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Paris Climate Agreement

195 countries signed on to a landmark agreement in Paris, pledging to work together to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Now, the U.S. has withdrawn its support for the agreement.

Even With Loose CO2 Rules, The US Could Still Hit Paris Climate Goals

By Steven Sparkman | February 16, 2018

Because natural gas is cheap right now, power plants are using less coal, and their emissions have plummeted.

Paris Is Partly Underwater, And It'll Likely Stay That Way For A While

By Lindsey Pulse | January 27, 2018

Torrential rain has caused the River Seine to rise above 17 feet, and experts think those water levels won't be back to normal anytime soon.

Disagreement Over Paris Deal Re-emerges During US-Norway Talk

By Casey Mendoza | January 10, 2018

Norway's prime minister advocated for her country's strong environmental policies during a meeting with President Donald Trump.

How Earth Science Fared During Trump's First Year In Office

By Sarah Schlieder | December 21, 2017

President Donald Trump's changes to climate policy might not be as bad as some expected.

France Vows To End All Fossil Fuel Production By 2040

By Caitlin Baldwin | December 20, 2017

The announcement comes after France promised to ban gas and diesel-fueled vehicles by 2040.

Why Is Climate Change No Longer Considered A National Security Threat?

By Tyler Adkisson | December 18, 2017

Some say President Donald Trump's recent decision is part of his effort to nix Obama-era climate change rules that Trump says hurt the U.S. economy.

France Awards Grants To US Scientists Studying Climate Change

By Samantha Kummerer | December 11, 2017

The "Make Our Planet Great Again" contest was announced after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris climate accord.

Dozens Of Mayors Expected To Sign Their Own Climate Accord

By Ryan Biek | December 5, 2017

According to USA Today, at least 36 U.S. cities are expected to sign the Chicago Climate Charter.

US States, Cities And Businesses Pledge To Honor Paris Climate Accord

By Gabrielle Ware | November 12, 2017

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the America's Pledge effort on Saturday.

Could China Be The New Global Leader On Climate Change Reform?

By James Packard | November 7, 2017

China's air pollution is really bad, but there might be more solutions in rural areas than in the big cities.

The US Is Now The Only Country Not On Board With The Paris Accord

By Lindsey Pulse | November 7, 2017

Syria announced at United Nations climate talks that it plans to join the agreement.

A Holdout Just Joined The Paris Climate Agreement

By Lindsey Pulse | October 24, 2017

Local media report Nicaragua gave documents to the United Nations that finalize its place in the climate pact.

Federal Watchdog Thinks Climate Change's Economic Costs Will Skyrocket

By Ryan Biek | October 24, 2017

The Government Accountability Office argues climate change is a key issue and asked the Trump administration to take action.

How To Keep Countries Honest About Their Carbon Emissions

By Evan Thomas | September 22, 2017

The Paris climate accord is built on trust — but countries can't or don't always properly report their greenhouse gas emissions.

One Of The Last Paris Climate Accord Holdouts Just Agreed To Sign

By Lindsey Pulse | September 21, 2017

Local media reports Nicaragua initially refused to join because it thought enforcement wasn't strong enough and that it "was not realistic."

Federal Draft Report On Climate Change Pins A Lot Of Blame On Humans

By Lindsey Pulse | August 8, 2017

The report says it's "extremely likely" that more than half of mean global temperature rise since 1951 was caused by human activity.

US Tells UN It's Leaving Paris Agreement But Will Go To Meetings

By Jake Jones | August 5, 2017

According to the agreement, no country can officially withdraw until 2020.

Study: Climate Change Could Kill 150,000 Europeans A Year By 2100

By Grant Suneson | August 5, 2017

A study published in The Lancet projects 150,000 Europeans could die every year from heat waves brought on by climate change.

A Warming Planet Is Inevitable, New Research Finds

By Evan Thomas | July 31, 2017

The planet will heat up, according to new analyses. The question is by how much?

Al Gore Has A Message For The Next Generation's Climate Action

By Zach Toombs | July 25, 2017

The former vice president wants millennials to organize around climate action.

California Climate Proposal Passes In A Rare Bipartisan Effort

By Gabrielle Ware | July 18, 2017

The agreement extends a proposal to lower carbon emissions by 2030.

Macron Is Hopeful He'll Convince Trump To Rejoin Paris Accord

By Gabrielle Ware | July 16, 2017

French President Emmanuel Macron said the two discussed the climate accord while President Trump was in Paris.

Babies Are Cute — But They Might Not Be Environmentally Friendly

By Gabrielle Ware | July 12, 2017

A study found having one less child is the best thing an individual can do to fight global warming. But the option is rarely discussed.

When It Comes To Climate Change, It's Just The G-19

By Jake Jones | July 8, 2017

The U.S. was the only outlier as world leaders stood by the Paris climate agreement at the G-20 summit Saturday.

France Has Set A Date To Ban Gas And Diesel Vehicle Sales

By Briana Koeneman | July 6, 2017

On Thursday, the country's new ecology minister announced a ban on gas- and diesel-powered vehicle sales by 2040.

India Might Set Another Record For Most Trees Planted In 24 Hours

By Melissa Prax | July 3, 2017

The country might've broken a record it set in 2016.

Trump Is Trying To Shore Up A Shaky Relationship With France's Macron

By Grant Suneson | June 28, 2017

President Trump will visit France to reaffirm "America’s strong ties" with the country after a rocky start.

Over 7,400 Cities Worldwide Are Sticking With The Paris Agreement

By Lindsey Pulse | June 28, 2017

More than 130 U.S. cities are part of the group.

These Oil Companies Want To Put A Tax On CO2 Emissions

By Lindsey Pulse | June 21, 2017

Exxon, BP and Shell announced support for rolling back Obama-era regulations in favor of a new tax.

France's President Launches Website To 'Make Our Planet Great Again'

By James Packard | June 9, 2017

France's president is using his trolling skills to call for more action on climate change, and he wants American scientists to join him.

Hawaii Made Its Paris Commitment Official — By Signing It Into Law

By Lindsey Pulse | June 7, 2017

One law aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions; the other creates a task force that will work to trap and store carbon dioxide.

The Trump Administration's Numbers About The Coal Industry Are Way Off

By Grant Suneson | June 6, 2017

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said the coal industry added 50,000 jobs recently, but the real figure was only about 1,000.

They'll Always Have Paris: California, China Sign Climate Deals

By Lindsey Pulse | June 6, 2017

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed agreements with officials in China to broaden collaboration on environmental protection.

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Just Nailed Down Trump's Climate Views

By Jake Jones | June 4, 2017

Haley told CNN's Jake Tapper the president believes climate change is real and pollution is part of the problem.

Does Trump Believe In Climate Change? White House Won't Say

By Lauren Stephenson | June 2, 2017

The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House press secretary didn't give the press a definitive answer.

Here's The Bold Way France Responded To Trump's Climate Deal Exit

By James Packard | June 2, 2017

The French government isn't wasting any time firing back at President Trump for announcing he'll withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate deal.

Michael Bloomberg Is Coming To The United Nations' Rescue

By Katherine Biek | June 2, 2017

Bloomberg wants to help the United Nations make up some of the funds it will lose now that the U.S. has pulled out of the Paris climate agreement.

Some US Cities And States Aren't Giving Up On The Paris Agreement

By Lindsey Pulse | June 2, 2017

Government officials in 10 states are reportedly negotiating to be part of the deal after President Donald Trump said the U.S. will leave the accord.

World Reacts To Trump's Decision To Withdraw From Climate Agreement

By Lauren Stephenson | June 1, 2017

Reactions to President Trump's announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the climate accord poured in quickly.

The US Could Prevent A Lot Of Deaths By Switching From Coal To Solar

By Ethan Weston | June 1, 2017

If the U.S. switched from coal to solar energy production, it could prevent almost all of the premature deaths related to energy production.

The US Is Officially Leaving The Paris Climate Agreement

By Lindsey Pulse | June 1, 2017

The U.S. is the world's second-largest contributor to global emissions.

China Is Championing Itself As A Leader In Climate Change

By Ryan Biek | June 1, 2017

China's premier said he hoped other countries would follow his country's example in sticking with the Paris Agreement on climate change.

President Donald Trump Still Won't Commit To The Paris Agreement

By Lindsey Pulse | May 27, 2017

He says he'll make a decision next week.

Trump Might Soon Clear Up Confusion Over His Climate Agreement Stance

By Eugene Daniels | May 9, 2017

It hasn't been clear where the administration stands on the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Trump Administration Could Reverse America's Course On Climate Change

By Grant Suneson | April 14, 2017

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said the 2015 Paris climate agreement was a "bad deal" for the U.S.

CO2 Levels Could Hit A 50-Million-Year High Within Decades

By Lindsey Pulse | April 6, 2017

A new study says if humans don't curb emissions, Earth could see CO2 levels that haven't been reached in 50 million years.

EU Energy Companies Make A Major Promise To Curb Coal Use

By Ryan Biek | April 5, 2017

Energy companies representing almost the entire European Union have promised not to build new coal power plants after 2020.

Department Of Energy Might Stop Talking About Climate Change

By Matt Picht | March 29, 2017

A Politico report says one Energy Department official asked his staff not to use phrases related to climate change.

There's Little Room In Trump's Budget For Climate Science

By Sarah Schlieder | March 16, 2017

President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget includes large cuts in funding for climate research and programs.

2016 Was A Bad Year For The Great Barrier Reef. 2017 Could Be Worse

By Lindsey Pulse | March 10, 2017

Last year, a bleaching event killed 22 percent of the reef's corals.

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