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    E.U. Climate Plan Would Sweeten Deal for Coal Countries

    If approved, the proposal would pay nations that rely heavily on fossil fuels to change their...

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    Climate Change Is Ravaging the Arctic, Report Finds

    It was another very warm year in the region, leading to low winter sea ice and...

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    Australia Burns Again, and Now Its Biggest City Is Choking

    In Sydney, fresh air and ocean breezes have long been treated as a daily birthright. Not...

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    Australia Burns Again — and Now, Its Biggest City Is Choking

    In Sydney, fresh air and ocean breezes have long been treated as a daily birthright. Not...

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    Climate Change Is Accelerating, Bringing World ‘Dangerously Close’ to Irreversible Change

    The acceleration climate change's effects have brought the world “dangerously close” to abrupt and irreversible changes, scientists...

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    ‘Bleak’ U.N. Report on a Planet in Peril Looms Over New Climate Talks

    Countries agreed to rein in emissions in an effort to avert climate catastrophes. They've failed, according...

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    Can a Company Be Virtuous and Profitable? Nestlé Says Yes

    The world’s largest food company is trying to show it can be environmentally sustainable and still...

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    Germany Passes Climate-Protection Law to Ensure 2030 Goals

    The law aims to get the country in line to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to...

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    Climate Change Poses Threats to Children’s Health Worldwide

    A study from the Lancet points to infectious diseases, worsening air pollution, rising temperatures and even...

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    As Australia Burns, Its Leaders Trade Insults

    The country has long been a model for common-sense public policy. But this week’s fires have...

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    Spain Agrees to Host Key Climate Talks After Chile Pulls Out

    Madrid has offered to hold the next United Nations climate talks, the leaders of Spain and...

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    An Environmentally Friendly Firecracker? India Is Willing to Try.

    As concerns about air pollution rise, India has mandated only eco-friendly fireworks ahead of the festival...

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    The World Can Make More Water From the Sea, but at What Cost?

    As more places face a scarcity of fresh water, desalination is seen as a possible answer. ...

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    The Green Revolution Spreading Across Our Rooftops

    Green roofs can save energy, reduce air pollution and attract residents with their appealing look. Now,...

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    Germany Unveils $60 Billion Climate Package

    Angela Merkel’s government is seeking to meet the country’s climate-protection goals with new measures.

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    ‘It’s Really Close’: How the Amazon Rainforest Could Self-Destruct

    Climate change and man-made fires could set off a cycle of self-perpetuating deforestation, scientists warn.

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    One Thing We Can Do: Drive Less

    Also this week, Greta Thunberg arrives in New York.

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    Brazil’s Rainforest Fires Prompt Alarm and Anger in Europe

    President Emmanuel Macron of France accused President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil of lying about climate change,...

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    What Worries Iceland? A World Without Ice. It Is Preparing.

    As rising temperatures drastically reshape Iceland’s landscape, businesses and the government are spending millions for survival...

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    NOAA Data Confirms July Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded

    Data from federal researchers confirmed that July was the hottest month on record, edging out the...

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    Earth’s Food Supply Is Under Threat. These Fixes Would Go a Long Way.

    The food production system accounts for up to a third of greenhouse gas emissions. But if...

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    Ethiopia Says It Planted Over 350 Million Trees in a Day, a Record

    The initiative is part of a campaign by the prime minister to plant four billion trees...

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    The Times’s Travel Desk Takes a Step to Offset Its Contribution to Climate Change

    Our Travel editor says the desk will buy carbon offsets in an effort to acknowledge and...

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    Heat Wave Nudged the Planet to Its Hottest June, European Forecasters Say

    A United States government analysis due this month is expected to reach similar conclusions, though the...

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    A Heat Wave Tests Europe’s Defenses. Expect More.

    Across Europe in June, heat records shattered. In years to come, researchers say, many more heat...

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    As Cities Limit Traffic Pollution, Madrid Reverses a Driving Ban

    Drivers will no longer face fines for entering a designated downtown area, a reversal that many...

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    In ‘Strongest’ Climate Ruling Yet, Dutch Court Orders Leaders to Take Action

    The ruling, which is not subject to further appeal, requires the country to cut greenhouse gas...

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    As Fires Rage, Australia Sees Its Leader as Missing in Action

    The country is venting frustration with Prime Minister Scott Morrison over what many view as a...

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    2019 Was a Record Year for Ocean Temperatures, Data Show

    A new analysis found 2019 was the hottest for the world's oceans. The five hottest years...

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    Antarctica Sets Record High Temperature: 64.9 Degrees

    “This is the foreshadowing of what is to come,” a researcher said. “It’s exactly in line...