Science & Environment

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How green was 2015? A look back at struggles and victories

Though climate change persists to the tune of desperate urgency, it must be said that 2015 is ending on a high note.

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After Paris: Examining the COP 21 climate agreement

The agreement signed by 195 countries in Paris triggered commentary on its merit or lack thereof; but first, let's look at the positives.

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A Global Village of Alternatives assembles at climate summit

"The magnitude of what we are dealing with, I don't believe it can only be solved by governments; we need a system change."

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At People's Climate Summit: Just transitions and environment

The community development organization members believe that an alternative, clean energy economy can be achieved by empowering the underprivileged and unemployed.

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Hope and disappointment: Bridging two realities in Paris climate deal

"The Paris deal recognizes the reality of the climate threat, but only takes us part of the way."

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GOP out to sabotage climate talks in Paris

This is an effort to undermine the Obama administration's credibility and to sabotage COP 21's potential for success in Paris.

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Heating up climate talks: A reader's guide to COP 21

All eyes will be on Paris when the City of Lights shines upon a hugely significant, potentially historic event - the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP 21.

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Real progress possible at coming Paris climate summit

Hopes are growing for meaningful progress at the UN-sponsored climate change negotiations in Paris, while the need for such action becomes ever more clear.

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Crimes against nature: the power of polluters

We don't see these phenomena with our eyes, but studies verify an invisible reality that damages us.

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California sets pace on climate change

California's initiatives are setting the pace in the race to curb greenhouse gas emissions. But not without the opposition of Big Oil.

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