Climate change creates new challenges for Russian firefighters

Climate change creates new challenges for Russian firefighters

Russia's president once declared that climate change is caused by "invisible changes in the galaxy." Now, large parts of Yakutia in Siberia are on fire. The permafrost is threatened and the government response has been inadequate.
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EU chiefs flew to UN climate talks in private jet

European Council President Charles Michel hopped on a private jet for 72 of 112 official trips.
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Senator Whitehouse puts climate change on budget committee’s agenda

For more than a decade, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gave daily warnings about the mounting threat of climate change. Now he has a powerful new perch.
Puerto Ricans bracing for blackouts
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Why Puerto Ricans are bracing for more blackouts

President Joe Biden tapped Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm last year to lead the federal government’s efforts to modernize the grid.
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A protest inside COP27 demanding Loss and Damage funding. (Credit: Robbie Parks)

Mourning family and climate change in the age of loss and damage

The doctors told me that my mother’s hearing would be the last sense to go. My sister, a few close friends and I gathered around her hospital bed and sang “Amazing Grace,” tears rolling down our cheeks in disbelief.

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California caps oil profits
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California takes on oil companies again with law that could cap profits in state

The California governor's oil profits cap is another blow to one of Sacramento's most formidable lobbying powers.
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Crédito: Robbie Parks

Atravesar duelos familiares y por el cambio climático en la era de las pérdidas y los daños

Los médicos me dijeron que la audición de mi mamá sería el último sentido que perdería. Mi hermana, algunos amigos íntimos y yo nos reunimos alrededor de su cama en el hospital y cantamos “Amazing Grace” mientras lágrimas de incredulidad rodaban por nuestras mejillas.

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England unprepared for impact of climate change - advisers

The government's advisers urge a "step change" in climate adaptation policy to avoid an increased risk to life.
International Court of Justice & climate action
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Climate change: Push for decision at world’s top court

Pacific island students are seeking clarity on countries' obligations to fight rising temperatures.
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An economist's 'answer to everything.' Hint: It takes Nature

Economist Partha Dasgupta takes issue with our failure to account for the cost of Earth's destruction

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What happens if the largest owner of oil and gas wells in the US goes bankrupt?

Diversified Energy’s liabilities exceed its assets, according to a new report, sparking concerns about whether taxpayers will wind up paying to plug its 70,000 wells.

Paul Ehrlich

Paul Ehrlich: A journey through science and politics

In his new book, the famous scientist reflects on an unparalleled career on our fascinating, ever-changing planet.

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Will California’s new oil and gas laws protect people from toxic pollution?

California will soon have the largest oil drilling setbacks in the U.S. Experts say other states can learn from this move.

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