Scientists moot 'green fracking' technique

2016-06-21 19:38

Adding CO2 instead of water to the cocktail used in fracking, could boost oil and gas extraction and help fight global warming at the same time, scientists say.

Kerry's Arctic climate change adventure hits Greenland

2016-06-18 08:14

US Secretary of State John Kerry has brought his tour of the Arctic to Greenland, where he is visiting the northern hemisphere's largest glacier to bring attention to the dangers of climate change.

Climate change to blame for France floods - study

2016-06-11 07:21

Torrential rains which caused flooding in France recently bore the unmistakable fingerprint of climate change, according to research to be submitted to a scientific journal next week.

Nepal seeks to drain glacial lake near Everest

2016-06-04 08:45

Nepali soldiers have started efforts to partially drain a giant glacial lake near Mount Everest, fearing possible flooding.

Australia gets itself airbrushed from UN climate report

2016-05-27 22:42

Australia's government has intervened to have all references to the country removed from a UN report examining the impact of climate change on world heritage sites.

A Scorched Earth probable

2016-05-24 16:00

Using up all known fossil fuel reserves would render Earth even more unliveable than scientists had previously projected, researchers say.

New UN climate talks aim at fleshing out Paris deal

2016-05-16 19:03

Five months after ushering in a landmark climate deal, diplomats have kicked off a new round of talks tasked with converting a political blueprint into a workable plan.

Big city mayors push climate initiatives

2016-05-06 08:45

The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy

Climate change bad for African antelopes

2016-04-28 22:03

Climate change could put certain species of African antelopes at risk of extinction, particularly those with the smallest geographic ranges.

Rousseff flies to US amid impeachment battle

2016-04-21 17:06

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has flown to New York to sign a global climate change pact, giving her an international stage to address efforts to oust her.


Freak rainstorms wreak havoc in Niger desert

2016-06-20 19:38

Unusually heavy rains in Niger's desert north in recent days have killed thousands of goats and cattle, gutted homes and stores, and left three people dead, national television says.

France first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

2016-06-15 16:34

President Francois Hollande has finalised ratification of the Paris climate accord reached in December 2015, making France the first industrialised country to do so.

Nasa takes 7 000m view of the world's coral reefs

2016-06-09 22:21

Nasa and other top scientists are gathering new data on coral reefs like never before - from 7 000m in the air.

Nuclear needed to meet climate change targets - expert

2016-05-30 15:07

Nuclear power is needed to meet the climate change targets set at the recent Cop21 climate summit in Paris, delegates at the AtomExpo in Moscow have heard.

Trump casts shadow over UN climate talks

2016-05-25 20:05

The talks in Germany to flesh out December's historic global climate deal are probably not at the top of Donald Trump's agenda this week.

Glencore investors pass climate-change motion

2016-05-20 14:01

Glencore investors have agreed that the largest exporter of coal burned for power should provide more information on risks to its business regarding climate change.

Climate activists arrested in US railroad protest

2016-05-15 21:00

Authorities in Washington state have cleared railroad tracks of protesters and arrested over 50 climate activists after a two-day shutdown.

Seaweed farmers in hot water as Zanzibar struggles

2016-05-01 16:11

Seaweed farmed on the Tanzanian archipelago is one of Zanzibar's key exports - used for food, cosmetics and medicines in Asia, Europe and North America - but now the vital industry is struggling with warmer waters killing the crops.

Half-a-degree makes a huge difference

2016-04-21 21:56

A jump in global temperature of two degrees Celsius would double the severity of crop failures, water shortages and heatwaves in many regions.

Did volcano eruptions tip Europe into Dark Ages?

2016-04-20 21:05

Back-to-back volcanic eruptions in the mid-6th century darkened Europe's skies for more than a year and may have ushered in the Dark Ages, according to finding to be presented at a science conference in Vienna.

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