Is climate change fuelling war?

2015-02-11 20:42

For years, scientists and security analysts have warned that global warming looms as a potential source of war and unrest.

UN climate talks deadlocked

2014-12-13 22:04

Already well into overtime, UN climate talks have reached a standstill as developing countries rejected a draft deal they said would allow rich countries to shirk their responsibilities to fight global warming and pay for its impacts.

Climate change to impact food prices more

2014-03-25 20:20

Climate change could put back the fight against hunger by 40 years, but the global food system is unprepared to cope, says Oxfam.

Nasa cancels climate study in Thailand

2012-06-28 13:08

The US says it won’t be able to carry out a climate study this year because Thailand has postponed granting Nasa permission to use a key naval air base.

Bangkok heat stokes planning debate

2012-05-04 20:01

Bangkok is facing a near record heat wave with temperatures at 30-year highs, stoking debate over the often chaotic urban planning.

La Nina nearly dead - forecasters

2012-03-13 17:54

The La Niña weather pattern blamed for heavy rains and crop destruction in the Asia-Pacific region over the past two years is coming to an end, forecasters have said.

La Nina peaked, set to decline

2012-02-10 16:00

La Niña seems to have reached its peak and is expected to fade between March and May, the World Meteorological Organisation has said.

Climate talks 'must prioritise Africa'

2011-11-29 11:16

African leaders have urged the international community to prioritise adaptation for the continent at the UN climate change negotiations in Durban.

Climate scientists receive death threats

2011-06-04 12:00

Climate researchers at one of Australia's top universities have been receiving death threats, as debate rages over plans for a carbon pollution tax.

Minister slams weather service

2011-03-05 14:43

Sweden's environment minister has had enough of unreliable weather forecasts, blaming the country's meteorology service for too many misses and demanding a shape-up in predictions.


France debates energy law that would slash nuclear

2015-02-10 22:45

The French Senate is set to debate a bill that aims to cut the country's reliance on nuclear energy by 50% before 2025, and drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Struggling climate talks look to UN summit

2014-06-16 10:00

A new round of talks on climate change has sputtered to a close, placing the onus on a UN summit in September to boost momentum for a global pact by the end of 2015.

Satellites - new Greenland ice melt

2012-07-24 22:33

Greenland's surface ice cover melted this month over a larger area than ever detected in more than 30 years of satellite observations, Nasa says.

Gassy dinos may have warmed Earth

2012-05-07 22:32

Giant dinosaurs that roamed the Earth millions of years ago may have warmed the planet with the gas they produced from eating leafy plants, British scientists say.

Southern Africa climate centre launched

2012-04-18 20:44

Southern African countries have agreed to launch a centre to tie together climate change studies across the region.

Cassava will thrive in climate change

2012-02-27 22:24

Scientists say cassava will thrive in climate change and is the best bet for African farmers.

Shipping may be source of climate funding

2011-12-06 11:35

A draft document suggests that revenue earned from cutting emissions in the shipping industry be channelled to developing countries to help them tackle climate change.

Climate panel to examine extreme events

2011-06-29 20:35

A UN panel is to release a report in November on the link between climate change and extreme events.

No climate deal at Durban, warns EU

2011-04-27 20:09

There will be no binding deal at the UN climate summit in Durban, a EU commissioner has warned.

Radar for disaster management

2010-08-25 12:24

The Western Cape provincial government has released a document titled Radar, which seeks to provide insight on managing risks associated with extreme weather and environmental danger.

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