Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Global Treaty on Warming Looks Unlikely
National Geographic News, 2 hours ago
This week''s global meeting in New York could set the stage for negotiations around a potential international deal next year.
With UN Climate Summit Opening, Marches Planned Around the World
National Geographic News, 2 hours ago
Marches took place in New York and in hundreds of other cities.
New Reports Offer Clearest Picture Yet of Rising Greenhouse Gas Emissions
National Geographic News, 2 hours ago
Who emits the most carbon? Who should cut the most? As the UN prepares to convene its climate summit, new studies look at some surprising numbers.
Conservationists Spar With Fishermen Over World's Largest Marine Monument
National Geographic News, September 20, 2014
Federal officials weigh arguments on President Obama's proposal to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.
As World's Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?
National Geographic News, September 20, 2014
As world population projections soar, there are rising concerns about the impact billions more people will have on the planet.
Record Drought Hastens Dramatic Spread of California Wildfires
National Geographic News, September 19, 2014
The fast-spreading King fire is raising concerns about climate change''s role in making droughts more frequent and wildfires more intense.
Why Tiny Microbes Mean Big Things for Farming
National Geographic News, September 18, 2014
Humble soil bacteria may help farmers grow more crops to feed the world.
Fascination With Chernobyl Inspires Surreptitious Visits
National Geographic News, September 17, 2014
After the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in 1986, more than a thousand square miles were abandoned, inspiring the curious and adventurous to sneak into the exclusion zone.
Amid Drought, New California Law Will Limit Groundwater Pumping for Fi
National Geographic News, September 17, 2014
As the epic drought persists, the state decides to limit groundwater pumping-but not before the 2020s at the earliest.
Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Environmental Report Sees Economic Opportu
National Geographic News, September 15, 2014
Smart planning and new technologies are key to a brighter future, says a report from Global Commission on the Economy and Climate.
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