Historic UN climate pact ‘extremely close’: French host
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Historic UN climate pact ‘extremely close’: French host

Karl Malakunas and Joshua Melvin | AFP - December 10, 2015

LE BOURGET, France -- The French host of U.N. talks aimed at saving mankind from climate catastrophe said Thursday a historic accord was "extremely close," but called for unprecedented compromises…

The troubling science that’s changing the conversation at the Paris climate talks
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The troubling science that’s changing the conversation at the Paris climate talks

Chris Mooney | The Washington Post - December 10, 2015

LE BOURGET, France - Perhaps the most surprising story out of the Paris climate talks so far is the shift that seems to be occurring in favor…

U.S. pledges more aid to poorer countries as Paris climate talks enter delicate stage
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U.S. pledges more aid to poorer countries as Paris climate talks enter delicate stage

Joby Warrick and Chris Mooney | The Washington Post - December 9, 2015

LE BOURGET, France - The United States will double its assistance to poor countries struggling to cope with the effects of climate change, Secretary of State John…

Mexico to spend $23 billion to cut greenhouse gases
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Mexico to spend $23 billion to cut greenhouse gases

Laurent Thomet | AFP - December 8, 2015

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's government announced $23 billion in investments on Tuesday to modernize its refineries while sharply slashing greenhouse gas emissions produced by oil-processing facilities and gasoline.…

Everything we know (and don’t know) about Costa Rica’s future rapid transit system
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Everything we know (and don’t know) about Costa Rica’s future rapid transit system

Lindsay Fendt - December 8, 2015

In 2013, then-Environment Minister René Castro called transportation the “Achilles’ heel” of Costa Rica’s carbon-neutrality ambitions. In the last two years little has changed. Vehicles are still…

What Paris climate talks have accomplished
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What Paris climate talks have accomplished

Michael R. Bloomberg - December 7, 2015

The two-week United Nations conference on climate change is halfway over, and no matter what else happens, it has already been a clear-cut success in two critical…

Costa Rica’s climate pledge: 5 things to know
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Costa Rica’s climate pledge: 5 things to know

Jill Replogle - December 4, 2015

The first week of the United Nations climate talks -- where 195 countries are trying to hash out a plan for averting catastrophic climate change -- is coming…

Honduras, Myanmar, Haiti top disaster risk list, says climate group
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Honduras, Myanmar, Haiti top disaster risk list, says climate group

David Williams | AFP - December 3, 2015

LE BOURGET, France – Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti top a new list of nations hardest hit by two decades of storms, floods and landslides that killed more…

US inflames debate on climate finance with plan for UN talks
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US inflames debate on climate finance with plan for UN talks

Reed Landberg and Ewa Krukowska | Bloomberg - December 2, 2015

PARIS - The United States fired the opening salvo in the debate about financing the fight against climate change, suggesting the United Nations ask more countries to…

Costa Rica to step up carbon-neutral coffee production
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Costa Rica to step up carbon-neutral coffee production

Lindsay Fendt - December 2, 2015

Coffee fans will soon have another reason to buy Costa Rican brews. On Tuesday, officials from the Environment Ministry (MINAE) announced a new goal to convert 25,000…