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India To U.S.: Cut Back On Your Consumption!

The Paris climate talks are said to be the best chance in 20 years to reach a global treaty. But India argues little will change unless fossil-fuel-reliant rich countries change their habits.

The Sticking Point: U.N. Climate Delegates To Debate Financial Measures

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Rachel Kyte, special envoy for climate change for the World Bank, who explains the push-pull between rich and poor countries over financing measures to stop climate change.

To Know the True Meaning Of Solar Energy, Ask A Powerless Rice Farmer

Renewable energy is critical when it comes to climate change. But there's a life-altering benefit for the 1.1 billion who live without electricity.
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Approval Of Genetically Modified Salmon, No Labels Required

The FDA's recent ruling on salmon marks the first time a genetically modified animal has been approved for human consumption in the U.S. What this could mean for the environment, consumer rights and foods of the future.


Secretary Moniz Emphasizes 'Innovation Agenda' To Stop Climate Change

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz about the U.N. climate summit in Paris.

Small, Surprising Dip In World's Carbon Emissions Traced To China

Climate scientists say global emissions of carbon dioxide seem to have dipped a bit in 2015, though the world economy is still growing. China's reduced use of coal may be the main reason.

Carbon Farming Gets A Nod At Paris Climate Conference

Using farmland to capture carbon rather than release it into the atmosphere is called carbon farming. The idea is taking off and countries and institutions have endorsed a new agenda promoting it.

Climate Change Is Killing Us, Literally — And Here's How

The World Health Organization projects an additional 250,000 deaths a year, starting in 2030, due to diseases like malaria and diarrhea.

Talks In Paris To Reach A Treaty On Global Warming Enter Final Week

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries have spent a week in Paris trying to come up with a new treaty to curb global warming. They've got the rest of this week to finish.

Is This Congressman's 'Oversight' An Effort To Hobble Climate Science?

Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas is formally investigating a recent study on global warming. Smith calls the timing of the study's publication "suspicious," but many scientists call his tactics "bullying."