Developments in 2014 make clear that the impacts of climate change are going to continue to grow, and the struggle to address this will intensify.
"We cannot let the new green economy be a low-wage economy, because a sustainable environment needs a sustainable economy."
President Obama announced Tuesday that he's removing more than 52,000 square miles of waters off Alaska's coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling.
The climate change negotiations went into overtime, with extended session that lasted two days beyond the scheduled adjournment.
Canarians and tourists formed a giant 'SOS' on a beach in Spain's Canary Island of Fuerteventura protesting oil drilling.
In November, four workers died and one was injured at a chemical plant in La Porte, Texas after the release of a hazardous chemical.
"We must act now to address global climate change and promote the creation and maintenance of good jobs in the clean energy economy."
Yet another major spill in the routinely oil-plagued Alberta, Canada, has left the swamps of Red Earth Creek polluted.
The latest in a long series of UN-sponsored talks is convening in Lima, Peru. The goal is to lay the basis for a climate treaty deal in Paris in Nov. 2015.
A delegation traveled to Cuba to work with researchers to promote cooperation between the United States and Cuba in the field of marine conservation.