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Youth climate activists protested that representatives of the fossil fuel industry were allowed inside the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow.

Here’s how the Glasgow climate talks failed

At most every climate conference, including this year’s in Glasgow, world leaders talk a big game, but then fail to deliver a final agreement that can actually ward off catastrophic levels of global warming. Why?

Southwest Airlines Co. Boeing 737 passenger jets parked on the tarmac at Midway International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, US, on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.

Southwest Airlines commits $10 million to Yale University to support climate change initiatives

Southwest Airlines announced a $10 million commitment to Yale University’s Center for Natural Carbon Capture to research technological advancements and find new solutions to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions.

Mayor Michelle Wu got a round of applause after she signed a measure to divest city funds from the fossil fuel industry. Senator Ed Markey appears at left.

With first official ordinance, Mayor Wu divests Boston from fossil fuels

Wu said the ordinance was “making history for the city of Boston, and really setting the tone for the rest of the country.”

The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule approached the International Space Station for docking on April 24.

Space junk spreads, creating risk of no-go zones for satellites

The Russian missile test that shattered a dead satellite this week highlights a growing threat of space debris just as companies such as SpaceX and Boeing Co. make plans to launch as many as 65,000 commercial spacecraft into orbit in coming years.

Palestinian fishermen displayed their catch in Gaza City.

World fish stocks are in worse state than expected, study says

The world’s fish population is in a dire state, with about half of assessed stocks being overfished. A tenth of fish stocks worldwide are on the brink of collapse, reduced to 10 percent of their original size, the study shows.

House Democrats cheer as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, right, presides over a vote in the House Chamber at the US Capitol in Washington DC.

Biden’s historic climate spending bill includes incentives for clean energy projects, electric vehicles

The Build Back Better act, which the House of Representatives advanced on Friday, would result in chart-topping investments to reduce carbon pollution. Yet its passage by the Senate is far from promised.

A fan held up a banner reflecting the third quarter score from the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons from Super Bowl LI during an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Aug. 10, 2017.

You can’t make it up: Last night’s lunar eclipse lasted for 3 hours and 28 minutes

On the night the Patriots defeated the Falcons, the world witnessed a lunar eclipse that lasted 3 hours and 28 minutes.

State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said, “I think that if you don’t have a seat at the table, you don’t have a seat at the table.”

Beyond divestment: Massachusetts’ pension fund may soon be used in the fight against climate change

The board that oversees Massachusetts’ state pension fund is considering becoming a shareholder activist, pushing all companies in which it invests to take climate action.