Climate Change

9th Circuit Court of Appeals

Appeals Court Tosses Out Climate Case Brought By 21 Young Plaintiffs

The judges said the case was "compelling," but two out of three said it's out of the court's jurisdiction.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

A man sunbathes on June 29, 2019 in London, England

2019 Was Second-Hottest Year On Record, Capping Off Hottest Decade

Increased carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are the main culprit.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

Firefighters in Bega, Australia

Americans Help Fight Australian Bushfires

Twenty more American firefighters arrived in Bega on Monday, where they are preparing to deploy to support the Australians.

 | Terace Garnier

Activists rally for climate action at Sydney Town Hall on Jan. 10, 2020 in Sydney, Australia

Tens Of Thousands Of Protesters Call For Australian PM To Resign

Authorities have expressed frustration that the protests are distracting emergency services from battling fires.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

A koala at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

Australian Hospital Rescuing Koalas From Historic Bushfires

Terace Garnier spoke to two workers who are helping care for koalas injured in Australia's bushfires.

 | Terace Garnier

Terace Garnier in Sydney

Newsy On The Ground Covering Australia Bushfires

The skies in Sydney are clear today but for the past month city has been blanketed with fog and smoke.

 | Terace Garnier

A climate activist holds a protest sign

2019 Wrap-Up: A Growing Awareness Of A Worsening Climate

A look back at the measurement, management and often slow progress of climate change awareness in 2019.

 | Evan Thomas

Smoke haze over Sydney Harbour with the Opera House hardly visible on Dec. 10, 2019 in Sydney, Australia

Australia Sets Record For Its Hottest National Average Temperature

There are a number of reasons for the heatwave, but experts say the most dominant one is the strong Indian Ocean dipole.

 | LeeAnne Lowry

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres speaks at the opening day of the U.N. Climate Change Conference.

U.N. Climate Conference Ends Without Major Breakthrough

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said he's disappointed with the results of the United Nations Climate Summit.

 | Lauren Magarino

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at UN climate summit in Madrid.

U.N.: Resisting Action On Climate Is 'A Recipe For Economic Disaster'

The U.N. secretary-general blasted the "false story" that addressing climate change is anti-business.

 | Peter Hecht

Cranes load shipping containers onto a cargo ship in Staten Island.

Sub-National Stakeholders Plan To Keep US Working Toward Paris Goals

A coalition of states, cities and companies say they expect to keep their emissions on a downward trend through 2030.

 | Evan Thomas

A conference hall at the COP25 climate meeting

COP25 Talks Climate Solutions, Even As The US Leaves Paris Agreement

U.S. plans to leave the Paris agreement won't disrupt ongoing climate talks, but the countries who are still in are feeling the pressure.

 | Evan Thomas

People near a COP25 sign

Climate Summit Kicks Off With Dire Warnings From Top U.N. Officials

The U.N. secretary-general asked, "Do we really want to be remembered as the generation ... that fiddled while the planet burned?"

 | Terace Garnier

Climate protesters dressed as penguins

European Parliament Declares 'Climate Emergency' To Reduce Emissions

The European Parliament is pushing for EU members to curb emissions ahead of the United Nations climate conference.

 | Peter Hecht

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen makes a speech.

New European Commission President Pledges To Focus On Climate Change

Ursula von der Leyen, the new president of the European Commission, was formally voted into office Wednesday.

 | Stephanie Liebergen

Gas emissions

U.N.: Emissions Must Be Cut In Half To Meet Climate Change Goals

According to the report, emissions must drop 55% by 2030 to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

 | Meg Hilling

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court Won't Intervene In Climate Scientist Defamation Suit

Climate scientist Michael Mann is suing for defamation over an article that accused him of data manipulation and misconduct.

 | Meg Hilling

Aerial image shows rainforest destruction and land clearing from fires.

Brazil's Space Agency Reports Soaring Rates Of Rainforest Destruction

A report by Brazil's space agency, completed before a recent surge in fires, reveals a 30 percent 12-month spike in rainforest destruction.

 | Peter Hecht

A model rendering of the jet stream over Europe

How Climate Change Factored Into Venice's Floods

Climate change likely played a role in Venice's flooding, but it was just one of several contributing factors.

 | Evan Thomas

Fire crews work to control bush fires with back burns

Death Toll Rises As Bush Fires Continue In Australia

Thousands of firefighters have been deployed to combat more than 100 fires burning along Australia's east coast.

 | Meg Hilling

A "Climate Emergency" sign at a protest

Does Calling It A 'Climate Emergency' Help?

More and more voices call the state of the climate an "emergency" or "crisis." Is that effective? And how do we respond to it?

 | Evan Thomas

Student writing

Italy To Become First Country To Require Climate Change Education

Public schools in Italy will be required to teach students at all grade levels about climate change and environmental sustainability.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Dry, cracked ground

Thousands Of Scientists Around The World Declare A 'Climate Emergency'

More than 11,000 scientists signed the declaration, which was written in a study published in the journal BioScience Tuesday.

 | Briana Koeneman

power plant

Trump Administration Begins Formal Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo notified the United Nations of the decision Monday. The withdrawal will take exactly one year to complete.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Firefighters battle the Kincade Fire

Calif. Gov. Newsom Hits Back At President Trump's Wildfire Criticism

It's the latest chapter in the ongoing dispute between President Trump and Gov. Newsom over the environmental conditions of the state.

 | Meg Hilling

Firefighter washes fire retardant from house Wednesday near grasslands fire in Simi Valley, California.

In Flames Again, California Is Rethinking Home Building In Wild Lands

With major fires burning across the state, California is reckoning with its population boom that has spiked home construction in fire-prone areas.

 | Peter Hecht

Coastal flooding

Millions More People At Risk Of Climate-Related Coastal Flooding

According to a new study published Tuesday, 300 million people are currently living on land that will be vulnerable to annual flooding by 2050.

 | Briana Koeneman

The Saddleridge Fire in California in October 2019

Climate Change Is Changing How We Deal With Wildfires

As the climate changes, it can be more conducive to wildfire. We have to change our responses, too.

 | Evan Thomas

An Exxon gas station sign

ExxonMobil On Trial For Allegedly Misleading Investors

The New York attorney general made the accusation in a lawsuit filed last year.

 | Briana Koeneman

Extinction Rebellion protester sits on a post in London

London Bans All Protests Linked To Climate Group Extinction Rebellion

The Metropolitan Police Service said protesters were made aware of the new changes, but that didn't stop them from demonstrating anyway.

 | Antoinette Miller