Fires Set Stage for Irreversible Forest Losses in Australia

Australia’s forests are burning at a rate unmatched in modern times and scientists say the landscape is being permanently altered as a warming climate brings profound changes to the island continent. Heat waves and drought have fueled bigger and more freque...
Photo of President Donald Trump's empty chair at the G7 Summit

One Empty Chair at G-7 Climate Meeting: Trump’s

BIARRITZ, France — U.S. President Donald Trump skipped a discussion on climate with other world leaders at the Group of Seven summit in France, leaving an empty chair as global power brokers debated how to help the fire-ravaged Amazon and reduce carbon emissio...
Photo of a ceremony marking 20 years since the Panama Canal was turned over from the U.S.

Panama Canal Marks 20 Years of US Handover Amid Water Crisis

PANAMA CITY — Panama marked the 20-year anniversary Tuesday of the turnover of the Panama Canal, now amid a water crisis that threatens the viability of the waterway. “The rainfall over the canal watershed is just not enough to keep the expanded canal opera...