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CLIMATE CHANGE

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the Pacific Islands Forum
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that he’s traveling to three South Pacific island nations to see the effects of climate change firsthand. Speaking in Fiji, the U.N. leader said he wanted to learn about the work being undertaken by island...
People stand near flood waters from Hurricane Lane in Hilo, Hawaii.
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing frequent flooding within the next 15 to 20 years, state lawmakers are trying...
High tides in the Marshall Islands.
UNITED NATIONS — Ocean temperatures reached a record high last year, extreme weather events are exacerbating world hunger, and the world is not on track to meet emissions reduction targets, a new report says. The latest state of the climate report by the World Meteorological Organisation said the...
This photo provided by the Tank Guy Pago Pago shows participants on the Feb. 7 conclusion of the three-day American Samoa Resilience Summit to enhance ‘Climate Resilience’.
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Tank Guy Pago Pago Inc. presented a simple solution at the three-day American Samoa Resilience Summit to enhance ‘Climate Resilience’; the implementation and installation of water tanks and water harvesting systems. Established in American Samoa since August 2018,...
Photo of sea.
Victoria University, NEW ZEALAND — Tropical waters in the Pacific will experience disproportionately high sea-level rise from climate change-induced polar ice melt, according to new research. An academic from New Zealand's Victoria University Antarctic Research Centre is part of a global scientific...
Washington, D.C. — This is a tough time to be a federal scientist—or any civil servant in the federal government. The Trump administration is clamping down on science, denying dangerous climate change and hollowing out the workforces of the agencies charged with protecting American health, safety...
 Visitors use an escalator past a poster featuring the Fiji Islands on the opening day of the COP 23 United Nations Climate Change Conference on November 6, 2017 in Bonn, Germany
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND — Climate negotiators are facing an uphill battle heading into the latest United Nations climate talks in Poland next week. Pledges from countries to meet the 2015 Paris Climate target, which is to keep the global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius...
 An unseasonable storm hit the Marshall Islands in July 2015
Washington, D.C. — A new United States federal assessment on climate change shows that the economic, social and environmental effects in the US affiliated-islands of the Pacific could be catastrophic. The National Climate Assessment, which is the result of four years of collaboration by about 300...
People walk through debris in Samoa's capital Apia, Dec. 14, 2012, after cyclone Evan
Apia, SAMOA — ‘First and worst’ is how environmental campaigners describe the impact of climate change on the people of Samoa in the South Pacific. The Polynesian nation of 200,000 people fears it will feel the full force of more frequent tropical cyclones, and that rising sea levels will drive...
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Apia, SAMOA — Facing the increased effects of climate change, natural disasters, and the outsized impacts of global economic shocks on small economies, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) resolved to strengthen their efforts to achieve sustainable development at the conclusion of a three-day...

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