Latest Climate change News

Climate records keep getting shattered. Here is what you need to know

Jun. 05, 2024 19:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Month after month, global temperatures are setting new records. Meanwhile, scientists and climate policymakers warn of the growing likelihood that the planet will soon exceed the warming target set at the landmark Paris 2015 climate talks. Making sense of the run...

UN chief wants a tax on profits of fossil fuel companies, calling them 'godfathers of climate chaos'

Jun. 05, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres called Wednesday for a “windfall” tax on profits of fossil fuel companies to help pay for the fight against global warming, calling them the “godfathers of climate chaos.” Guterres spoke in a bid to revive the world's...

Maryland agencies must submit a plan to help fight climate change, governor says

Jun. 04, 2024 20:21 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — State agencies in Maryland will be required to submit a plan to help address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, under an executive order signed by Gov. Wes Moore on Tuesday. The plan calls for all state agencies to submit a report to the...

New study finds Earth warming at record rate, but no evidence of climate change accelerating

Jun. 04, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

The rate Earth is warming hit an all-time high in 2023 with 92% of last year's surprising record-shattering heat caused by humans, top scientists calculated. The group of 57 scientists from around the world used United Nations-approved methods to examine what's behind last year's...

A new study finds Earth is warming at a record rate, but no evidence of climate change accelerating

Jun. 04, 2024 19:09 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds Earth is warming at a record rate, but no evidence of climate change accelerating.

Tens of thousands of children in Afghanistan are affected by ongoing flash floods, UNICEF says

Jun. 03, 2024 10:04 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Tens of thousands of children in Afghanistan remain affected by ongoing flash floods, especially in the north and west, the U.N. children's agency said Monday. Unusually heavy seasonal rains have been wreaking havoc on multiple parts of the country, killing...

Paris is aiming for the most sustainable Olympics yet. Organizers acknowledge the plan isn't perfect

Jun. 03, 2024 08:13 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Of all the decisions Paris Olympics organizers made about where to hold each sport, sending surfing competitions to the other side of the world — in the Pacific waters of Tahiti — provoked the strongest reactions. Tahitians and others railed against the building of a new viewing...

UN official highlights how better preparation has shrunk disaster deaths despite worsening climate

Jun. 01, 2024 13:02 PM EDT

As climate change makes disasters such as cyclones, floods and droughts more intense, more frequent and striking more places, fewer people are dying from those catastrophes globally because of better warning, planning and resilience, a top United Nations official said. The world...

Vermont becomes 1st state to enact law requiring oil companies pay for damage from climate change

May. 31, 2024 15:00 PM EDT

Vermont has become the first state to enact a law requiring fossil fuel companies to pay a share of the damage caused by climate change after the state suffered catastrophic summer flooding and damage from other extreme weather. Republican Gov. Phil Scott allowed the bill to become...

Recovery of Brazil's Spix's macaw, popularized in animated 'Rio' films, threatened by climate change

May. 28, 2024 11:21 AM EDT

CURACA, Brazil (AP) — All Spix’s macaws are majestically blue in the blazing sun of Brazil's Northeast, but each bird is distinct to Candice and Cromwell Purchase. As the parrots soar squawking past their home, the couple can readily identify bird No. 17 by its smooth feathers and can tell No....