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What a wonderful irony that, as the world’s great and good gathered in Poland on Monday to discuss climate change, the city where they met for the same purpose just three years ago was aflame – set alight by protesters aggrieved by President Macron’s efforts to meet his carbon-reduction targets.
Roughly 1,400 aftershocks have followed after Friday's monster 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Anchorage, Alaska. The aftershocks all surrounded the original temblor that was centered about 7 miles north of Alaska's largest city. 593 of the aftershocks measured greater than a magnitude 2.0, 17 were at least a 4.0, and five were at least a 5.0.
As the all-important United Nations climate talks kick off in Katowice, Poland this week, the World Bank Group announced Monday that it will significantly ramp up its investments to fight climate change, and it is urging the wider global community to do so as well.
For dozens of Tennessee workers who cleaned up the nation’s worst coal ash spill and claimed it made them sick, the recent jury verdict against their employer was a major victory after a five-year slog through the federal courts. The jury found Jacobs Engineering failed to protect the workers, and it concluded that their exposure…
As representatives of around 200 countries kicked off the COP24 meeting in Katowice, Poland to develop a rulebook for implementing the Paris agreement, a new study looked at how Trump's decision to withdraw has affected the landmark climate accord. The so-called 'Trump Effect' has significantly slowed the momentum of global climate action.
Despite a few hiccups along the way, Australia's plastic bag consumption has dropped drastically. Three months after two of the largest supermarket chains banned plastic grocery bags, an estimated 1.5 billion bags have been prevented from use, the Australian Associated Press reported, citing the National Retail Association. Overall, the bans