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African countries to receive $22.5 billion in funding for climate adaptation and mitigation projects

African countries to receive $22.5 billion in funding for climate adaptation and mitigation projects

The African continent contains many of the nations which are in danger of suffering the most from the declining climate situation. In order to surv...
Kansas City Will Make Its Government 100 Percent Carbon-Free by Next Year

Kansas City Will Make Its Government 100 Percent Carbon-Free by Next Year

Kansas City, Missouri, has voted unanimously to transition all its municipal electricity to carbon-free sources by the end of 2020. The city’s fina...
U.S. Senate Republicans hold rare climate hearing, and more might be coming

U.S. Senate Republicans hold rare climate hearing, and more might be coming

It’s been some time since the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has held a hearing on climate change, so naturally its top two lawmaker...
For the first time ever, a presidential campaign is putting climate change front and center

For the first time ever, a presidential campaign is putting climate change front and center

For the first time in history, a major presidential candidate is putting climate change center stage in their campaign. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee ...
Etsy introduces a new initiative to fight climate change

Etsy introduces a new initiative to fight climate change

E-commerce website Etsy has partnered with environmental advocacy group 3Degrees to support a portfolio of carbon-reduction and mitigation projects...
Climate change: CO2 emissions fall in 18 countries with strong policies, study finds

Climate change: CO2 emissions fall in 18 countries with strong policies, study finds

In a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, researchers suggest that countries that are turning to renewable energy sources and ...
Los Angeles takes steps to replace natural gas with renewables

Los Angeles takes steps to replace natural gas with renewables

Los Angeles will abandon a plan to replace three aging gas power plants along its coast with newer natural gas technology. Instead, the city will i...
Wisconsin becomes 20th state to join climate alliance designed to uphold Paris accord

Wisconsin becomes 20th state to join climate alliance designed to uphold Paris accord

Wisconsin on Tuesday became the 20th state to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, a group of states working to uphold the Paris climate accord. “It’s t...
'We won': Landmark climate ruling as NSW court rejects coal mine

'We won': Landmark climate ruling as NSW court rejects coal mine

Environmental groups are cheering a decision in NSW's Land and Environment Court that found the emissions of greenhouse gases and resulting climate...
The inspiring thing that happened when a Japanese village went almost waste-free

The inspiring thing that happened when a Japanese village went almost waste-free

The village of Kamikatsu sits among verdant rice fields and mountainous forest on the Western Japanese island of Shikoku. With less than 1,700 res...