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Historic UN climate pact ‘extremely close’: French host

The French host of U.N. talks aimed at saving mankind from climate catastrophe said Thursday a historic accord was "extremely close," but called for unprecedented compromises during a second night of non-stop negotiations.

The troubling science that’s changing the conversation at the Paris climate talks

Why a target of 1.5 C temperature rise remains in the latest draft text of the Paris climate change agreement and may also be in the final one.

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.

Warming seas rising faster than predicted, NASA scientists say

The new numbers up the stakes for coastal communities across the globe. "People need to be prepared," Josh Willis, an oceanographer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, said. "We're going to continue to have sea level rise for decades and probably centuries."

Study suggests that key glacier of East Antarctica is melting from beneath

Northern Hemisphere residents and Americans in particular should take note — when the bottom of the world loses vast amounts of ice, those of us living closer to its top get more sea level rise than the rest of the planet, thanks to the law of gravity.

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