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Costa Rica celebrates legal victory in border spat with Nicaragua

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis on Wednesday expressed his satisfaction with the “forcefulness” of the ruling issued by the International Court of Justice at The Hague finding that Nicaragua violated Costa Rican sovereignty.

Nearly 200 countries agree to landmark climate change deal

There was relief and celebration in Paris Saturday evening, as officials from more than 190 countries swept aside monumental differences and agreed to an unprecedented global deal to tackle climate change.

US Secretary of State mocks climate change doubters, calls them “insane” and compares then to “Flat-Earthers”

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has taken the U.S. administration’s criticism of climate change doubters to a new level, labeling those who reject mainstream climate science as “insane.”

US to double climate aid spending, John Kerry says in Paris

US Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday that the United States would double its grant-based support for vulnerable countries that need to adapt to climate change by 2020. In his first big speech at the United Nations global climate conference in Paris, Kerry talked about the need to pay attention to climate science and act in the interest of future generations.

The most important person at the Paris climate talks is a woman from tiny Costa Rica

The most important person at the Paris climate talks is a woman from tiny Costa Rica

Christiana Figueres’ mandate is no small task: Persuade world leaders to make drastic cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions and avoid catastrophic global warming. Figueres, the United Nations climate chief, plays a pivotal role in bringing diplomats, business executives and community groups to the negotiating table — all with the aim of reaching a global agreement to fight climate change.

Bananas may soon become the world’s rarest fruit as fungus ravages crops worldwide

Bananas are the most popular fruit in the world but could soon become the rarest as a fungus ravishes crops in every country it’s grown in.

After 110 years of calm, Nicaragua’s Momotombo volcano explodes to life in fiery eruption

After 110 years of calm, Nicaragua’s Momotombo volcano explodes to life in fiery eruption

After 110 years of relative calm, Nicaragua’s Momotombo volcano roared back to life with a fiery eruption Wednesday morning. A column of gas and ash shot more than 26,000 feet into the air Wednesday morning, after the volcano, located on the north end of Lake Managua, also known as Lake Xolotlan and not far from the city of Leon, began to show signs of seismic activity on Tuesday.

World leaders seek climate breakthrough in Paris

World leaders seek climate breakthrough in Paris

Some 150 heads of state and government, including U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, urged each other to find common cause in two weeks of bargaining to steer the global economy away from its dependence on fossil fuels.

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