Ocean conservation will succeed only when the people most affected by climate change are part of the effort.
Scientists can now use climate data to predict whale and sea turtle locations months in advance, helping fishing fleets avoid conflicts with wildlife.
As negotiators work to agree on a final text, attention has turned to a fundamental question: Will the talks call for a phaseout of fossil fuels?
A pavilion at COP28 offers a space for meditation, prayer and something that feels lacking, at times, from global warming talks: hope.
High interest rates make green start-up costs soar. Officials at the U.N. climate summit fear the world could miss an opportunity to avert future greenhouse gas emissions.
Backpedaling on the environment is not just bad for the future; it’s bad for political prospects.
Para empezar, que les devolvamos Xochimilco. Convertir las chinampas, unas parcelas agrícolas con técnicas ancestrales, en negocios atractivos para los turistas ha sido uno de los golpes más fuertes para esta especie.
On the outskirts of Mexico City, biologists are working to reintroduce a treasured amphibian to the wild. But first they must revive an ancient method of farming.
Electricity use for cooling could double by 2050, driving up the greenhouse gas emissions that cause warming.
Carbon dioxide emissions from oil, gas and coal rose by 1 percent in 2023, researchers announced at the U.N. climate summit.
Readers discuss a column by Paul Krugman. Also: A climate protest at the opera; more Trump coverage?
Sultan Al Jaber, responsible for leading the world away from fossil fuels, had said there was “no science” to support a phaseout of oil and gas.
Dismissive comments by the president of the climate gathering raise questions about the host country’s commitment to addressing rising global temperatures.
Money is a very big sticking point at this year’s United Nations climate summit. Part of the problem is that American promises often go unmet.
Entre las mayores fuentes de información falsa o engañosa sobre el clima mundial se encuentran algunas naciones influyentes, como Rusia y China, cuyos diplomáticos estarán presentes en la cumbre.
Rich countries must bear responsibility for the climate crisis and help developing nations end their reliance on fossil fuels.
The idea of using artificial intelligence to fight emissions has made a splash at COP28, but there’s a catch: The energy it requires could make matters worse.
A Vatican envoy delivered remarks in which Francis asked world leaders whether they would opt for “a culture of life or a culture of death.”
Finding money for fossil fuel plants is much easier than financing clean energy projects, especially in developing countries.
There have been a combined 37 named storms this year in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific basins. A high proportion of those quickly escalated.
The group, including Britain, France and the United States, said the agreement was critical to meeting nations’ climate commitments.
Its new estimate of the economic impact of climate change could create the legal justification for aggressive new regulations.
The measure, which requires oil and gas producers to detect and fix leaks of the greenhouse gas, came as the U.S. vice president spoke at the COP28 climate summit.
World leaders at climate talks in Dubai invoked faith, science and economics in their calls for a rapid transition away from fossil fuels.
A revival of Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” was notable for the arrival of Christian Gerhaher. But with an abrupt protest, the performance took a turn.
U.S. oil production has hit a record level, but the surge also poses risks.
American oil production is hitting record levels, delivering economic and foreign policy benefits but putting environmental goals further out of reach.
OPEC is a participant at COP28. Unlike the United States, it is moving to cut production.
Rich individuals, companies and countries must ensure green technologies are affordable for everyone, everywhere.
Jerome H. Powell, the central bank’s chair, has been interrupted recently by a climate group that thinks disruption will win the day.
“The hope of the world rests on the decisions you must take,” the British monarch told world leaders at the U.N. climate summit in Dubai.
Met officials were forced to bring down the curtain halfway through the opera as protesters unfurled banners that read “No Opera On A Dead Planet.” The performance later resumed.
Plus the best albums of 2023.
The package, which developing countries had sought for more than three decades, passed on the first day of talks in Dubai.
An Abu Dhabi fund is expected to invest at least $30 billion in climate projects with some of the biggest names in North American finance.
Airline carriers want to replace jet fuel with ethanol to fight global warming. That would require lots of corn, and lots of water.
The United Arab Emirates, one of the world’s biggest oil producers, is hosting this year’s climate summit.
The number of malaria cases rose again in 2022, propelled by flooding and warmer weather in areas once free of the illness.
Online influencers, fossil fuel companies and some of the countries attending COP28 have nourished a feedback loop of falsehoods.
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Scientists confirmed another year of extreme temperatures as world leaders gathered in Dubai for a U.N. summit on global warming.
Carriers want to replace jet fuel with ethanol to fight global warming. That would require lots of corn, and lots of water.
After decades of meetings, nations still haven’t agreed to curb the main driver of global warming.
Emissions from electricity and transportation are projected to fall over time, a new report finds, but industry remains a major climate challenge.
“Necesitamos protección”, dijo un migrante en la frontera. Pero el sistema legal para los refugiados, formulado hace décadas, nunca contempló a los millones de desplazados por el calentamiento global.
El gobierno se dispone a presentar su plan de transición energética en la cumbre climática de la ONU al mismo tiempo que intensifica su represión a los defensores del medioambiente.
The president attended the annual conference in 2021 and 2022, but officials say this year he is preoccupied with the wars in the Middle East and in Ukraine.
Climate activists have balked at the fact that a leading oil producer, the United Arab Emirates, is hosting this year’s U.N. climate talks. But Emirati officials say they, too, are grappling with hard questions.
The people who live on the island of Vangunu were adamant that the critically endangered species still existed. They helped researchers prove that they were right.
Officials will add the predators, threatened by climate change and habitat loss in much of the United States, to the Endangered Species List.
La desaparición del mar de Aral nos debe importar a todos.
In the short term, recycling might be the best option we have against our growing waste crisis.
President William Ruto has drawn attention internationally as a climate champion and peace mediator but faces domestic discontent over rising food and fuel prices, and new taxes.
Days after the pontiff was forced to slow down because of a flu, his doctors advised him to not travel to Dubai for COP28. Francis has made climate activism a hallmark of his papacy.
Plus how New Zealand’s Maori Wardens keep the peace.
A leaked document has talking points for the president of the United Nations climate conference, who is an oil executive in the United Arab Emirates, to advance oil and gas deals.
The government is preparing to present its energy transition plan at the U.N. climate talks as it intensifies a crackdown on environmental advocates.
The Aral Sea’s demise matters to us all.
“We need protection,” one migrant at the U.S. border said. But the legal system for refugees never envisioned the millions displaced by global warming.
The president is facing some pressure to focus on oil drilling and gas prices at home, while boosting climate ambition on the world stage.
An Energy Department program designed to create jobs and manufacturing in communities reliant on fossil fuels is backing projects in West Virginia, Colorado and elsewhere.
Thanks to the president’s signature legislation, solar energy manufacturing is booming in Georgia, a key state in the 2024 election. But the industry now worries that it could be too much and too fast.
Rather than take a confrontational approach with trespassers looking to farm or log in a tropical rainforest in Indonesia, teams of women rangers try dialogue first.
He has attended the past two summits and calls climate change “the ultimate threat” but will miss the talks that are set to begin in Dubai on Thursday.
Though experts do not think that this season will be the worst yet, they also warn that the past is no longer a reliable guide to the future.
Here are some of the people fighting efforts to conserve a vital resource that’s disappearing across the United States.
The Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard on the price we pay for cheap things.
Readers discuss a column by Pamela Paul about progressives and liberals. Also: Preserving forests; immigrants in New York State.
Sarvnik Kaur’s breathtaking documentary about Indigenous fishermen in Mumbai brings to life an ecosystem wrecked by corporate greed and climate change.
La ciudad ha gastado miles de millones de dólares para abastecerse de agua potable, pero los expertos afirman que estos esfuerzos suponen un desafío a los recursos naturales del golfo Pérsico.
About half of the country moved into a slightly warmer zone in the Agriculture Department’s new “plant hardiness” map, an important guide for gardeners. Climate change may be a factor.
In the unequal distribution of birds and other species, ecologists are tracing the impact of bigoted urban policies adopted decades ago.
Diplomats and leaders will gather in Dubai for United Nations climate talks. Here are some key facts.
There’s a lot more work to do to keep global temperatures at relatively safe levels, according to a U.N. report issued in advance of global climate talks.
Renewable electricity is rising quickly, but the world’s power mix remains fossil fuel-heavy — for now.
The combined threat of climate change and development in risky areas is making it a big challenge to keep coastal Carolina residents safe.
Five years ago, David Buckel violently ended his life in a public park in Brooklyn. People who knew him were shocked and angry. Yet they refused to give up.
Something has changed in the United States, and not just the climate.
Steven Guilbeault, Canada’s environment minister, said the government was “strongly considering” an appeal of the federal court’s ruling.
The city has spent billions of dollars to provide fresh water to its residents and tourist attractions, but experts say the efforts are straining the Persian Gulf’s natural resources.
The world has always experienced fire year-round, but these are a lot harder to ignore.
Responses to an article about soldiers who have brain damage from firing heavy weapons. Also: Mike Johnson; Capitol fighting; climate change; preventing falls.
The causes Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has championed have brought him admiration, criticism — and tens of millions of dollars.
It could deliver a jolt of ambition ahead of the global talks.
The decision could rip a hole in Berlin’s budget and complicate the transition to a greener economy.
Where the Mississippi River ends, the compounding threats of drought and climate change put pressure on communities that feel forgotten.
America and China are talking again. For the sake of our planet, let’s keep it that way.
The climate agreement between the two countries is seen as a bright spot as President Biden prepares to meet President Xi Jinping.
The 8th update to a major international report shows more people are getting sick and dying from extreme heat, drought and other climate problems.
Plus a treasure trove of ancient maps.
The senator has played an outsize role in shaping climate policy.
Countries are taking “baby steps,” a U.N. official said. In a separate study, Saudi researchers warned of an “existential crisis” for their nation from rising temperatures.
Plus, an ethics code for the Supreme Court and a new report on climate change.
A major government assessment lays out both the far-reaching perils of global warming and the cost-effective fixes that are available today.
The research, which comes with important caveats, was partly an effort to address the scientific uproar surrounding an earlier paper.
The move is the oil giant’s first foray in the production of a metal vital for electric vehicle batteries.
Algunos glaciares de la isla se están derritiendo al doble del ritmo que hace apenas unas décadas.
The New Jersey city has been more forward-thinking than New York in preparing for big storms.
The dream of reviving nuclear power in the U.S. rests on a new generation of smaller reactors meant to be easier to build. But major obstacles loom.
Dry conditions and high salt levels in the water allowed for halobacteria to thrive, turning a pond bubble-gum pink.
Climate change in Italy has come for one of the world’s most sought-after delicacies. Foodies will probably see the impact when the check comes.
Low-lying Tuvalu has reached a deal with its large Pacific neighbor to address the challenge of rising oceans, but it is not planning to pack up and go.
Tree loss was down 20 percent from the previous year, the environment minister announced.
Grassland and shrubland fires burn more land and destroy more homes across the United States than forest fires, a new study found.
An alarming picture of planned fossil fuel production before the global climate talks.
Some glaciers on the island are melting at double the rate of just a few decades ago.
New rules from the Office of Management and Budget will change how the federal government weighs costs, enabling new efforts on climate change and poverty.
The technique is expensive but it could help fight climate change. Backers hope fast growth can bring down costs.
Stephen Hammer, the new chief executive of the New York Climate Exchange, hopes to bring urgency to environmental issues facing the city.
The devices can heat and cool homes more efficiently than furnaces and air-conditioners, but their sales have slowed because of higher interest rates and a slow rollout of federal incentives.
El hecho de que tantos niños resulten afectados por un fenómeno climático predecible sugiere que sus amenazas no se están abordando de manera adecuada.
Included in the new legislation is a requirement that the state generate all of its electricity from wind, solar and other carbon-free sources by 2040.
James Hansen says we must realize that we’ve underestimated how much the planet is warming.
Analyzing data from October, European climate scientists found another record-breaking month for temperatures around the world.
Syria, Iraq and Iran were parched by high temperatures that would have been “virtually impossible” without the effects of global warming, scientists said.
The Natural Resources Defense Council is eliminating its longstanding program promoting nuclear safety and cleanup as donors focus on the climate crisis.
President Biden’s 2022 climate act spurred big investments in U.S. battery factories, but it has not similarly boosted E.V. sales.
The world remains on track to produce far more oil, gas and coal than would be consistent with relatively safe levels of heating, a new report found.
Tensions between rich and poor countries are on display.
An analysis by researchers in China found that weather disasters might be helping nonnative animals replace native species in the wild.
When not driving around, electric buses and other vehicles could help utilities by storing their solar and wind energy and releasing it to meet surges in demand.
In keeping with tradition, he outlined the priorities of the prime minister at the opening of Parliament — including, this year, more fossil fuel extraction.
The administration said 15 clean energy projects were making solid progress and that it was on track to meet its goals for 2025.
Readers disagree with an essay expressing concern about a decline after a peak. Also: Rudy Giuliani’s drinking; book bans; masks in hospitals; wedding magic.
With residents unprepared for New York City’s recent flooding, it was a day of unnecessary chaos and frustration.
Of climate denial, Covid denial and cryptocurrency.
Mientras prestábamos atención a la pandemia, China y Ucrania, los caminos hacia la prosperidad y los intereses comunes se han oscurecido.
While the world’s eyes were on the pandemic, China and the war in Ukraine, the paths to prosperity and shared interests have grown murkier.
Don’t be fooled by its generic title. Lesley Lokko’s “Laboratory of the Future” is the most ambitious and pointedly political Venice Architecture Biennale in years.
Fungi are a public health blind spot.
Solar, wind, geothermal, battery and other alternative-energy businesses are adding workers from fossil fuel companies, where employment has fallen.
Also, the eight warmest years on record and a fragile political alliance in the Philippines.
The year 2022 was not great. But even in the midst of overlapping calamities, progress is being made.
As long as we do the best we can, and appreciate life’s fullness, we will leave the world a better place for our children.
Debate intensified over a contentious issue: the creation of a fund to help poor and vulnerable countries pay for loss and damage caused by climate change.
Humanity faces a complex knot of seemingly distinct but entangled crises that are causing damage greater than the sum of their individual harms.
Algunos países en desarrollo están haciendo acuerdos financieros que podrían darles un mayor papel en la lucha contra el cambio climático.
Developing nations are reducing their debt by pledging to protect their resources in financial deals that could give them a bigger role in the fight against climate change.
Plus Myanmar gets closer to Russia and a dire climate report.
How much should candidates disclose about their health? Also: Drone rules; political fears; future pandemics; donations and climate policy.
El filántropo habló sobre cómo la pandemia y los efectos de la guerra en Ucrania están retrasando el progreso.
The philanthropist on how the pandemic and the effects of the war in Ukraine are setting back progress.
Readers discuss an investigation into the lack of secular education at New York’s yeshivas. Also: Outdoor dining; climate-crisis deniers.
Soaring needs and wealthy countries’ focus on Ukraine have left aid agencies with too little money to address the world’s other crises, forcing them to cut programs.
The departure of a grain-filled vessel from Odesa was hailed as a victory against global hunger. But experts say the crisis is so big that no single advance can reverse it.
President Biden is under pressure — often from his own allies — to declare national emergencies on issues like climate and abortion that are roiling American culture.
Monsoon rains have devastated Pakistan’s economic hub, Karachi, adding urgency to pleas to better equip cities to handle more frequent extreme weather.
La suspensión de actividades humanas por la covid ha sido una oportunidad para entender mejor cómo afectamos a otras especies del planeta.
If only it were just about money.