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.
He's got an emblazoned belt and cowboy boots in lieu of a cape, but El Peso Hero is a guardian of our times. Creator and comic artist Héctor González Rodríguez created this superhero, who protects the powerless on the US-Mexico border.
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.
When it comes to setting climate change policy in the US, kids don't have much of a voice because they can't vote. But they can go to court. So a group of 21 young people are suing the Trump Administration for failing to adequately tackle the climate crisis.
“Let us all come together so we can go as one and move another place instead of flooding out every year because we’re getting older,” says one resident of Pecan Acres, in Pointe Coupee Parish. “We’ll be better off. We won’t got to worry about worrying when the storms come.”
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.
Hurricane Sandy has knocked the US election out of the headlines overseas. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's Marco Werman, who is in London to report on how the American vote affects people around the globe.
Paniz Asgari grew up playing a Persian form of dodgeball among other Iranian immigrants in America. Now, she's representing the US in international competitions. And it's no longer the stuff of grade-school recess.