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COP26 Postponed Until 2021 Due to Global COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by: Kimberly White The UN Climate Change Conference has officially been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Ecosystems Containing “Irrecoverable Carbon” Must be Protected to Avoid Climate Catastrophe Says New Study

Written by: Kimberly White New research spearheaded by Conservation International has identified key land areas in need of protection...

Global Farmland is Expanding Due to Climate Change- What Does this Mean for the...

Written by: Evelyn Smail The changing climate is transforming the global agricultural landscape. As our planet heats, areas suitable...

New Zealand Pledges $2 Million to Help Relocate Fijians Displaced by Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White The government of New Zealand is pledging $2 million to help relocate Fijian communities displaced...

Recipe for Slowing Species Loss and Cutting Extinction Risk in Half

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Julie Mollins Limiting climate change to 2 degrees Celsius...

Old Batteries Can Be Source of New Energy

Written by: Kieran Cooke Driving an electric-powered vehicle (EV) rather than one reliant on fossil fuels is a key...

Jeff Bezos Launches Bezos Earth Fund, Pledges $10 Billion to Fight Climate Crisis

Written by: Kimberly White Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has announced that he is committing $10 billion to help tackle...

5 Ways Families Can Help Tackle Climate Change

Written by: Greg McDermid, Joule A Bergerson, and Sheri Madigan Hidden among all of...

United Kingdom to Ban Petrol, Diesel, and Hybrid Cars By 2035

Written by: Kimberly White  The UK government is phasing out petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars by 2035. The sale...

The Carbon Sequestration Powers of the Near-Extinct Forest Elephant

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Augusta Dwyer As they move through the rainforest munching...

Climate Crisis: The Countryside Could be Our Greatest Ally- if We Can Reform Farming

Written by: Ian Boyd Around 20% of the UK’s farms account for 80% of...

A New Global Platform to Unleash Entrepreneurs on the World’s Toughest Problems

Written by: Sean Fleming The challenges facing the world are overwhelming, from the climate crisis to stubborn rates of...

Microsoft Pledges to be Carbon Negative by 2030

Written by: Kimberly White  Microsoft has announced an ambitious new goal to reduce and remove its carbon footprint. The...

Management of Intact Forestlands by Indigenous Peoples Key to Protecting Climate

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Julie Mollins Indigenous Peoples have had a track...

In the Future There Will be More Rain, but Less Water, in the Nile...

Written by: Ethan D. Coffel and Justin S. Mankin The Nile – the world’s...

Climate Change: Bees are Disorientated by Flowers’ Changing Scents

Written by: Coline Jaworski, Benoît Geslin, and Catherine Fernandez Coffee, apples, honey – were it...

Goldman Sachs Pledges $750 Billion to Climate Transition Projects, Will No Longer Fund Oil...

Written by: Kimberly White Goldman Sachs has announced a $750 billion pledge to sustainable finance initiatives that combat climate...

Countries with More Female Politicians Pass More Ambitious Climate Policies, Study Suggests

Courtesy of Yale Climate Connections Written by: Samantha Harrington and Sarah Kennedy People worried about global...

To Adapt to Climate Change are Vulnerable Countries Getting the Money They Need?

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Augusta Dwyer A new report from The Economist Intelligence Unit is making some dire...

A year of resistance: How youth protests shaped the discussion on climate change

Written by: Joe Curnow and Anjali Helferty Greta Thunberg made history again this month...

New Zealand Commits to Carbon Neutrality, Establishes Climate Change Commission

Written by: Kimberly White New Zealand lawmakers have passed landmark legislation committing to carbon neutrality. The Zero Carbon Act...

How small states can cut their carbon emissions to net zero – Wales has...

Written by: Filippos Proedrou Efforts to tackle climate change often focus on international agreements...

Climate conferences are male, pale and stale – it’s time to bring in women

Written by: Maria Tanyag and Jacqui True The COP25 climate meeting in Madrid concluded...

John Kerry, Arnold Schwarzenegger Declare War on Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White  Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have joined...

TED Launches Countdown for Climate Action

Written by: Kimberly White  Renowned media organization, TED, has announced a new global collaboration to spur climate action. During...

Climate change and overfishing are boosting toxic mercury levels in fish

Written by: Juan Jose Alava We live in an era — the Anthropocene —...

North Pole Walk for Climate Action: Endurance Athlete to Shine Light on Devastating Climate...

Written by: Kimberly White  Endurance athlete Michael Haddad has set out to highlight the devastating impacts of climate change...

CIFOR and ICRAF join 11,000 scientists to declare ‘climate emergency’

Courtesy of Forests News Written by: Grace Susetyo More than 11,000 scientists worldwide signed a paper...

Farming in South Africa is under threat from climate change. Here’s how

Written by: Peter Johnston There’s an assumption in the agricultural industry that the yields...

European Investment Bank to End Funding for Fossil Fuels, Unlock €1 Trillion in Investments...

Written by: Kimberly White  The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it will phase out financing for fossil...

Has climate news coverage finally turned a corner?

Written by: Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope Some good news, for a change, about climate change: When hundreds...

COP25 Moves to Madrid

Written by: Kimberly White  The UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, has officially been moved to Spain. Initially set to...

How plastics contribute to climate change

Courtesy of Yale Climate Connections Written by: Brooke Bauman In 2015, Texas A&M graduate student Christine...

Animals are disappearing from forests, with grave consequences for the fight against climate breakdown...

Written by: Charlie Gardner, Jake Bicknell, Matthew Struebig, and Zoe Davies It’s tempting to...

It Affects You: UAE Announces Video Competition to Shed Light on the Climate Crisis

Written by: Kimberly White The UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, has...

Deforestation Intensifies Warming in the Amazon Rain Forest

Written by: Jim Daley Fires raging across the Amazon in recent weeks have gripped the world’s attention and renewed...

Mass movement and the “femininization” of agriculture

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Gabrielle Lipton In the vernacular of climate change, the term...

Pittsburgh Becomes Second U.S. City to Adopt UN Sustainable Development Goals

Written by: Kimberly White  Pittsburgh has become the second U.S. city to adopt the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals...

Rising seas threaten hundreds of Native American heritage sites along Florida’s Gulf Coast

Written by: Jayur Mehta and Tara Skipton Native North Americans first arrived in Florida approximately...

New Initiative Launched to Protect Central America’s Five Great Forests

Written by: Kimberly White  Global Wildlife Conservation and the Wildlife Conservation Society are working to save Mesoamerica’s five largest...

Five things every government needs to do right now to tackle the climate emergency

Written by: Rebecca Willis If targets were enough to beat the climate crisis, we...

Germany and Slovakia Commit to Phase Out Coal, Join Global Alliance

Written by: Kimberly White  Germany and Slovakia have committed to phasing out coal. The two European nations are the...

World is ‘Ignoring Natural Climate Solutions’, says Greta Thunberg

Written by: Kimberly White  The world is ignoring one of its most powerful climate mitigation tools: nature. A new...

Youth climate movement puts ethics at the center of the global debate

Written by: Marion Hourdequin Even if you’ve never heard of Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old...

Climate breakdown is pushing Brazil’s iconic Araucaria tree to extinction – new research

Written by: Oliver Wilson For hundreds of thousands of years, the distinctive candelabra shapes...

Glasgow to Host 2020 UN Climate Summit

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Kingdom is set to host the 2020 UN Climate Change Conference. The UK...

Ethiopia’s future is tied to water – a vital yet threatened resource in a...

Written by: Meron Teferi Taye and Ellen Dyer In July Ethiopians planted 350 million trees in...

Spiders are threatened by climate change – and even the biggest arachnophobes should be...

Written by: Sergio Henriques Is climate change making spiders more aggressive? A recent scientific study suggests...

United Kingdom Doubles Contribution to Green Climate Fund

Written by: Kimberly White  The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has pledged to double the UK’s contribution to...

How doctors convinced the world the planet was worth fighting for

Written by: James Dunk Last week, one of the world’s leading medical journals declared...

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Releases New Film Urging Climate Action

Written by: Kimberly White The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) has released a new film showcasing the urgency...

Climate Change Threatens Global Food Security, Says New UN Report

Written by: Kimberly White The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a summary of the Special Report on...

New research suggests climate change could enable mosquitoes to evolve more rapidly

Courtesy of Yale Climate Connections Written by: Kristen Pope Think of the world’s deadliest animal, and...

Severe Weather Cost Scottish Farmers £161 Million in 2018, Predicted to Worsen with Climate...

Written by: Kimberly White  Severe weather cost Scottish farmers millions last year. According to a report commissioned by WWF...

Governor of Montana Joins US Climate Alliance, Establishes Climate Solutions Council

Written by: Kimberly White  Montana Governor Steve Bullock started off July with two new climate change commitments. On July...

Peatlands on permafrost

Courtesy of Landscape News Written by: Monica Evans Across the northern and southern extremes of...

Reforest an area the size of the US to help avert climate breakdown

Written by: Mark Maslin and Simon Lewis Restoring the world’s forests on an unprecedented...

Data from Earth’s past holds a warning for our future under climate change

Courtesy of Yale Climate Connections Written by: Jeffrey T. Kiehl, PhD ‘Those who cannot remember the...

Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Raises $21 Million to Combat Climate Change

Written by: Kimberly White Pink Floyd guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour has lent his voice and his guitar collection...

Grand Slam Tennis Tournaments Join UN Sports for Climate Action Framework

Written by: Kimberly White The world’s Grand Slam tennis tournaments are joining together in the battle against the climate...

Disappearing sea ice is changing the whole ecosystem of the Arctic Ocean

Written by: Graham J. C. Underwood I drafted this while looking north over...

World Environment Day Aims to #BeatAirPollution

Written by: Kimberly White It is that time of year again- World Environment Day! Celebrated every year on...

WattTime, Carbon Tracker, and Google Team Up to Measure Global Power Plant Emissions

Written by: Kimberly White On May 7th, WattTime announced a new project in collaboration with Carbon Tracker, Google, and...

Governor of Pennsylvania Joins U.S. Climate Alliance

Written by: Kimberly White Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance.

Climate change is putting even resilient and adaptable animals like baboons at risk

Written by: Isabelle Catherine Winder Baboons are large, smart, ground-dwelling monkeys. They are found...

Underwater Arctic forests are expanding with rapid warming

Written by: Karen Filbee-Dexter Did you know that there are forests in the Arctic?

How vanishing lizards in Madagascar led to a troubling discovery about deforestation and climate...

Courtesy of Yale Climate Connections Written by: Daniel Grossman Barry Sinervo and two dozen coauthors in...

Climate change forced these Fijian communities to move – and with 80 more at...

Written by: Annah Piggott-McKellar, Karen Elizabeth McNamara, and Patrick D. Nunn The original Fijian...

San Francisco’s Downtown To Be Powered by 100% Renewable Electricity

Written by: Kimberly White Mayor London Breed has announced a new plan to curb San Francisco’s carbon footprint.

Tip the planet: tackling climate change with small, sensitive interventions

Written by: Matthew Carl Ives, Penny Mealy, and Thom Wetzer Search online for “climate...

Chile President Sebastián Piñera Launches COP25 Climate Summit

Written by: Kimberly White On Thursday, April 11th, President Sebastián Piñera launched the COP25 climate change summit. Chile will...

New York Yankees Join UN Sports for Climate Action

Written by: Kimberly White Last week, the New York Yankees became the first major North American sports organization...

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Joins U.S. Climate Alliance

Written by: Kimberly White Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has announced his plans to join the U.S. Climate Alliance. Earlier...

Wildlife Conservation Society Announces Request for Proposals for Climate Change Adaptation Projects

Written by: Kimberly White The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced a call for proposals for climate change adaptation...

Women’s Climate Leadership: Mayors of Sydney, Lisbon, Quito, Montreal, and Paris Launch Mentorship Programs

Written by: Kimberly White Mayors from cities around the globe are joining together to support women climate leaders.

Alaska: Climate Changed

Written by: Kimberly White Often referred to as “the last frontier,” Alaska has become one of the first frontiers of climate change...

Women’s Empowerment: The Key to Fighting the Climate Crisis

Written by: Kimberly White When one thinks of solutions to climate change, immediate thoughts may be expanding renewable energy use, reducing deforestation,...

Scottish Government Powers Past Coal

Written by: Kimberly White During the United Nations climate change conference COP24, the Scottish Government announced their intention to join the Powering...

What’s the Difference? Impacts of 1.5˚C vs. 2˚C

Written by: Kimberly White It has been nearly three months since the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released their jarring...

THE COMMITTEES: Setting out to ‘transform the world’ in the General Assembly’s Second Committee

Courtesy of UN News Centre Header image: UN Photo/Cia Pak: To mark the 70th anniversary of the United...