Demonstrations in and around Place de la République in Paris on the day before the COP21 climate talks opened.
There are thousands of green activists in Paris for the UN climate summit this week. How they feel about the likely outcome depends a lot on whether they represent “big” green or “little” green.
World leaders gather for a group photo at the Nov. 30 opening of the UN's global climate summit in Paris. The conference was supposed to adjourn today but with key parts of the text still to be nailed down, negotiations have been extended into the weekend
After two weeks of talks, negotiators appear on the verge of a breakthrough global deal to address climate change. But with every word of a now nearly 30-page document being parsed by nearly 200 countries, talks have pushed past the Friday evening deadline into the weekend.
Aile Javo stands in front of a plastic reindeer at COP21.
Just about every country on Earth is at the negotiating table at the Paris climate summit. But communities that span national borders, like the Sami of far-Northern Europe, can feel shut out.
Constance Okollet, Thilmeeza Hussain and Ursula Rakova have observer status at the UN climate change summit this week in Paris as part of the organization Climate Wise Women. They are appealing to national leaders here to listen to the voices of the peopl
While negotiators from nearly 200 countries tussle over the details of a proposed climate pact in Paris, people from affected communities are straining to have their voices heard. The World's environment editor Peter Thomson spoke with three women from far-flung regions who've gone to Paris to demand strong action.
A woman cooks next to her child on a makeshift banana plant raft at a flooded village in Bangladesh July 3, 2012. Low-lying Bangladesh is perhaps the most vulnerable nation to the impacts of climate change.
It can be hard to measure and define, but there are perhaps tens of millions of people already being displaced by climate change.
The cover image of Paolo Bacigalupi's book, "The Water Knife."
It's difficult to care about climate change. It's a big, slow moving story. That's why fiction might be the key to solving the crisis. Books are empathy machines. They make us care.
Parisians still flock to the Bataclan memorial site to remember those killed in the November 13 terror attacks.
French 20-somethings in Paris have mixed emotions as the city hosts what could be a pivotal climate summit.
Hundreds of environmentalists arrange their bodies to form a message in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, December 6, 2015, as the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) continues at Le Bourget near the French capital.
Not everybody is hoping for an agreement in Paris — Republicans are vowing to scuttle any commitments made by the Obama Administration.
Shahar Caspi tends to peppers and other vegetables at his small community-supported farm in California's Sierra Nevada foothills. The Israeli transplant uses water-efficient farming methods he learned working the arid land back home.
With California heading into its fifth year of drought, many in the state are looking for more water-efficient ways of growing food. One transplanted Israeli farmer is helping show the way.
Sue Natali, a climate scientist at Woods Hole Research Center, and her son, Clancy, flew to Paris on Thursday.
Sue Natali is a climate scientist who’ll be making a presentation at the Paris climate talks this week. Her son Clancy is a 17-year-old student whose school trip to the conference was cancelled after the Paris attacks. But he’s going with his mom anyway, because he feels climate change is an issue that his generation has to take action on.