ARTICLES RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Big firms brace for global carbon price rollout

2014-09-15 11:01

An increasing number of big corporations expect governments worldwide to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions to help tackle climate change and some are already factoring in the cost to guide future investment decisions.

Half of US birds in peril from climate change

2014-09-10 14:26

Iconic North American birds like the Bald Eagle and Brown Pelican are among hundreds of mankind's feathered friends facing threats to their survival due to climate change, researchers say.

New study clears up Greenland climate puzzle

2014-09-05 15:32

Greenland began heating up around 19 000 years ago at the end of the last ice age, just like the rest of the northern hemisphere, researchers say in a report that resolves a long debate.

UN climate chief says 'door closing' on warming fix

2014-09-02 08:52

The UN climate change chief has warned time is running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas.

Climate change poses growing health threat

2014-08-27 22:20

Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN has warned saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease.

Mysterious source of ozone-depleter baffles Nasa

2014-08-21 10:02

A chemical used in dry cleaning and fire extinguishers may have been phased out in recent years but Nasa says that carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) is still being spewed into the atmosphere from an unknown source.

Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2 000 years

2014-08-14 12:45

The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, has been warmer over the past 50 years than at any stage in the past two millennia, a Chinese newspaper says.

Pollution from Keystone more than expected

2014-08-11 09:50

The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the state department calculated earlier this year, a new study says.

Deep emissions cuts needed by 2050

2014-08-07 18:29

Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions will be needed to avert the worst of global warming that is already harming all continents.

NIMBY: US sends dirty coal abroad

2014-07-28 19:01

Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railway cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily.

Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals

2014-07-24 11:36

A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers say.

Reasons why pork is better than beef

2014-07-22 11:49

Beef is by far the most costly protein when it comes to the environmental damage wreaked by feeding and raising cattle, according to a new study.

World is getting warmer

2014-07-18 05:00

The world is getting warmer, as greenhouse gases reach historic highs and Arctic sea ice melts, making 2013 one of the hottest years on record.

Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities

2014-07-17 16:13

Harsher storms, flooding and rising seas threaten US public safety, President Barack Obama has warned as he urged local communities to prepare for the effects of climate change.

Carbon emissions making Australia to dry

2014-07-14 13:32

Greenhouse gases and depletion of the ozone layer are causing southern Australia to become drier, researchers report.

Climate change may cause more kidney stones

2014-07-11 10:10

A warning planet is likely to bring more hot days, more sweaty people and more dehydration – a key risk factor for a surge in kidney stones, researchers say.

Amazon rainforest grew after climate change

2014-07-08 11:54

The Amazon may have been grassland until a natural shift to a wetter climate about 2 000 years ago let the rainforests form, according to a study that argues that the rainforest is older.

Nasa climate satellite reaches orbit

2014-07-02 17:47

An unmanned Delta 2 rocket has blasted off, carrying a Nasa satellite that will survey where carbon dioxide is moving into and out of Earth's atmosphere.

Emperor penguin population to slide due to Antarctic climate change

2014-06-30 14:50

Global warming will cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100.

Obama: Climate change steps making a difference

2014-06-26 20:06

President Obama has claimed progress in his second-term drive to combat climate change but says more must be done to address a generational problem.

Obama mocks those who deny climate change

2014-06-26 11:41

US President Barack Obama has mocked Republicans who reject global warming as a 'liberal plot', as he pumped up a crowd of environmental activists in Washington.

Petrol-diesel hybrid may be key to cleaner driving

2014-06-25 13:56

Scientists in Sweden have modified a diesel engine to work with gasoline, an adjustment they say could significantly reduce emissions and fuel consumption for vehicles on the road.

Greenpeace left red-faced after travel scandal

2014-06-24 15:25

Greenpeace has grounded flights for a top official after a media report fingered him for commuting by plane between his Luxembourg home and its Amsterdam-based headquarters.

 

Warmer air caused ice shelf collapse off Antarctica

2014-09-12 16:05

Warmer air triggered the collapse of a huge ice shelf off Antarctica in 2002, according to a report, that may help scientists predict future break-ups around the frozen continent.

South Korea delays smog tax until 2020

2014-09-02 11:29

South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, amid pressure from domestic and US car makers who fear the levy would curb sales.

No Arctic 'cold rush'

2014-08-31 21:15

Climate change is aiding shipping, fisheries and tourism in the Arctic but the economic gains fall short of a "cold rush" for an icy region where temperatures are rising twice as fast as the world average.

Meteorologists preparing for the worst

2014-08-21 21:25

Intense aerial turbulence, ice storms and scorching heatwaves, huge ocean waves - the world's climate experts forecast apocalyptic weather over the coming decades.

Glacial melt mostly caused by man-made damage

2014-08-15 14:39

More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study says.

Australia warns of poor outlook for Barrier Reef

2014-08-12 15:06

Australia's Great Barrier Reef remains under threat despite efforts to rein in major sources of damage to the World Heritage-listed icon, the government says.

Forests for the future: Kenya's carbon credit scheme

2014-08-10 21:52

When 61-year old Mercy Joshua was young, the vast forests of southeastern Kenya teemed with wildlife, but decades of unchecked deforestation by locals have devastated the land.

Tuvalu family allowed to live in New Zealand

2014-08-04 12:56

A family from the Island nation of Tuvalu have been granted permission to remain in New Zealand on humanitarian grounds, after their bid to gain protected status on the grounds of climate change failed.

Act now on climate or see costs soar: White House

2014-07-29 13:02

Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the US more in the long run, the White House says in a report meant to bolster actions to address global warming

Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

2014-07-24 17:30

Worried by forecasts of rising seas from climate change, authorities say they are beginning to repair Cuba's first line of defence, its mangrove thickets, which have been damaged by decades of neglect.

UK sticks with tough carbon goal despite opposition

2014-07-22 15:24

Britain's government say it would stick with a goal to curb emissions by 2027 to 50% of the 1990 levels, a target that has led to political opposition and that its own advisers have said will be hard to meet.

Massive crater in Siberia causing concerns

2014-07-18 09:26

Russian scientists say they believe a 60m wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.

Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax

2014-07-17 18:58

Australia has axed a divisive carbon tax after years of vexed political debate, in a move slammed as backward and out of step with the rest of the world.

Mary Robinson new UN special climate envoy

2014-07-15 14:16

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has named former Irish president Mary Robinson as his special envoy for climate change, ahead of a summit.

Climate change threatens our wines

2014-07-14 08:20

A new US study has found that up to 73% of Australian land currently used for viticulture could become unsuitable by 2050. This means that vine lovers may lose the bottles they love so much.

Carbon clean-up needs revolution

2014-07-08 18:18

More than two dozen scientific institutes have urged major economies to unleash an energy revolution for slashing carbon emissions.

UN green fund seeks $15bn for climate

2014-07-03 15:03

A UN fund to help developing nations fight global warming is on track to start raising cash in November, with poor nations seeking $15bn, officials say.

Nasa resets launch of carbon-monitoring satellite

2014-07-02 09:26

The launch of a Nasa satellite designed to study atmospheric carbon dioxide has been rescheduled.

Emperor penguins waddling to extinction

2014-06-29 21:12

Global warming will send Antarctica's emperor penguins into decline by 2100, scientists have projected and called for the emblematic birds to be listed as endangered and their habitat better protected.

UN warns El Nino likely by end of year

2014-06-26 15:18

The 'El Nino' phenomenon, which sparks climate extremes around the globe, is likely to take hold in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year and could even do so within weeks.

Al Gore joins Aussie tycoon in climate plan

2014-06-25 15:02

Former US vice president Al Gore has hailed recent moves by the US and other nations to confront climate change as 'extraordinary', and encouraged Australia to join global efforts.

Obama plans another big climate push

2014-06-25 13:01

One year after President Barack Obama rolled out his climate change action plan, the administration is putting fresh emphasis on its environmental agenda.

Japan considering new base on Antarctica

2014-06-23 15:26

Japan is looking at building a new base on Antarctica so scientists can study air trapped in ice a million years ago, in a bid to better understand climate change.

Fiji leader blasts Australia as 'selfish'

2014-06-19 07:28

Fijian leader Voreqe Bainimarama has accused the global community of abandoning Pacific island nations to 'sink below the waves' instead of tackling climate change, singling out 'selfish' Australia.

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