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  • Countries pledge to end forest loss; Brazil balks

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join. The United States, Canada and the entire European Union signed on to a declaration...

  • Obama: No nation has 'free pass' on climate change

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe's climate is changing faster than efforts to address it. "Nobody gets a pass," he declared. "We have to raise our collective...

  • Leading medical journal: Physicians have a responsibility to combat climate change

    Physicians have a duty to combat global climate change and the risk it poses to the long-term health and well-being of the world’s population, the Journal of the American Medical Association’s editorial board said this week.

  • NYC mayor warns UN about climate change

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has decried "the reckless way we live" while addressing the United Nations about the threat of climate change. De Blasio addressed the U.N. climate summit on Tuesday morning before its annual General Assembly. De Blasio, a Democrat who took...

  • Cities set the pace on climate change

    By undertaking certain actions, cities could conceivably reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- which most scientists say drive global warming -- 24 percent by 2030 and 47 percent by 2050.

  • EU sets new climate targets, pledges aid to developing nations

    The European Union will aim to slash greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, European Commission President Josè Manuel Barroso said Tuesday at the United Nations climate summit.

  • Obama orders international federal programs, investments to consider climate change

    NEW YORK — Federal agencies will need to factor how the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels, drought, floods and other extreme weather linked to it, would affect international development programs and investments under a new executive order President Obama will issue Tuesday,...

  • 100 arrested at Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

    NEW YORK (AP) — A day after over 100,000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1,000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest what they see as corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate...

  • Former Treasury chief: Businesses won't act on climate without federal policy

    Paulson, and some other Republicans who are no longer part of official Washington, have started to embrace climate policies from a financial perspective.

  • Media hype: Networks all in to push 'Climate March'

    The TV networks were clearly showing their green this weekend, giving the "People's Climate March" in New York nearly five times the coverage of the biggest annual march in Washington, the anti-abortion "March for Life."

  • Kerry: Climate change on par with terrorism, poverty, WMD

    Secretary of State John Kerry's comments come on the eve of the United Nations climate summit, where 120-plus heads of state including President Obama, will meet to discuss global warming.

  • Rockefellers to withdraw fossil fuel investments

    The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, established by Standard Oil Co. tycoon John D. Rockefeller, will begin untangling its $860 million of investments from fossil fuels and shift those dollars toward renewable energy, the philanthropy will announce Monday.

  • Gov. Cuomo declares 'Climate Week' in New York

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has designated this week "Climate Week" to get New Yorkers thinking about the challenges of climate change. The action comes as more than 120 world leaders prepare to convene Tuesday in New York City for the United Nations Climate Summit. The meeting is...

  • Drizzle forecast for Obama's climate parade at the UN

    Some 120 heads of state, including President Obama, will gather in New York for the United Nations climate summit, but their meeting is not expected to generate momentum and is not a formal part of the negotiating process.

  • Climate justice now! Occupy the climate!

    The genius of the People's Climate March, at least as far as its organizers and participants were concerned, is that the concept of climate is broad and flexible enough to cover everything.



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