences could be serious enough that action should be taken.”

Trump wants to dump the Paris climate deal, but 71 percent of Americans support it, survey finds

Since the election of Donald Trump as president, climate change has rushed to the front of the news because of Trump’s pledges to wipe away major U.S. attempts to address …

Trump victory reverses U.S. energy and environmental priorities

Donald Trump comes into office with a plan to toss out most of what President Barack Obama achieved on energy and the environment.

U.N. report: Human footprint ‘increasingly visible’ in climate

MARRAKECH, Morocco – Hot and wild and with an “increasingly visible human footprint” – that’s how the U.N. weather agency sums up the global climate in the past five years. …

Paris climate change deal becomes international law

The Paris Agreement to combat climate change became international law on Friday – a landmark deal about tackling global warming amid growing fears that the world is becoming hotter even …

Amy Goodman: Where is climate change in debates?

The VP debate was held in Virginia. Governors throughout the Southeast were declaring states of emergency in preparation for Hurricane Matthew.

Paris climate agreement to take effect in 30 days

The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force in 30 days, after the number of countries ratifying the accord surpassed a key threshold on Wednesday.

EU ratification to make Paris climate deal a reality

The European Union ratified the international Paris agreement on climate change late Tuesday, fulfilling the second and final condition for the accord to go into force later this year.

Amy Goodman: Younger generation will have to save us

There is hope in people taking action, though. In Massachusetts, four teenage high-school students sued the state Department of Environmental Protection, claiming the state was breaking its own law mandating …

Amy Goodman: Paris climate deal falls short of needed changes

Small temperature increases will melt ice, swamp islands.