Mitigation

Woman touching digital map (Shutterstock)

City transit systems look to the future

Several U.S. cities are leveraging technology to reduce traffic's effect on climate change. Look at the winner of the "Smart City Challenge."
President Obama speaking at podium in front of mountains and trees at Yosemite National Park (© AP Images)

‘Protect our parks, and protect this planet for generations’

While visiting Yosemite to celebrate the National Park Service's 100th anniversary, President Obama asked people to protect our parks and our future.
Barack Obama, right, listening to Narendra Modi in the Oval Office of the White House (© AP Images)

Obama and Modi: Partners in climate

Since their meeting in 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Obama have partnered on clean energy, climate and more.
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.
Spiral graph showing rising global temperature data (Ed Hawkins)

You haven’t seen climate change like this before

Climate scientist Ed Hawkins has created a dramatic animation to illustrate how much global temperatures have risen over the past 166 years.
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.
Illustration of canary in the coal mine idiom (State Dept./Doug Thompson)

Idiom in the news: Canary in the coal mine

Understanding idioms is one of the hardest parts of mastering a language. An idiom is a group of words that together assume a new...