climate change

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Reducing these ‘super pollutants’ will protect the planet

A new U.S. EPA program will limit the United States' use of hydrofluorocarbons, dangerous greenhouse gases. Learn more about them here.
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These countries’ commitments will help our climate

Ahead of COP26 in November, countries around the world are making new pledges to reduce greenhouse gases or updating old ones.
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U.S. joins allies to address COVID-19, climate and infrastructure

Secretary of State Antony Blinken traveled to Paris to discuss solutions to pressing issues with European allies.
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Genetically engineered crops can survive floods or droughts. Here’s how.

Some crops are genetically engineered to thrive in droughts and floods. Learn what they are and how they've adapted to climate change.
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Genetically engineered crops can slow climate change. Here’s how.

Did you know that some crops are genetically engineered to resist insects and tolerate herbicides? Learn how they mitigate climate change.
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Biden: ‘We must work together as never before’

Speaking at the U.N. General Assembly, President Biden pushed for global cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 and the climate crisis.
Kamala Harris at lectern surrounded by flowers and colorful lights (© Evelyn Hockstein/AP Images)

Vice President Harris outlines ‘optimistic vision’ for Indo-Pacific

On a recent trip to Singapore and Vietnam, Vice President Harris affirmed America's commitment to its Indo-Pacific partners.
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The time for climate action is now

A new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report details how extreme fires, heat and flooding are in our future unless we act now.
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These countries are saying no to coal

Learn about how the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States are pledging to become free of coal-fired power plants by 2035.