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For Many, the Global Warming Confab That Rose in the Egyptian Desert Was a Mirage

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt—The madness of COP27 started at the airport, where 50 diesel buses idled under the hot sun with doors wide open and air conditioners blasting until they headed out, often with just a handful of attendees aboard, delivering them to a far-flung network of hotels sprawled along the reef-fringed coast of the southern […]
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Three Midwestern States to Watch as They Navigate Equitable Rollout for EV Charging

Arthur Burton founded his renewable energy company, AMB Renewable, three years ago in Chicago to help ensure that disadvantaged communities are part of the transition to clean energy. For him, the injection of $7.5 billion in federal funds into electric vehicle infrastructure nationwide marks the start of a clean energy future that truly includes everyone.  […]
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At COP27, an 11th-hour Deal Comes Together as the U.S. Reverses Course on ‘Loss and Damage’

SHARM El-SHEIKH, Egypt—A new COP27 agreement that establishes a funding mechanism to compensate developing countries for losses and damages caused by global warming may be the biggest breakthrough in global climate policy since the 2015 Paris Agreement.  The deal was reached as two weeks of nail-biting negotiations here went into overtime with little to show […]
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Global Warming.

Is COP27 the End of Hopes for Limiting Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees Celsius?

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt—The COP27 climate conference in Egypt may be remembered as the moment when the world gave up on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, the most ambitious goal set by the 2015 Paris Agreement. Late Friday, the last scheduled day of the climate talks in Sharm el-Sheikh, the heads of the national […]