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Israel tells teachers to use gas firms' videos to teach kids about energy   35%

The videos by Noble Energy and Delek Group praise the use of natural gas without mentioning its contribution to the climate crisis

Liberia: President Weah Extends Invitation to United States   15%

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- President George M. Weah has directed requested the United States Government and the rest of the developed to form a sustained partnership with Liberia to combat climate change and spur economic growth.

China, US present big climate goals to UN. Will it be enough?  

On Tuesday, China and the U.S. addressed the United Nations with news of each country’s climate goals. Xi Jinping committed to stop funding coal plants internationally, and Joe Biden plans to double climate aid for poorer nations to $11.4 billion by 2024.

COP26: What is the Glasgow climate conference and why is it important?  

A crucial climate change summit is being held in the UK- who's going and what's at stake?

Scott Morrison under pressure from all sides on climate action   -12%

Foreign affairs and national security correspondent Anthony Galloway joins Bianca Hall to talk about why Australia appears increasingly isolated on climate and defence policy.

We can still turn this around: Thunberg helms election climate rally in Berlin  

Climate action is one of the biggest issues in the German election this weekend, as green protests around the world demanded action now.

Joe Manchin Will Craft U.S. Climate Plan  

Senator Joe Manchin is already a crucial swing vote in the Democrats’ sweeping budget bill. But he will also write the details of its climate change program.

Nigeria: Global Citizen - Ending Covid-19 and Setting Roadmap Against Poverty in Developing Countries   -8%

[This Day] The current global situation calls for drastic actions given the numerous challenges that include the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty in poor African countries, climate change and inequality.

German Protesters Call for Climate Action as Election Nears  

Protests took place worldwide, but those in Germany had heightened urgency amid calls for the next government to do something about climate change.

Biden vows to double aid to developing countries vulnerable to climate crisis  

President tells UN general assembly that US will become the world’s leading provider of climate finance

Joe Biden has vowed to double the financial aid given to developing countries vulnerable to the worsening climate crisis as he warned the UN that the world is “fast approaching the point of no return” from global heating.

Related: Joe Biden promises UN an end to ‘relentless war’ and the start of ‘relentless diplomacy’

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#SeeYouInCourt: Climate litigation heats up   5%

With politicians failing to take climate action, activists from Asia to South America to Europe are taking governments and polluters to court in a last-ditch bid to reduce emissions — and global heating.

Op-Ed: For a generation born into climate change, hope isn't an option. Activism is   10%

If you're 25 years old, you grasp the near certainty of climate catastrophe. Then you fight it, because what choice do you have?

Kissingers secret China trip recalled as Wall Street veteran meets key Chinese leaders, visits Xinjiang   6%

As official US-China exchanges slowed amid rising tensions, a Wall Street veteran visited Beijing for talks with a top leader – acting as a powerful backchannel for the two nations, the Post has learned.John Thornton, executive chairman of Barrick Gold Corp and a former Goldman Sachs president, met Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng in Beijing in late August, according to a person familiar with the details of the meeting.The key issues discussed included climate change, Xinjiang and conditions for…

September political cartoon gallery from the USA TODAY Network  

A collection of cartoons on President Biden, climate change,


Cambodia: Climate change, Mekong dams threaten world's biggest inland fishery  

One of the world's richest inland fishing grounds, Tonle Sap lake nourishes tens of millions of people. But climate change and dam construction are threatening livelihoods at the lake, as well as regional food security.

German election and climate change: What are the parties' pledges   6%

The fight against climate change is one of the German voters' main topics of concern. With a few days until the election, DW takes a look at what the main German political parties plan to do about it.

COP26 Glasgow climate summit at risk of failure, UN chief warns   3%

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said a critical meeting on climate change later this year in Scotland is at risk of failure due to mistrust between developed and developing countries and a lack of ambitious goals among some emerging economies.The UN COP26 conference in Glasgow aims to wring much more ambitious climate action and the money to go with it from participants around the globe. Scientists said last month that global warming is dangerously close to spiralling out of control.“I…

China, US announce separate, major steps to combat climate change   19%

Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the U.N. General Assembly.

Climate change: UN warning over nations' climate plans   -50%

Climate plans of more than 100 countries show we're heading in the wrong direction, the UN says.

Letters to the Editor: If burned sequoias and scorched koalas don't wake you up, maybe less coffee will   -10%

Climate change will make it harder to grow the plants that produce coffee beans. Now do you want to do something about this?

Why corporate social responsibility is BS | Robert Reich   1%

While big corporations tell Americans how virtuous they are, they lobby up a storm against Biden’s social policy bill

In recent years, “corporate social responsibility” has been viewed by some as the answer to the multiple failings of capitalism. Chief executives have responded to all sorts of problems – worsening climate change, widening inequality, soaring healthcare costs and so on – by promising their corporations will lead the way to solutions because they’re committed to being “socially responsible”.

Related: House Democrats are scared to tax billionaires – that’s a costly mistake | Robert Reich

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Cop26: Women must be heard on climate, say rights groups   -8%

Those worst hit by global heating are left out of talks, says feminist coalition calling for systemic change

Women must be enabled to play a greater role at the Cop26 summit, as the needs of women and girls are being overlooked amid the global climate crisis, a coalition of feminist groups has said.

The Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice has laid out a call for action at the UN general assembly, including demands that world leaders meeting at Cop26, in Glasgow this November, must end fossil fuel expansion and move to 100% renewable energy.

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Jeff Bezos pledges $1 billion to protect 30 percent of the Earths land and sea   29%

Bezos’s large donations are transforming climate philanthropy — even as Amazon’s cloud-computing business and shipping operations have a significant carbon footprint.

Climate change: China to exit coal-fired power abroad  

Beijing is to end support for overseas coal-fired power projects and plans to up investment in low-carbon energy. It's big news ahead of the November climate summit, but private investors need to follow suit.

Late-night talk shows put competition aside for joint focus on climate change   10%

Eight late-night hosts devoted a portion of their programs Wednesday and early Thursday to the issue of climate change. Here are some of the jokes.

UN climate official warns low ambition is costing Australian growth  

Australia’s climate stance is causing international confusion and could hurt its economy and reputation as the world ramps up its reduction targets.

Thousands of activists across Europe protest climate change   -4%

Greta Thunberg's Fridays for Future demonstrations resumed on Sept. 24, uniting climate protesters in Berlin, London, Rome and other European cities.

Methane: What's the big deal?   -8%

With much of the climate conversation centered around cutting carbon dioxide, less attention is paid to a more potent, less common and sometimes smellier greenhouse gas: methane.

Democrats Consider Adding Carbon Tax to Budget Bill   25%

A tax on carbon dioxide pollution could be the single most effective policy to tackle climate change. It could also be politically explosive.

Biden Vows to Double Aid on Climate, a Key Issue at U.N. Gathering   30%

The pledge, which depends on congressional approval, is considered key to the success of the U.N.-led climate talks that are planned for November in Glasgow.

Housing in Alaska cant survive climate change. This group is trying a new model.   -35%

The Cold Climate Housing Research Center combines "Indigenous wisdom and 21st-century technologies" for sustainable architecture that can withstand the state’s elements.

Icelanders Vote in Volatile Election With Climate in Mind   16%

Icelanders voted Saturday in a general election dominated by climate change, with an unprecedented number of political parties likely to win parliamentary seats.

Nancy Pelosis praise for Scott Morrison should terrify Labor   5%

It was a preview of the power of a slogan to substitute for actual action on climate.

Climate change and construction spell disaster for the Himalayas   -10%

This summer flash floods and landslides in India left people bereaved and displaced. Activists say poor urban planning, driven by tourism and urban growth, is exacerbating the impact of the climate crisis.

A 'thirsty' atmosphere is propelling Northern California's drought into the record books  

Increasing evaporative demand is escalating summertime drought severity in California and the West, according to climate researchers.

COP 26: How much is the developing world getting to fight climate change?   37%

Are rich countries living up to their climate promises to the developing world?

Life at 50C: Heat hitting home in Australia   -12%

Cities like Sydney are already experiencing extremely hot days because of climate change.

News organizations put climate change in the spotlight   10%

Tuesday marks World News Day. The theme this year is climate change, and the importance of trusted journalism to inform citizens about the crisis and action needed to tackle it.

Bank of China pledges to end funding for foreign coal mining and power plants   5%

The Bank of China has said it will no longer provide financing for new coal mining and coal-fired power projects overseas from next month.It is the first of the four Chinese state-owned commercial banks to make such a commitment after President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly this week that China would stop building coal-fired power plants abroad.The bank is also one of the biggest bankers of coal mining and coal power companies, according to the Banking on Climate Change…