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Climate Change

Why 2020 is a key year for climate action

The UN climate report found that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) this century is still technically possible. But to keep that possibility alive, the world would have to cut its global greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 45% from 2010 levels by 2030.

Economics

Mountains of US recycling pile up as China restricts imports

Much of the world's recycling gets shipped to China for processing. But starting Jan. 1, China is enacting much tougher standards for the purity of recycling imports, standards most American, and European, recyclers simply can't meet. And that has recycling piling up throughout the United States.

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New report ranks environmental efforts

A new report was released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the 2008 Environmental Performance Index ranks countries for their efforts in addressing environmental issues

Environment

Visualize the BP Oil spill

BP is working to contain the worst oil spill in US history. It's fouled coastlines of five states. But that fact doesn't quite convey just how big this thing is. The website www.ifitwasmyhome.com superimposes the spill over any location in the world.