Now that COP21 has wrapped up and the first ever binding agreement agreed to, the question becomes how do countries actually hit the targets they have set — targets that will need to increase in the coming years? One answer has a broad consensus: carbon pricing.
The rocker's breakthrough release turned 20 this year. Here is the loose, uncompromising way it was made. "She didn't want to copy anything," said co-writer Glen Ballard. "It was the least derivative thing I've ever done."
All is not lost. That's the uplifting message from the third installment of an important UN report on climate change. It says the cost of keeping global warming in check is relatively modest, if we move quickly.
In contrast to its US allies, the Canadians want to normalize relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Conservative-led government in Ottawa abruptly cut off ties with Iran in 2012. Now, the new Liberal government says it’s time to turn the page.
Scientists are establishing a worldwide network of deep-sea listening posts connected to the Internet. It allows researchers -- and the public -- to hear whales, ships, and other underwater sounds. But the US Navy is uneasy.
There was another exodus from Central America. It happened in the 1980s, when almost one million Guatemalans and Salvadorans fled to the US to escape civil war. And a group of American activists and religious leaders took big risks to help them stay.