Obama in political, legal storm with new power rules

2015-08-04 20:48

President Barack Obama has launched the first-ever climate rules for US power plants, calling for sweeping reductions in carbon emissions and provoking protests.

EU hails Obama clean power plan as 'genuine' effort to cut emissions

2015-08-04 07:59

The EU has hailed US President Barack Obama's clean power plan as 'a positive step' to cut carbon emissions ahead of a global climate summit in Paris.

Poll: GOP voters support limits on carbon emissions

2015-08-03 19:29

Republican voters in New Hampshire and South Carolina - key states in the US presidential nomination process - believe climate change is occurring and support clean energy and investment in renewable power sources, a recent poll has shown.

Tracking the retreat of Arctic ice

2015-08-02 14:47

Not so long ago, skeleton staff overwintering at the Ny-Alesund research centre could walk on the Arctic town's frozen bay and race their snow mobiles across its surface.

Island nations seek UN help combating climate change

2015-07-31 09:33

More than a dozen small island nations have made an urgent appeal to the UN Security Council for help in combating climate change, which they say poses a threat to their very existence.

Clinton: Climate plan will promote renewables

2015-07-27 10:55

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has revealed a plan aimed at combating climate change that includes revisions in the tax code to promote renewable energy.

Big Easy resources both blessing and curse

2015-07-21 21:04

New Orleans' mayor says the Big Easy's natural resources are both a blessing and a curse.

French FM: Time to compromise for climate

2015-07-21 13:31

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has urged top diplomats from 45 nations to "start looking now for compromise" in forging a global climate rescue.

Marshall Islands pledge emmissions cut

2015-07-19 20:38

The Marshall Islands, a small island country at high risk of climate change-induced sea level rise, has vowed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by a third within a decade.

Just a kangaroo in the vineyard during Australian snowstorm

2015-07-17 16:00

Kangaroos are a common sight for Australian vineyard owner Bill Shrapnel. But a winter storm this week was the first time he'd seen a 'roo in the snow.


Hollande hails US climate plan ahead of Paris conference

2015-08-04 12:02

French President Francois Hollande has welcomed a US plan to cut carbon emissions as a 'major contribution' to an upcoming global climate conference in Paris.

No 'Plan B' for oceans, says study

2015-08-04 05:43

Technology to drain heat-trapping CO2 from the atmosphere may slow global warming, but will not reverse climate damage to the ocean.

Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

2015-08-02 22:33

President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle.

Obama to unveil 'biggest step ever' in climate fight

2015-08-02 09:13

President Barack Obama will unveil what he called the "biggest, more important step we've ever taken" to fight climate change, an issue central to his legacy.

Californians divided along party lines on combating climate change

2015-07-30 13:56

Two-thirds of Californians link the state’s ongoing catastrophic drought to climate change, and most support Governor Jerry Brown's efforts to combat it - but that's also because most Californians are Democrats, a new poll shows.

Iceland protests five-nation fishing deal in Arctic

2015-07-24 16:28

Iceland has protested at a five-nation accord to ban unregulated fishing around the North Pole and says it will not be bound by the deal.

India mayor says climate change opening dungeon of slavery

2015-07-21 16:01

The mayor of Kochi, India, knows well the intertwined scourges of climate change and human slavery and is warning against complacency.

Pacific man's bid to be first climate refugee rejected

2015-07-21 07:56

A Pacific islander who launched a landmark bid to become the world’s first climate change refugee faces deportation from New Zealand after a court rejected his appeal.

Ministers in Paris to boost flagging climate talks

2015-07-18 21:31

Foreign and environment ministers and other high-level officials from 45 countries are set to gather in Paris Monday seeking to re-energise climate talks mired in technical details and political squabbling.

Climate change about challenge of communicating with public on policy - UK science advisor

2015-07-17 13:15

While moving humanity away from fossil fuels was critical to its survival, the onus is on politicians and scientists 'to bring the public with them', says Sir Mark Walport, the British government's chief scientific adviser.

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