Adaptation

People crouching inside glacier cave (Arctic Council Secretariat/Linnea Nordström)

U.S. hands chairmanship of Arctic Council to Finland [video]

The nations and peoples of the Arctic have been meeting regularly for the past 20 years. Next stop is Alaska, where the U.S. will pass the gavel to Finland.
Long white pitched roof and adjacent red roofs (PEER Africa)

This simple product keeps buildings cool

The rural town !Kheis in South Africa is cooler than ever before with a simple, energy-efficient technology to keep buildings cool.
Illustration of windmills on green hills (State Dept.)

Look what has happened since the 2015 climate pact was adopted...

A year has passed since nearly 200 countries came together to adopt the historic Paris agreement on climate. Check out what has happened since then.
Man walking along flooded street (© AP Images)

This tech tool helps communities prep for climate change

Cities around the world are getting granular with climate data, using a new tool called PREP to prepare for the local effects of climate change.
Corn crop growing in field (USDA)

Want healthier soil? Don’t plow.

Climate change has farmers concerned over diminishing water and soil resources. One remedy they are discovering is conservation tillage.
Illustration of a green Earth with workers putting its final piece in place (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Green Climate Fund will help local communities achieve sustainability

The Green Climate Fund will help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate change. The fund has already approved eight proposals.
Three men connecting marsh grass (© AP Images)

Louisiana community faces rising waters of climate change

Residents of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana,are working together to reduce the effects of rising sea levels as a result of climate change.

Climate change is changing how we act

As part of the effort to fight global climate change, the White House has identified 16 U.S. cities cutting carbon pollution through everyday acts. Cities such as...

A city drought caused by destruction of a rainforest?

South America's biggest and wealthiest city is waiting for the rain. If it doesn't come soon, São Paulo could run out of water before 2015....