Science, Tech & Environment

The most important work at COP21 may have happened out of the spotlight

The World Bank finances major infrastructure for developing countries, with a primary focus on reducing poverty. In recent years it has recognized the need to address climate change. At the Paris climate conference, the World Bank worked with both public and private sources to fund action on climate change and help vulnerable nations adapt to and mitigate the effects of global warming.

Science, Tech & Environment

Will these Alaska villagers be America's first climate change refugees?

The 8- to 10-foot-thick ice that once stretched way out to sea is all but gone. Increasingly powerful storms batter its exposed coastline. A lawsuit seeking damages from fossil fuel companies was refused by the Supreme Court. Now the residents of remote Kivalina, Alaska are now wondering how long they can hold out and if anyone is willing to help them.