What’s next for the Paris climate agreement?

It could have taken years. But after more than 190 countries signed the historic Paris climate agreement  in December 2015, bringing the accord into force took months. On October 5, enough countries had formally ratified the accord for the Paris agreement to go into effect. President Obama hailed the achievement, saying “ The world meets the moment. ” Does that mean the world is safe from the intense droughts, ...
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President Obama to host a Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in New York on September 20

President Obama hosts a Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in New York on September 20 to strengthen the resolve of countries to help the tens of millions driven from their homes worldwide. The summit will take place while world leaders and diplomats are in New York for the 71st session of the U.N. General Assembly. Joining Obama ...
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Sanctuaries save the creatures of the sea

The science is clear. Diminished, depleted stocks of fish and other marine life  can recover in a protected habitat. That’s why creating additional protected areas is a priority for nations participating in Our Ocean, One Future , a conference to be hosted by the U.S. Department of State from September 15 to 16. U.S. marine sanctuaries protect natural and cultural features ...
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