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    U.S. Emissions Rose Again in 2021 After Pandemic Slump

    U.S. Emissions Rose Again in 2021 After Pandemic Slump

    Greenhouse gas emissions rose again in the U.S. as people returned to normal life in 2021, dashing hopes that the coronavirus pandemic might have paved the way for a more climate-friendly economy. U.S. emissions rose 6.2 percent last year compared with 2020 levels, according to initial estimates from the Rhodium Group released Monday.

    Who Is the World’s Greatest Climate Champion?

    Who Is the World’s Greatest Climate Champion?

    By Mark Hertsgaard This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. Glasgow, Scotland — It’s an article of faith in U.S. political and media circles that American leadership is essential to global climate progress.That message was repeated Tuesday at the United Nations climate conference COP26 […]

    Only Two Percent of the Great Barrier Reef Has Escaped Coral Bleaching

    Only Two Percent of the Great Barrier Reef Has Escaped Coral Bleaching

    The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. It has experienced five mass bleaching events since 1998, three of them in the last five years. Now, new research published in Current Biology Thursday finds that only two percent of the reef escaped some bleaching during that time. “This is one of the most confronting results of […]

    ‘Test for Humanity’: What’s at Stake at COP26?

    ‘Test for Humanity’: What’s at Stake at COP26?

    The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) — the most important international climate conference since the one that resulted in the Paris agreement more than five years ago — began in Glasgow Sunday. The conference comes on the heels of one global emergency and looks to lessen another. It was already delayed […]

    Indigenous Groups Officially Excluded From COP26, Continue Calling for Action

    Indigenous Groups Officially Excluded From COP26, Continue Calling for Action

    Indigenous groups from around the world are preparing to travel to Glasgow for COP26 to call for climate action and demand a greater say in negotiations, the Arizona Republic reports. However, despite being among the least culpable and most harmed by the climate crisis, they will not be fully credentialed while they seek to influence […]

    Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reached Record Highs Last Year: UN Warns World Is ‘Way Off Track’

    Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reached Record Highs Last Year: UN Warns World Is ‘Way Off Track’

    Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere reached record levels in the atmosphere in 2020 despite a temporary decline in new emissions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United Nations said on Monday. The news contained in the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) comes as world leaders prepare to attend the United […]

    Current Clean Energy Progress Isn’t Enough to Avoid Climate Disaster, IEA Warns

    Current Clean Energy Progress Isn’t Enough to Avoid Climate Disaster, IEA Warns

    Clean energy is growing faster than ever before, but fossil fuel demand — and climate pollution — is also growing and the world’s nations must dramatically increase both their ambition and execution in order to meet the targets set out in the Paris agreement, according to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook released Wednesday. […]