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South Korea presidential candidates urged to ‘make this the first eco election’ by young, key voters

Environmental activists representing the ‘MZ’ generation, the young age groups that are key swing voters in this election, say they will ‘choose a climate president who will guarantee the survival of us all’.

Bernie Sanders announces a $16.3 trillion Green New Deal

By Dino Grandoni Photo: AP Photo/Meg Kinnard
Bernie Sanders released a comprehensive plan to address a “climate crisis” on par with the threat America faced during the Second World War, vowing to declare the global buildup of planet-warming gases a national emergency and to spend…

10 Democratic presidential candidates will participate in CNN climate town hall

By Mark Preston
CNN is devoting the evening of Sept. 4 to the climate crisis. Eight of the Democratic candidates initially accepted CNN's invitation to discuss this critically important issue: former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Cory Booker…

A ‘climate corps’ is core to many 2020 Democrats’ environmental plans

By Dino Grandoni Photo: AP Photo/John Locher
Democrats running for president on promises to slow climate change are asking young people to do more than just vote for them. Many White House hopefuls are laying out plans to put teenagers and 20-somethings…

We must change food production to save the world, says leaked report

By Robin McKie Photo: Australian Scenics/Getty Images
A leaked draft of a report on climate change and land use, which is now being debated in Geneva by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), states that it will be impossible to keep global…

Democrats disagree on climate policy specifics. But they agree on how to frame it.

By Dino Grandoni Photo: AP Photo/Paul Sancya
The crowded field of White House hopefuls frequently sparred during last night's Democratic debate over the best way to handle rising global temperatures. But there was one thing they actually agreed on: Climate change is not an…

Seven minutes were devoted to climate change in the first Democratic debate

By Dino Grandoni Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
Seven minutes. That's how much time the moderators dedicated to questions about climate change during the Democratic presidential debate last night.

Jay Inslee targets fossil fuel interests with new presidential promises

By Emily Holden Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images
Washington governor Jay Inslee will set his sights on powerful fossil fuel interests on Monday, by introducing a new portion of the presidential campaign he has centered on addressing the climate crisis.

Climate rule gets muted response on the trail

By Timothy Cama Photo: Ron Sachs/CNP/AdMedia/Newscom
President Trump's new industry-friendly carbon rule for power plants was greeted with little fanfare among the field of Democrats hoping to run against him.