Delegates from 200 nations are in Poland hoping to keep the world's attention on combating the potentially devastating effects of human impacted climate change. But with global instability on the rise and the United States having withdrawn from the Paris Climate accord, progress is slow -- as VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.
Pollution in the world's lakes, rivers and bays is creating conditions in which algae thrive, but other forms of life suffer. Scientists have found they can put those algae to work cleaning up that pollution, and help generate clean power in the process. VOA's Steve Baragona visited the Port of Baltimore to see how it works.
World leaders have gathered in the heart of Poland's coal-mining industry to discuss what can be done about global climate change. The two-week-long meeting in Katowice comes amid a series of reports from various sources and parts of the world saying that climate change processes are in full swing and that some may be unstoppable. But, as VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports, a consensus on reducing pollution, and other factors believed to be contributing to climate change, remains elusive.