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Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 01:36 AM EDT

'You Are Failing Us': Plans, Frustration at UN Climate Talks

'You Are Failing Us': Plans, Frustration at UN Climate Talks

Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. As they made their pledges at the Climate...

Monday, Sep 23, 2019 at 06:29 AM EDT

Lingering Pacific Heat Wave Threatens Hawaii Coral

Lingering Pacific Heat Wave Threatens Hawaii Coral

At the edge of an ancient lava flow where jagged black rocks meet the Pacific, small off-the-grid homes overlook the calm blue waters of Papa Bay on Hawaii's Big Island — no tourists or hotels in sight. Here,...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 04:03 PM EDT

World Leaders Feel the Heat in Upcoming Climate Summit

World Leaders Feel the Heat in Upcoming Climate Summit

Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn't planning to let just any world leader speak about climate change at Monday's special "action summit." Only those with new,...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 05:53 AM EDT

As Amazon Burns, Conservationists Blame Illegal Logging

As Amazon Burns, Conservationists Blame Illegal Logging

As the Amazon continues to burn in a record fire season, experts say the problem is rooted in illegal logging and criminal networks exploiting the forests for its natural resources and agricultural potential,...

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 06:31 PM EDT

Youth Leaders at UN Demand Bold Climate Change Action

Youth Leaders at UN Demand Bold Climate Change Action

Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to...

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 03:00 PM EDT

GM Electric Car Push Could Mean Fewer and Lower Paying Jobs

GM Electric Car Push Could Mean Fewer and Lower Paying Jobs

If U.S. consumers ever ditch fuel burners for electric vehicles, then the United Auto Workers union is in trouble. Gone would be thousands of jobs at engine and transmission plants across the industrial...

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 03:29 PM EDT
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By Brian Price

Thousands of Young Activists Walk in New York Climate March

Thousands of people took to New York City streets Friday to help fight climate...View gallery

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Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 08:25 PM EDT

'Don't Be a Fossil Fool': Young Protesters Demand Climate Change Action

'Don't Be a Fossil Fool': Young Protesters Demand Climate Change Action

A wave of climate change protests swept across the globe Friday, with hundreds of thousands of young people sending a message to leaders headed for a U.N. summit: The warming world can't wait for action. March...

Friday, Sep 20, 2019 at 03:03 PM EDT
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By Nina Lin

PHOTOS: 'Global Climate Strike' Around the World

From Tokyo to Kabul, and many other cities in between, young activists and their...View gallery

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Thursday, Sep 19, 2019 at 06:38 PM EDT

'Middle of the Herd' No More: Amazon Tackles Climate Change

'Middle of the Herd' No More: Amazon Tackles Climate Change

Online shopping giant Amazon revealed a carbon footprint Thursday that rivals that of a small country and vowed to reduce the damage to the planet by cutting its use of fossil fuels. The company, which ships...

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Child Dies After Boat in Distress Call at NY Marina
Child Dies After Boat in Distress Call at NY Marina

A child has died after the boat he and seven other people were on started taking on water Friday, sources familiar with the investigation tell News 4.

Woman Falls Through Hole in Midtown Sidewalk
Woman Falls Through Hole in Midtown Sidewalk

It’s a nightmare every New Yorker has: Walking along a city sidewalk when suddenly falling through a manhole, subway grate, cellar door — or in this case, a hole in the ground.

3 Dead in Violent Multi-Vehicle Crash on New Jersey Highway
3 Dead in Violent Multi-Vehicle Crash on New Jersey Highway

Three people died in a multi-vehicle crash on New Jersey's Interstate 80 that shut down traffic for hours early Friday, causing bumper-to-bumper traffic ahead of the morning rush.

Murder Victim Found Hacked in Middle of Quiet NJ Road
Murder Victim Found Hacked in Middle of Quiet NJ Road

A man possibly trying to escape attackers jumped out of a car and tried to run on a New Jersey street, then apparently was caught and murdered, his body left in the middle of the road, a law enforcement...

NASA Astronauts Make History With First All-Female Spacewalk
NASA Astronauts Make History With First All-Female Spacewalk

The world's first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station's power grid. As NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica...

Unarmed Man Stopped for No Seat Belt Shot, Killed by NYPD
Unarmed Man Stopped for No Seat Belt Shot, Killed by NYPD

Police shot and killed a suspect they pulled over during a traffic stop near Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, the NYPD said Thursday night.