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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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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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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.
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G7 leaders commit to countering climate change

Leaders from the G7 nations announced new partnerships and initiatives to tackle climate change around the world. Learn more here.
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Reducing vehicle emissions in the U.S. [infographic]

The transportation sector is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution. See how the U.S. government and auto industry are lowering emissions.
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World leaders pledge to cap global emissions

During President Biden's virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, heads of government from around the world committed to essential climate pledges.
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United States will halve carbon emissions over next decade, says Biden

During the Leaders Summit on Climate at the White House, President Biden explained how the U.S. will lead the way in creating a global green economy.