ARTICLES RELATING TO CLIMATE

Are redheads really going extinct?

2014-07-11 11:36

The internet is buzzing with the news that climate change will drive the redhead gene to extinction. Is there any truth in this?

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.

African dust clouds bad for health

2013-08-28 08:28

Dust particles kicked up by African sandstorms blow across the sea - limiting pilots' visibility and troubling asthmatics.

US-China climate deal called "breakthrough" but no long-term cuts

2013-06-13 07:45

China and the United States took a major step in the fight against climate change, but what was termed a "breakthrough" might not do much to lock in carbon emission cuts from the world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases.

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.

Scientists focus on dust

2010-02-20 13:33

While most people give it the brush-off, a panel of scientists has gathered to focus on dust at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Stand up against climate change

2009-12-30 14:15

Women are making their voices heard to call for action against climate change. Will you do the same?

Countries clash over climate

2009-12-10 14:44

A major rift surfaced at UN climate talks between emerging giants and countries most exposed to the ravages of global warming.

Obama urges action on climate

2009-11-17 14:42

Barack Obama has said that he wants key climate talks in Copenhagen to agree on a comprehensive new deal which has "immediate operational effect".

Skier killed in in NZ avalanche

2009-08-14 20:02

Police say an avalanche in southern New Zealand have killed one skier and badly injured another while five of them were skiing.

Climate threatens French wine

2009-08-11 18:01

Chefs, winemakers and Greenpeace warn that French wines face a grim future failing an ambitious deal on climate change at the upcoming UN summit.

 

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.

Snail fever to decline due to climate change

2013-12-13 12:38

The parasite schistosoma mansoni that causes snail fever in humans could become less common in the future due to climate change.

Sun's magnetic field about to reverse

2013-08-07 08:30

According to measurements from observatories, the sun's magnetic field is about to change polarity.

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.

El Nino dissipating, may linger

2010-03-04 21:19

The El Nino weather anomaly should dissipate by early summer in the northern hemisphere, but a weak version may linger for the rest of 2010, according to a US report.

Global warming good news

2010-01-22 13:25

Global warming has melted so much Arctic ice that a telecommunication group is to lay underwater fiber optic cable between Tokyo and London.

Stand up against climate change

2009-12-18 11:32

Women are making their voices heard to call for action against climate change. Will you do the same?

Stand up against climate change

2009-11-30 11:32

Women are making their voices heard to call for action against climate change. Will you do the same?

S.Korea aims high on climate

2009-11-17 11:27

South Korea has set an ambitious target for its voluntary cut in greenhouse gas emissions, expressing hope that other developing countries would follow suit.

Climate fight costs $300bn/year

2009-08-11 22:41

A top UN climate change official says cutting greenhouse gas emissions to slow global warming and adapting to its impacts are likely to cost $300bn per year.

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