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Buried alive in Mongolia's worst sandstorms in a decade

A combination of extreme weather, climate change and environmental degradation have created the perfect storm – or rather, a series of eight cross-border sandstorms that have destroyed animal herds, exacerbated respiratory problems and cancelled flights in both Mongolia and China.

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Kerry: US will make up for 4 years of lost action on climate

The world must take decisive action to build resilience to the devastating effects of climate change, U.S. climate envoy John Kerry told a global virtual summit Monday, pledging that President Joe Biden's new administration would play its role.

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Kerry laments 'wasted years' in climate fight under Trump

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry on Thursday lamented "wasted years" under the Trump administration to slow climate change and urged faster work to curb fossil fuel emissions.

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As leaders set fresh climate goals, Biden pledges US support

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden pledged Saturday to rejoin the Paris climate accord on the first day of his presidency, as world leaders staged a virtual gathering to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the international pact aimed at curbing global warming.

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UN calls on humanity to end 'war on nature,' go carbon-free

As an extreme year for hurricanes, wildfires and heat waves comes to an end, the head of the United Nations challenged world leaders to make 2021 the year that humanity ends its "war on nature" and commits to a future free of planet-warming carbon pollution.

Dutch climate activists take Shell to court over emissions

Dutch climate activists take Shell to court over emissions

A group of environmental organizations backed by thousands of Dutch citizens launched a civil case Tuesday against the energy giant Shell, asking a court to order the multinational to commit to reining in its carbon emissions by 45% by the year 2030.

Weakened Eta drenches Central America; at least 57 dead

Weakened Eta drenches Central America; at least 57 dead

The rain-heavy remnants of Hurricane Eta flooded homes from Panama to Guatemala Thursday as the death toll across Central America rose to at least 57.