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Christopher Joyce

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U.S. Weather Wet And Wild In 2015, Though No Big Hurricanes

Thursday, January 07, 2016

The U.S. had 10 weather events in 2015 that cost $1 billion or more in damage, with December the warmest and wettest month on record. Climate scientists blame a warming climate and strong El Nino.

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How Sound Reveals The Invisible Within Us

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Editor's note: One of the most intriguing stories we ran in 2015 looked at — and listened to — how the invention of the stethoscope changed medicine. We're presenting it again, in case you missed it in July.


Over the years, scientists have mostly interpreted the world through ...

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Experts Explain Why 2015 Is A Warm One For Earth's Climate

Monday, December 28, 2015

This Year will likely be the hottest year on record. Climate change is partly to blame, but so is El Nino. That's the weather pattern from the Pacific that affects weather in the America's as well.

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Negotiators In Paris Sign Off On Ambitious Climate Deal

Monday, December 14, 2015

Over the weekend in Paris, representatives from 196 countries signed an agreement that aims to curb climate change. What's in it, and what happens next?

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What The Last-Minute Climate Deal-Making Means For the Pact

Sunday, December 13, 2015

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Paris Climate Talks Conclude With Landmark International Agreement

Saturday, December 12, 2015

On Saturday, world leaders approved what's being hailed as a historic deal to reduce greenhouse emissions. NPR's Christopher Joyce gives the details.

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Paris Climate Negotiators Continue Into Overtime

Friday, December 11, 2015

The U.N. climate conference in Paris was supposed to end Friday, but negotiators have extended it for at least another day. NPR has the latest from Paris.

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At Climate Change Conference, More Time Is Needed To Reach A Deal

Friday, December 11, 2015

Negotiations at the Paris climate summit will be wrapping up soon and a global agreement is expected this weekend. A deal signed in Paris would come into being in 2020.

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Environmental Activists Adjust Their Tactics Since First Climate Talks

Thursday, December 10, 2015

It's been 17 years since the Koyto climate talks. What have environmental groups learned about advocacy, lowering expectations and the realities of international politics, government and business?

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Deadline Nears For Negotiators To Reach Deal On Climate Change

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

At the U.N. climate summit in Paris, negotiators have 48 hours until their deadline to reach a deal on global warning. NPR has the latest from the summit.

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French Bread Is Known Worldwide, Says Chief Baker At Climate Talks

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Fueling the climate talks in France means one thing: bread — and lots of it. The bakery at the climate talks in Paris makes 10,000 bread rolls a day.

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Small, Surprising Dip In World's Carbon Emissions Traced To China

Monday, December 07, 2015

Climate scientists say global emissions of carbon dioxide seem to have dipped a bit in 2015, though the world economy is still growing. China's reduced use of coal may be the main reason.

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Talks In Paris To Reach A Treaty On Global Warming Enter Final Week

Monday, December 07, 2015

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries have spent a week in Paris trying to come up with a new treaty to curb global warming. They've got the rest of this week to finish.

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U.N. Delegates Confront The Cost Of Stopping Climate Change

Friday, December 04, 2015

Climate conferences over the past decade have foundered on finance, especially on who's going to pay for the huge cost of shifting away from fossil fuels. Most difficult is the discon...

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How Obama Hopes To Achieve U.S. Climate Goals

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Past U.S. leaders tried to commit the nation via treaty to steep cutbacks in greenhouse gases. But without congressional support, those pledges fizzled. President Obama is trying regulation, instead.

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Why Negotiators At Paris Climate Talks Are Tossing The Kyoto Model

Monday, November 30, 2015

Negotiators and heads of state from nearly 200 countries are meeting for the next two weeks near Paris to craft a new treaty to slow global warming.

It's the 21st "Conference of the Parties" held by the United Nations to tackle climate change. One treaty emerged, in 1997, after ...

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Kyoto Treaty Fizzled, But Climate Talkers Insist Paris Is Different

Monday, November 30, 2015

The 1997 Kyoto treaty set targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions that many nations didn't meet. This time, stakes are higher and all countries will be asked to set and meet their own limits.

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Scientists Try Radical Move To Save Bull Trout From A Warming Climate

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Bull trout are dwindling in Montana as their home waters warm and invasive fish devour them. Scooping up threatened fish and moving them higher up the mountain could backfire. Is the risk worth it?

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'Nation's T. Rex' Strikes A Rapacious Pose

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Drills and screws would damage the frail, 65.5 million-year-old bones of the Smithsonian's 38-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex. So how do you make it stand? Blacksmiths in Canada are working their magic.

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Obama And Xi Emerge From Meeting With Big-Ticket Promise On Climate

Friday, September 25, 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Obama agreed on at least one thing this week: They need to coordinate action to lower greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change.

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