Bonn, the global climate village: Bigger, greener ... better?
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Bonn, the global climate village: Bigger, greener ... better?

The UN city of Bonn is getting ready to host the global climate conference. With just a few days before the start of COP23, what do participants, activists and residents expect?

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More than 5,000 completely empty passenger flights have flown to or from UK airports since 2019, the Guardian can reveal.

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Feds will spend billions to boost drought-stricken Colorado River system

Money from the inflation reduction act will fund “short-term conservation” measures including removing water-intensive lawns around cities and improvements to make infrastructure less leaky.

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There’s growing grievance against a global system that saddles developing countries with debt after extreme weather disasters.

Climate change at 'point of no return', says primatologist Jane Goodall

Earth’s climate is changing so quickly that humanity is running out of chances to fix it, primatologist Jane Goodall has warned in an interview.

Some trees bulking up and growing faster on excess carbon dioxide in atmosphere, study suggests

Research published recently in the Journal Nature Communicationsfound that elevated carbon levels have led to a consistent increase in wood volume in 10 different temperate forest groups across the US.

Insuring extreme weather disasters: Losing money to climate change

Insurers are paying more for extreme weather while continuing to finance and underwrite activities that warp the climate. Climate activists are pushing them to stop.
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Chemical recycling grows — along with concerns about its environmental impacts

St. James Parish, located on a stretch of the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans dubbed “Cancer Alley” due to the high concentration of petrochemical plants, is home to the country’s largest producer of polystyrene — the foam commonly found in soft drink and takeout containers.

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