Climate Change

Attendees walk past a banner at the venue of the COP climate conference.

Why Did World Leaders Choose Glasgow For Climate Conference?

Glasgow's facilities and dedication to COP26's cause made it a prime spot for the global summit.

 | Scripps News Staff

Silhouettes of two church steeples are seen against the rising sun

The Push To Proclaim The Message Of Climate Change

Sixty percent of Christians polled said it was a top priority or important for Congress to pass a bill addressing climate change.

 | Amber Strong

Climate activists march through the streets of Glasgow, Scotland

Inside And Outside Climate Talks, Youths Urge Faster Action

Friday was the day the U.N. conference said it was dedicating to youth. But the schedule didn't reflect that, at times.

 | AP

Boats and a house in the Florida Keys

How Climate Change Is Affecting Life In The Florida Keys

The national gap between the rich and the poor is already growing. But that the disparity may be worse in the Keys because of climate change.

 | Bianca Facchinei

People digging for cobalt in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Human Rights Violations On The Rise In Democratic Republic Of Congo

More than 70% of the world's cobalt is produced in the DRC. A mining law prohibiting children from engaging in artisanal mining is not being enforced.

 | Chris Ocamringa

Clouds of vapor over Europe's largest lignite power plant

40+ Countries Pledge To Cut Heavily Polluting Coal, With Caveats

Critics say the vision is still obscured by a lot of smoke because several major economies have yet to set a date to end their dependence on the fuel.

 | AP

Smoke rises from chimneys of a power plant near a coal mine

20 Nations Pledge To End Funding Fossil Fuels Abroad

Coal factories predominantly used to power electricity grids produced 37% of the world's electricity in 2019.

 | Luke Hanrahan

The Hong Kong town of Tai O has most of its houses on stilts above the rising sea level.

Hong Kong Village Tries to Stay Afloat Amid Rising Sea Levels

Local climate experts are hoping new software that can predict typhoon activity can help them prevent further sinking.

 | Scripps News Staff

Dar es Salaam residents walk through flood waters

Rising Sea Levels In East Africa Threatening Home Evacuations

Tanzania's capital city could lose up to $5.3 billion in public and private assets because of the threat of rising sea levels and flooding.

 | Daniel Kijo

People gather gather at a table inside the venue of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland

COP26 Discusses Transitions To Cleaner Technologies

One technology is an air bubble that promotes the growth of algae, which are organisms that eat carbon dioxide.

 | Luke Hanrahan

President Joe Biden speaks at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit

World Leaders Vow To End Deforestation By 2030

It's being called the first major achievement of the climate summit in Glasgow.

 | Luke Hanrahan

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, President Joe Biden and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

World Leaders Urge Action Against Climate Change

Leaders gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, for the COP26 climate conference.

 | Philip Crowther

People in beekeeper suits at a bee farm

Catholic Communities Want To Be Good Stewards Of The Earth

You might consider monastic life to be based on tradition, but when it comes to sustainability, these religious orders are looking to the future.

 | Amber Strong

World leaders greet one another at the COP 26 U.N. Climate Summit

Leaders Talk Doomsday To Kickstart Climate Talks

One of the United Nations' biggest concerns is that some countries are more focused on amorphous long-term net-zero goals.

 | AP

ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods testifies via video

Big Oil Executives Testify, Deny Spreading Disinformation

Oil industry executives refused to pledge that their companies would not spend money to oppose efforts that reduce emissions.

 | John Mone

RSS Sir David Attenborough

U.K. Polar Climate Change Ship Makes Its London Debut

The ship will set out to research how the Earth's atmosphere and oceans are warming.

 | Scripps News Staff

Sydney Opera House

Australia Won't Be Able To Reach Methane Gas Goal

Scientists say that the country's climate change targets are among the weakest in the developed world.

 | Scripps News Staff

John Kerry, United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate

U.N., U.S. Officials Urge Action To Avert Climate Disaster

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry said Glasgow "is not the end of the road" and countries must keep raising their targets over the coming years.

 | Scripps News Staff

Indian Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav and U.S. climate envoy John Kerry

India Rejects Zero-Emissions Target, Says Other Nations Must Step Up

India's environment minister says wealthier countries like the U.S. and China have a bigger responsibility to act on climate change.

 | Manish Swarup / AP

Emissions from a coal-fired power plant

U.S., U.N. Officials Urge Action Ahead Of Climate Summit

Countries participating in an upcoming climate summit in Scotland are being called on to fulfill their Paris Accord pledges.

 | AP

ExxonMobil CEO Darren Woods

Oil Executives Testify On Climate Change, Alleged Disinformation

Lawmakers are investigating what they call a long-term industry campaign to mislead the public about the role of fossil fuels in global warming.

 | AP

A helicopter drops water on the Windy Fire burning in the Trail of 100 Giants grove of Sequoia National Forest.

Experts Are Studying Past Wildfires To Aid Future Forest Survival

Using photos from the past, experts are piecing together wildfire history to look for clues that can be used in the future.

 | Sam Eaton

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a meeting

White House Working On New Climate Change Strategies

The package includes refundable tax credits to help encourage people to use renewable energy sources.

 | AP

Smoke rises from the Feyzin Total refinery chimneys, outside Lyon, central France.

U.N.: Greenhouse Gas Levels Hit A New Record, Cuts Fall Short

Greenhouse gas concentrations increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade despite a temporary reduction in the pandemic.

 | AP

MBS Pledges Net-Zero Carbon Emissions, Intel Report Stokes Doubts

A new intelligence report casts doubt, saying nations that rely heavily on fossil fuel exports will try to slow the transition.

 | Sasha Ingber

Mark Crave, left, and Pat Crave, right at Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese

Cow Manure Helps Dairy Farm Run On Renewable Energy

Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese has built massive tanks that store manure, capture its methane, and burn it to produce electricity.

 | Lauren Magarino

Tractor harvesting crops in a field.

This Earth-Friendly Crop May Change Agriculture For The Better

Kernza is a perennial crop that's essentially a cousin of wheat, but its roots store carbon in the ground to help prevent soil erosion and runoff.

 | Lauren Magarino

A cow

Cattle Ranchers Set Environmental Sustainability Goals

One cattle rancher says the cattle industry can be a solution to the climate crisis.

 | Lauren Magarino

Water drips from an outdoor faucet in California.

Governor Newsom Declares Drought Emergency Across California

The governor's order frees up additional state funding to address the crisis as Newsom urges Californians to bolster water conservation efforts.

 | Scripps News Staff

A flock of geese fly past a smokestack at a coal power plant

Survey: More Than 99% Of Studies Say Humans Caused Climate Change

A new study from Cornell found that more than 99.9% of scientific writings on climate change since 2012 agree that humans impact the climate.

 | Scripps News Staff