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Nearly 200 nations join together to fight climate change in historic Paris agreement

Published: 
Mon, 12/14/2015 (All day)

Representatives from nearly 200 countries made common cause in the fight against climate change Saturday, adopting an agreement they hope will avert some of the worst effects of global warming and shift economies around the world to cleaner energy sources.

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In Paris, Schwarzenegger and Brown unite to seek climate action

Published: 
Tue, 12/08/2015 (All day)

It was like the debut of an environmentally themed buddy cop drama, with a political odd couple uniting against a common foe.

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Proposed Law Would Cut Back on Food Waste From Farm to Fridge

Published: 
Mon, 12/07/2015 (All day)

It has been nearly four years since the Natural Resources Defense Council published its landmark study on food waste in the United States. The exhaustive look at all the perfectly edible food that ends up in landfills—trashed on the farm or in the grocery store or left to rot in your fridge—found that 40 percent of what the country produces goes to waste.

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This Interactive Map Shows How Global Warming Is Changing Our World

Published: 
Fri, 12/04/2015 (All day)

With just seven days until the close of the Paris climate talks, the clock is ticking on negotiators tasked with drafting a plan to slow global warming. Scientists warn that if something drastic isn’t done to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Earth could see a devastating transformation as a result, with water from melting ice caps flooding major cities around the world, for instance, or devastating crop losses.

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The Marshall Islands Are Disappearing

Published: 
Thu, 12/03/2015 (All day)

Linber Anej waded out in low tide to haul concrete chunks and metal scraps to shore and rebuild the makeshift sea wall in front of his home. The temporary barrier is no match for the rising seas that regularly flood the shacks and muddy streets with saltwater and raw sewage, but every day except Sunday, Mr. Anej joins a group of men and boys to haul the flotsam back into place.