Chill in the air as Arctic nations meet

2015-04-24 20:11

Ministers from Arctic nations have gathered in northern Canada to shine a spotlight on one of the planet's most remote regions.

Top experts call for zero-carbon world by 2050

2015-04-22 10:00

A group of top international experts has urged governments to stick to their promises to combat climate change and said the aim should be to create a "zero-carbon society" by 20150.

Hollande sees obstacles to Paris climate deal

2015-04-20 18:46

French President Francois Hollande say there are many obstacles to reaching a UN deal to fight climate change at a summit in Paris in December.

Kerry to visit Arctic amid concern over ice melt

2015-04-19 09:36

Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Arctic Circle for key ministerial talks on climate change amid global concerns about rising seas and accelerating ice melt.

March was hottest worldwide since 1880

2015-04-17 21:10

Rising temperatures across the planet have set another new record as the globe experienced its hottest month of March since record-keeping began in 1880.

Court sceptical of challenge to Obama climate plan

2015-04-16 20:28

Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel are expressing doubts about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's far-reaching plan to address climate change.

Dutch citizens sue government over climate change

2015-04-14 20:39

Around 900 Dutch citizens have taken their government to court in a bid to force a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and take action against climate change.

Norway to punish polluting companies

2015-04-11 09:17

Norway says it will bar its state pension fund, the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund, from investing in the worst climate-polluting companies.

Obama: Malia's asthma brings home climate change debate

2015-04-08 14:36

President Barack Obama says his memory of the fear over his daughter's preschool asthma attacks brings home the debate over climate change.

Climate deadlines see slow but promising start

2015-04-01 20:04

A rough deadline has seen only 33 out of 195 countries submit pledges for tackling greenhouse gases under UN climate talks scheduled to conclude just over eight months from now.


Obama warns of damage from climate neglect

2015-04-23 10:44

President Barack Obama has warned of growing damage from climate change, saying the problem can no longer be denied.

White House releases energy plan

2015-04-21 22:35

The White House has released a four-year energy plan designed to fight climate change, modernize power plants and find other ways to ensure the nation a steady supply of safe energy.

Pakistan women take on floods, hunger

2015-04-20 17:02

Fierce clergy usually oppose women's empowerment efforts in rural areas, making even liberal politicians wary of supporting them.

Obama warns about climate change

2015-04-18 14:49

President Barack Obama of the US says climate change poses the world's biggest single threat and it can no longer be ignored.

BP to reveal climate change impacts

2015-04-17 09:23

BP shareholders have voted overwhelmingly to publish regular updates on how its strategies are affecting climate change, making it one of the first global oil companies to disclose such details.

Climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

2015-04-15 22:34

The Obama administration's climate change plan faces a high-profile legal test at the appeals court.

Warming seas may spell the end to Britain's fish and chips

2015-04-14 08:19

Warming seas may spell the end to traditional British food favourites such as haddock and chips, researchers say.

Japan to pledge 20% greenhouse gas cut

2015-04-09 09:08

Japan promises to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% from 2013 levels ahead of a global summit on climate change, a report says, despite uncertainty over post-Fukushima energy policy.

Polar bears won't thrive on land food

2015-04-01 21:43

Researchers say polar bears are unlikely to find food on land that will sustain their populations.

US offer for global climate treaty: 28% emissions cut

2015-03-31 09:38

The US will offer a roughly 28% emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans.

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