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Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 06:31 PM EDT

Youth Leaders at UN Demand Bold Climate Change Action

Youth Leaders at UN Demand Bold Climate Change Action

Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to...

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 03:00 PM EDT

GM Electric Car Push Could Mean Fewer and Lower Paying Jobs

GM Electric Car Push Could Mean Fewer and Lower Paying Jobs

If U.S. consumers ever ditch fuel burners for electric vehicles, then the United Auto Workers union is in trouble. Gone would be thousands of jobs at engine and transmission plants across the industrial...

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 08:25 PM EDT

'Don't Be a Fossil Fool': Young Protesters Demand Climate Change Action

'Don't Be a Fossil Fool': Young Protesters Demand Climate Change Action

A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action. March...

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 03:03 PM EDT
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By Nina Lin

PHOTOS: 'Global Climate Strike' Around the World

From Tokyo to Kabul, and many other cities in between, young activists and their...View gallery

  • New York City
  • Washington, D.C.
  • San Francisco
Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 06:38 PM EDT

'Middle of the Herd' No More: Amazon Tackles Climate Change

'Middle of the Herd' No More: Amazon Tackles Climate Change

Online shopping giant Amazon revealed a carbon footprint Thursday that rivals that of a small country and vowed to reduce the damage to the planet by cutting its use of fossil fuels. The company, which ships...

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 10:04 PM EDT

MSNBC's Climate Forum: What Happened on Day 1

MSNBC's Climate Forum: What Happened on Day 1

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado worries that American democracy is not up to transitioning to a clean energy economy. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang would invest in the next generation nuclear power and propose a...

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 06:13 AM EDT

Where Have the Wild Birds Gone? 3 Billion Fewer Than 1970

Where Have the Wild Birds Gone? 3 Billion Fewer Than 1970

North America's skies are lonelier and quieter as nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds soar in the air than in 1970, a comprehensive study shows. The new study focuses on the drop in sheer numbers of birds, not...

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 07:28 AM EDT

How Should the Next President Deal With Climate Change?

How Should the Next President Deal With Climate Change?

Young climate change activists are trying to force global warming to the forefront of the 2020 presidential race, which has so far been dominated by other topics. While candidates have released plans to curb...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 06:50 PM EDT

Trump Bars California From Setting Stricter Fuel Standards

Trump Bars California From Setting Stricter Fuel Standards

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would...

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 03:58 PM EDT

An Island Imperiled: Climate Change Threatens Greenland

An Island Imperiled: Climate Change Threatens Greenland

For many scientists, Greenland is considered “ground zero” for climate change, a place where global warming’s impact is most apparent — and where the effects of rising temperatures, warming oceans and melting...

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Debate Rivals Assail Warren as She Joins Democrats' Top Rank

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Metro-North Adds Yankee Clipper Service to Yankees ALCS Games

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