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Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

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IN LIMBO. This file photo taken on October 09, 2017 shows Rohingya refugees wait after crossing the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh in Whaikhyang on October 9, 2017. Fred Dufour/AFP

It remains unclear how many Rohingya will be allowed back and how long the process will take

YANGON, Myanmar (Nov. 23, 2017) — Bangladesh and Myanmar will start repatriating refugees in two months, Dhaka said Thursday, November 23, as global pressure mounts over a crisis that has forced more than 600,000 Rohingya to flee across the border. Continue reading Bangladesh, Myanmar agree to start Rohingya return in two months

US signs treaty to protect Arctic, giving some hope for Paris agreement

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US secretary of state Rex Tillerson at the Arctic Council meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska. Photograph: Alexander Shcherbak/TASS/Getty Images

Secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, signs a commitment to curb greenhouse gas emissions and to extend scientific cooperation in the Arctic region

May 12, 2017 — Environmental campaigners were given some hope that the US may stick to its commitments under the Paris climate change treaty when Rex Tillerson, the US secretary of state, signed a commitment to protect the Arctic and extend scientific co-operation. Continue reading US signs treaty to protect Arctic, giving some hope for Paris agreement

Russia and climate change follow Tillerson to Arctic

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TRAVELING SECRETARY. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Fairbanks, Alaska May 10, 2017. Photo courtesy US State Department

America’s top diplomat is in Fairbanks, Alaska, to chair a meeting of the 8-nation Arctic Council, a policy forum for countries with territory in the great white north

FAIRBANKS, USA (May 11, 2017)— US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travelled about as far from Washington as he could without leaving the United States, but could not escape questions about Russia and climate change. Continue reading Russia and climate change follow Tillerson to Arctic

UN climate chief unable to secure meeting with US state department

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Patricia Espinosa has been unable to obtain a meeting with the US state department. Photograph: Pablo Porciuncula/AFP/Getty Images

Global governance expert decries ‘snub’ of Patricia Espinosa as Trump administration considers whether to pull out of Paris climate deal

March 3, 2017 — The UN’s climate chief has been unable to secure a meeting with the US state department as Donald Trump’s administration mulls whether to withdraw the US from the international climate effort. Continue reading UN climate chief unable to secure meeting with US state department

2016 hottest year ever recorded and scientists say human activity to blame

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The natural El Niño climate phenomenon helped ramp up temperatures to “shocking” levels in early 2016. Photograph: P B Verma/Barcroft Image
  • Final data confirms record-breaking temperatures for third year in a row
  • Earth has not been this warm for 115,000 years

January 18, 2017 — 2016 was the hottest year on record, setting a new high for the third year in a row, with scientists firmly putting the blame on human activities that drive climate change.  Continue reading 2016 hottest year ever recorded and scientists say human activity to blame