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UN weather agency says 2023 is the hottest year on record, warns of further climate extremes ahead

The UN weather agency says 2023 is all but certain to be the hottest year on record, and warning of worrying trends that suggest increasing floods, forest fires, glacier melt, and heat waves in the future.

In oil-rich Dubai, public health takes the stage at global climate talks

This year, public health experts, including a coalition from Boston, will get a chance to make their case too, that air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels — namely oil, gas, and coal — is also a massive problem that can no longer be overlooked.

US moves to protect wolverines as climate change melts their mountain refuges, threatens extinction

The North American wolverine will receive long-delayed federal protections under a Biden administration proposal released Wednesday in response to scientists warning that climate change will likely melt away the rare species’ snowy mountain refuges.

What is COP28 and why is it important?

Massachusetts will be well-represented at this year’s climate summit in Dubai, and leaders from around the world are at the center of the action.

What is COP28 and why is it important?

World leaders are due to gather for annual climate change talks in Dubai this week. On the agenda: the phase-down of fossil fuels, a global goal to help the world adapt to extreme weather events, standards for trading carbon emissions, and a new fund to pay for the damage wreaked by global warming.

Kamala Harris will attend the COP28 climate summit in Dubai

Vice President Kamala Harris is set to join Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other high-ranking American officials at the two-week event that begins Thursday.

As Dubai prepares for COP28, some world leaders signal they won’t attend climate talks

Dubai prepared to host the COP28 climate talks Tuesday as world leaders, including US President Biden, signaled they would not be attending the negotiations that come during the ongoing Israel-Hamas war roiling the wider Middle East.

Governor Healey unveils plan to protect Mass. coastline from climate change

Governor Maura Healey laid out a new regional approach to collaborate with 78 coastal communities to protect the state's shoreline from the impacts of climate change.