Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic

2015-09-03 13:46

Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle in a first by a sitting US president, telling residents in an Alaskan village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming.

Obama tours glacier to highlight march of climate change

2015-09-02 07:52

US President Barack Obama viewed Alaska's monumental Exit Glacier, in a bid to drive home the impact climate change is already having on America.

Adapt or die: Arctic style

2015-09-01 19:02

When it comes to coping with climate change in the Arctic region, which is warming at three times the global average, some animals are more equal than others.

Climate change brings cyclone risk to Persian Gulf

2015-08-31 19:59

Climate change is bringing small risks that tropical cyclones will form in the Persian Gulf for the first time, in a threat to cities such as Dubai or Doha which are unprepared for big storm surges.

UN climate talks to begin with hope

2015-08-31 17:59

Chances that governments will work out a UN accord to combat climate change in December seem brighter than in the run-up to a failed attempt in 2009.

Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice

2015-08-31 13:40

Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it, a report says.

Not the municipalities' fault this time

2015-08-31 07:17

Climate change needs to be addressed urgently to prevent job losses and deepening food insecurity, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Alaska villages melting away

2015-08-27 19:32

Alaska's climate is warming at a rate twice global averages forcing communities dependent on the cold to relocate, or perish.

Tropical forests almost the size of India set to be axed by 2050

2015-08-25 08:02

Tropical forests covering an area nearly the size of India are set to be destroyed in the next 35 years, a faster rate of deforestation than previously thought, a study warns.

July hottest month in history

2015-08-20 19:31

July was the hottest month in history, and the first seven months of the year were also the warmest since modern record-keeping began in 1880.


Hot summer fuels dangerous glacier melting

2015-09-02 16:52

The glaciers in Tajikistan's Pamir range and the nearby Tien-Shan range in Kyrgyzstan are receding rapidly.

Obama urges climate action, or else...

2015-09-01 19:46

US President Barack Obama has urged an international conference on the Arctic to unite now to slow climate change, or else face a dire future.

Obama says world must speed climate change fight

2015-09-01 12:34

US President Barack Obama has warned that climate change is no longer a problem of the future, but rather a challenge for now and one that will define the next century.

Obama gets cold feet

2015-08-31 19:05

Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his trip to Alaska.

Tallest mountain in North America renamed

2015-08-31 13:53

Mount McKinley, the tallest of North America's mountains is officially being renamed Denali on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska.

Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

2015-08-31 09:26

Scientists are 'overwhelmingly unified' in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry says, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.

Obama defends Arctic drilling decision

2015-08-29 13:09

Two days before heading to Alaska to raise climate change awareness, US President Barack Obama has defended his controversial decision to allow Shell to drill in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea.

Climate migrants press Zimbabwe's fertile east

2015-08-27 15:28

In the eastern highlands of Manicaland province illegal homes belonging to migrants who have fled drought-prone areas are blossoming.

Study sees dying wildlife, bigger fires if drought lasts

2015-08-21 14:38

A new report by the Public Policy Institute of California nonprofit think-tank paints that distressing picture of California for the next two years if the state's driest four years on record stretches further into the future.

To ease climate change, US should end drilling on federal land – study

2015-08-20 18:31

Up to 450 tons of greenhouse gases would be kept out of the atmosphere if the US government stopped leasing federal lands to fossil fuel companies, according to a study.

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