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With COP21 talks in Paris moving forward after attacks, Latin America climate-change policies remain unclear

Despite the horrendous terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, French officials have vowed to move forward with a major climate conference set to begin on Nov. 30.

Scientists say Greenland just opened up a major new ‘floodgate’ of ice into the ocean

As the world prepares for the most important global climate summit yet in Paris later this month, news from Greenland could add urgency to the negotiations. Another major glacier appears to have begun a rapid retreat into a deep underwater basin, a troubling sign.

Earth in ‘uncharted territory’ on climate change

Earth has heated up by 1 degree Celsius (1.6 F), Britain's weather office said Monday, as greenhouse gases hit record levels just weeks before a crucial climate summit in Paris.

Strong rains expected in Costa Rica this week

Costa Rica can expect torrential rain, wind gusts and lightning storms all week.

El Niño in Costa Rica: We haven’t seen the worst of it yet, say experts

The northwestern province of Guanacaste already has registered the highest deficit in rainfall since the National Meteorological Institute began keeping records in 1937.

El Niño intensifying, could rival strongest in recorded history

The presence of a strong El Niño almost ensures that 2015 will become the warmest on record for Earth and will have ripple effects on weather patterns all over the world.

Chairman of UN climate panel quits after harassment allegation

BERLIN — Rajendra Pachauri, who supervised work on the two most detailed studies of climate change ever completed, stepped down as head of the United Nations panel examining the science after allegations he sexually harassed a colleague.

Hot in … everywhere! 2014 breaks all records

Planet Earth set an ominous record last year as global temperatures rose to the highest level since modern measurements began, scientists said Friday in a report that heightened concerns about humanity's growing toll on the natural systems that sustain life.

High-level reinforcement for final climate push

LIMA, Peru – Ministers and the U.N. chief fly into Lima this week to bolster negotiators in a final push for consensus on key elements of a world pact to curb potentially disastrous global warming.

Costa Rica’s erupting volcanoes may help slow global warming

The October eruption of the Turrialba Volcano may have implications beyond Costa Rica. According to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Review Letters last week, small volcanic eruptions like that of Turrialba may play a big role in slowing climate change.

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