A collapsed block of permafrost along Drew Point, Alaska (AN/Benjamin Jones)
February 26, 2021
The world’s promised cuts in greenhouse gases come nowhere close to fulfilling the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to a new U.N. analysis.
San Francisco's City Hall goes green in December 2020 to honor five years of the 2015 Paris Agreement (AN/Dana Brown)
February 19, 2021
French President Emmanuel Macron led a chorus of world leaders and advocates in celebrating the United States’ official return to the 2015 Paris Agreement.
A Mediterranean seabed near the Balearic Islands archipelago (AN/Andrey Arkhipov)
February 10, 2021
Allowing mining companies to tap deep sea deposits beneath international waters poses too many underwater risks, a global environmental group reported.
Michael Bloomberg at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit (AN/Nikki Ritcher)
February 5, 2021
Michael Bloomberg was reappointed to the role of U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres’ special envoy on climate ambition and solutions.
A British climate strike at Bristol in September 2019 (AN/Sam Saunders)
January 27, 2021
A U.N. survey found 64 percent of 1.2 million people polled in 50 nations — all of them video gamers — called climate change a global emergency.
John Kerry, the new U.S. presidential envoy, addresses the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 (AN/CAS 2021)
January 25, 2021
A global summit’s mood was perhaps best reflected in the U.N. chief beaming at the new U.S. climate envoy’s pledge to restore American climate leadership.
The 116-year-old Craig Goch Dam in Wales supplies water to Birmingham (AN/Ben Salter)
January 22, 2021
Most of the world’s population by mid-century will face risks living downstream from tens of thousands of aging concrete dams, says a U.N. University report.
Trunk Bay, part of Virgin Islands National Park on the Caribbean island of St. John (AN/John Heilprin)
January 11, 2021
French President Emmanuel Macron and U.N. and World Bank leaders hosted a virtual summit to improve the planet’s health and save biological resources.
Yuruaní-tepui, a mesa partly in the area disputed by Guyana and Venezuela (AN/Fernando Flores)
December 18, 2020
ICJ ruled it has jurisdiction to settle a border dispute going back to colonial-era claims over a resources-rich jungle region between Guyana and Venezuela.
A fishing boat returns from a long day off the coast of Marbella, Spain (AN/Hernán Piñera)
December 14, 2020
Diplomats failed to meet an end-of-year deadline for a deal on halting government subsidies that contribute to overfishing, WTO officials said.