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Hostage Crisis at Cancun Climate Talks

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Henn

The US negotiating stance here in Cancún is beginning to cause fractures among the once unified blocks of developing countries calling for strong climate action.

Dispatch From Cancún: Developing Paradise in the Suicide Capital

Roberto Lovato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Roberto Lovato

Cancun is the suicide capital of Mexico. That's a subject that's not likely to come up as thousands of people gather here over the next two weeks for the U.N. Conference on Climate Change.

A Question for Bill McKibben: What is the Point of Your Events? VIDEO

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Here in Cancún, I tracked down Bill McKibben, the founder of, to ask him this question: What is the point of these events? You are getting attention, but to what end? His answer was so simple it was obvious.

UN Climate Conference Kicks Off In Cancun With Limited Expectations

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

CANCUN, Mexico — Frustrated at past failures, climate negotiators began a critical two-week conference Monday with a call from Mexico's president to...