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U.S. pledges more aid to poorer countries as Paris climate talks enter delicate stage

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's promise of additional money came as negotiators struggled to resolve differences over financial assistance to developing economies, one of the thorniest issues to emerge in the talks so far.

Mexico to spend $23 billion to cut greenhouse gases

While world governments held climate talks in Paris, Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto unveiled $3 billion plans to cut sulfur content in gasoline produced at six refineries of state-run firm Pemex, reducing emissions by 90 percent.

Everything we know (and don’t know) about Costa Rica’s future rapid transit system

While there are still a few programs designed to encourage people to switch to more efficient vehicles, the current government’s plan to reduce vehicle emissions hinges on the creation of a rapid transit system to serve the Greater Metropolitan Area.

What Paris climate talks have accomplished

As important as a global accord is, the most influential actors on climate change have been cities and businesses, and leaders in both groups made it clear that they will not wait for an agreement that, if it comes together, won't even take full effect until 2020.

Costa Rica’s climate pledge: 5 things to know

While Costa Rica's negotiating team continues to push its agenda in the French capital, here are five things to know about the country's climate pledge.

Honduras, Myanmar, Haiti top disaster risk list, says climate group

LE BOURGET, France – Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti top a new list of nations hardest hit by two decades of storms, floods and landslides that killed more than half a million people, climate analysts reported Thursday, warning of more frequent disasters if Earth's overheating cannot be tamed.
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Central American Countries Declare Emergency as Dengue Deaths Rise

A hundred people have died this year from a dengue outbreak in Central America, where the most affected country is Guatemala, with half of...

Maritime Patrols Intensify as Panama Tightens Border Control

Panama reinforced maritime surveillance on Thursday, after closing some passages in the Darién jungle to control the arrival of migrants traveling to the United...

Talamanca Coastal Plan Sparks Controversy and Calls for Investigation

Several environmental organizations and lawmakers have asked authorities to investigate the alleged conflict of interest and influence peddling by occupants of the Maritime Terrestrial...