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Global Climate Treaty

Global Climate TreatyMore than 100 heads of state went to frigid Copenhagen in December 2009 and failed to deliver a global deal. The scene this year shifts to sunny Cancun, and most of them are staying home. We’ll be there. Stay tuned for more climate reports.
Jason Box, known for his study of glaciers, says oil sands mining is a moral issue that he feels compelled to address. The two-week sit-in begins Saturday
WASHINGTON—His climatology career at Ohio State University is advancing swimmingly. He's never had...
Aug 18, 2011 | Read More
A UN peacekeeper helps hurricane victims in 2008
A special meeting of the Security Council this week will consider adding a 'green helmets' force to intervene in climate change-related conflicts
A special meeting of the United Nations Security Council is due to consider whether to expand its...
Jul 20, 2011 | Read More
Timber from Indonesia
To survive, REDD will likely need investment to flow from a functioning international carbon market — which, outside the EU, is in a perilous state
The world's forests are in greater danger than ever, as a United Nations mechanism intended to...
Jul 1, 2011 | Read More
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC
The United Nations climate chief defended the UN on Friday against charges that the Bonn talks were painfully slow and convoluted
Two weeks of tense global climate talks wrapped up on Friday, with countries insisting they had...
Jun 17, 2011 | Read More
The postponement ends hopes of a deal to succeed the Kyoto Protocol before its current round expires at the end of 2012, leaving a gap possibly for years
The world will again fall short of a full climate deal this year, after two past attempts, say...
Jun 2, 2011 | Read More
Greenland Ice Cap
New international research shows that sea levels could rise by 5 feet by 2100 from warming — a prediction that is above most past scientific estimates
OSLO, Norway—Quickening climate change in the Arctic including a thaw of Greenland's ice could...
May 3, 2011 | Read More
Air pollution in Hangzhou, China
New reseach provides the first global view of how international trade altered national carbon footprints during the period of the Kyoto Protocol
Cuts in carbon emissions by developed countries since 1990 have been canceled out three times over...
Apr 25, 2011 | Read More
Bangkok Climate Talks
Many nations were unhappy that much of the April 3-8 Bangkok meeting was taken up arguing over the agenda, with the U.S. saying the delay dampened the mood
Rich and poor nations overcame deep divisions on Friday to cut a deal that maps out U.N. climate...
Apr 8, 2011 | Read More
Journalist Bruce Barcott traveled to the far north of Alaska to chronicle how climate change is...
Feb 23, 2011 | Read More
GAR, the world's second-biggest palm oil producer, has vowed to stop razing Indonesian forests that are especially rich in carbon and biodiversity
The world's second biggest palm oil company has agreed to halt deforestation in valuable areas of...
Feb 10, 2011 | Read More