Study: Fish are losing their survival instinct

2014-04-14 11:43

Fish are changing, they are losing their survival instinct and even becoming attracted to the smell of their predators, as the world's oceans become more acidic because of climate change.

Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

2014-04-10 19:16

It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space.

Nations wary of sucking greenhouse gases out

2014-04-09 09:26

Many nations want a draft UN report to tone down prospects for sucking greenhouse gases from the air to help fix global warming, reckoning the technologies are risky.

SA highly affected by global warming - CSIR

2014-04-08 07:55

South Africa is one of the most vulnerable countries when it comes to global warming according to the CSIR and their new climate modelling capabilities.

IPCC: Leaders must bridge their differences

2014-04-07 12:21

The UN's scientific panel on climate change has urged governments to 'exercise a high level of enlightenment' in order to bridge their differences over how to stave off the worst warming scenarios.

Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

2014-04-05 20:50

After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made, the UN-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it.

UN climate chief urges clean-up of gas industry

2014-04-03 14:48

The UN's climate chief called on the oil and gas industry to make a drastic shift to a clean, low-carbon future or risk having to leave three-quarters of fossil fuel reserves in the ground.

Exxon: Unlikely world can limit fossil fuels sales

2014-04-01 15:57

On the same day scientists issued their latest report on climate change, Exxon Mobil says the world's policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from selling fossil fuels fuels far into the future.

UN: Warming will lead to 'hotspots of hunger'

2014-03-31 18:16

Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, this will create "hotspots of hunger" among the world's poorest people a United Nations scientific panel says

Agreement reached at UN world climate panel

2014-03-30 20:59

Scientists and government representatives meeting in Japan have agreed on a new World Climate Report after days and nights of negotiation, delegation sources say.

8 reasons to worry about global warming

2014-03-29 12:30

A hot list has been created by international climate scientists with 8 'reasons for concern' about global warming.

UN author on climate report pulls out

2014-03-28 13:59

One of the 70 authors of a draft UN report on climate change said he had pulled out of the writing team because it was "alarmist" about the threat.

Burying carbon dioxide could slow climate change

2014-03-27 15:38

A radical policy shift is needed to slow climate change this century and a new technology involves piping carbon dioxide away and burying it deep underground.

Global warming will go on for centuries - WMO

2014-03-25 14:21

There has been no reverse in the trend of global warming and there is still consistent evidence for man-made climate change, the head of the UN World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has said.

Climate change is big risk for people

2014-03-24 17:08

Top climate scientists are gathering in Japan this week to finish up a report on the impact of global warming, they say if people think climate change only effects polar bears, that is a mistake.

Climate: UN scientists see grim future if no action

2014-03-23 20:53

UN scientists are set to deliver their darkest report yet on the impacts of climate change, pointing to a future stalked by floods, drought, conflict and economic damage if carbon emissions go untamed.

EU to set deadline for climate change goals

2014-03-20 09:58

European Union leaders are preparing to set an October deadline for agreeing on the bloc's 2030 climate and energy goals, a draft document shows.

N African dust stimulates monsoons

2014-03-17 07:31

Desert dust from North Africa and the Arabian peninsula stimulates monsoon rains over India, says a study suggesting that desertification from global warming may boost these downpours.

San Francisco bans bottle water

2014-03-13 11:45

San Francisco has officially banned bottle water, a board of supervisors unanimously voted to ban the city from buying bottled water and notes that violates could pay a penalty of up to $1 000.

US holds vital all-nighter on climate change

2014-03-11 07:54

Dozens of US lawmakers eager to make climate change a major political issue will begin an all-night Senate session urging Washington to enact legislation that reduces the threat of global warming.

Desmond Tutu urges US to shelve Keystone

2014-03-10 07:43

South Africa's peace icon Desmond Tutu has urged the US to reject Canada's Keystone XL pipeline, saying the "carbon bomb" would upend the US role fighting climate change.

Global warming could push malaria to higher areas

2014-03-07 10:10

According to researchers, global warming could cause an increase in malaria in parts of Africa and South America unless control efforts are increased.

8 foods threatened by climate change

2014-03-06 11:09

For some people climate change is an abstract thought, this is not true according to the Huffington Post, who list 8 foods that will be lost due to climate change by 2050.

Global warming puts heritage sites in jeopardy

2014-03-05 18:25

The sightseer of 4014 may have to pay a virtual visit to the Tower of London or Statue of Liberty, says a climate study that warned of dramatic ocean encroachment on heritage sites.

Buffett says climate change a damp squib

2014-03-03 18:45

Warren Buffett says his insurance firms haven't seen more disasters because of climate change.


UN panel: Cost of fighting warming modest

2014-04-13 22:11

The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest", but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases, the head of the UN's expert panel says.

Climate changes to impact birds, reptiles

2014-04-10 08:32

As temperatures climb across the American Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose - and lose big.

IPCC: World can curb carbon emissions

2014-04-08 13:40

The world, acting urgently, can curb carbon emissions enough to avert worst-case scenarios for climate change, UN experts say as envoys meet in Berlin to weigh the options for action.

Leaders weigh options to brake climate peril

2014-04-07 15:09

Government envoys and scientists have gathered under the UN banner in Berlin to hammer out a list of options for curbing carbon emissions driving dangerous climate change.

Threat of global warming escalates - UN

2014-04-06 14:40

A draft UN report says world powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels.

Western Cape 'suffers' as big business grows

2014-04-04 10:11

A new study on the Western Cape argues that the province’s economy is working at the expense of the environment and calls for a change in the way business is run.

Europe's bumblebees may face extinction

2014-04-02 15:15

Almost a quarter of Europe's bumblebees are at risk of extinction due to loss of habitats and climate change, threatening pollination of crops worth billions of dollars, a study shows.

Climate change 'will' shape Asia's future

2014-04-01 13:44

Extreme weather, rising seas and worsening scarcity of drinking water are forcing many Asian states to confront the changes being wrought by a warming planet.

Kerry warns of climate change 'catastrophe'

2014-03-31 11:31

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned that failing to act immediately and decisively on climate change will have "catastrophic" and wide-ranging consequences.

UN report: Warming worsens security woes

2014-03-30 17:57

In an authoritative report a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global temperatures to hotter global tempers.

White House makes methane plan

2014-03-28 20:17

The White House says it will take a hard look at whether new regulations are needed to cut emissions of methane from the oil and gas industry.

More Antarctic ice means fewer elephant seal pups

2014-03-27 17:00

Australian scientists studying breeding colonies on Macquarie Island near Antarctica found that the population of elephant seal pups is dependent on the amount of sea ice.

More Antarctic ice means fewer elephant seal pups

2014-03-27 12:01

Australian scientists studying breeding colonies on Macquarie Island near Antarctica found that the population of elephant seal pups is dependent on the amount of sea ice.

UN: 2013 extreme events due to climate change

2014-03-25 10:25

The head of the UN weather agency has blamed extreme weather on human-induced climate change, citing key events that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe, the US and Pacific region last year.

UN: Climate change to deplete food supplies

2014-03-24 10:20

Global warming will disrupt food supplies, slow world economic growth and may already be causing irreversible damage to nature, according to a UN report.

Global warming a concern at Chile's penguin paradise

2014-03-20 13:34

Magdalena Island is a natural paradise for thousands of penguins who come every year to breed, but global warming could threaten the long-term survival of the species, say experts.

Obama uses games, apps to help climate change

2014-03-20 07:49

The Obama administration hopes to fight global warming with the geeky power of numbers, maps and even gaming-type simulations.

Conservatives 'hurt' science progress

2014-03-14 10:29

Conservative political beliefs threaten to undermine the progress made in science, particular in the US where the debate has shifted to the right, a top astronomer has warned.

Volcanoes helped species survive ice ages

2014-03-11 15:02

The steam and heat from volcanoes allowed species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages, a study shows, offering help for scientists dealing with climate change.

New $70m climate change study in Africa

2014-03-10 15:10

The UK’s department for International development and Canada’s international development research centre have jointly announced a partnership to research initiatives in tackling climate change in Africa and Asia.

Scorching summers predicted for Europe

2014-03-07 11:59

Europe is headed for scorching summers with temperatures well over 40°C and droughts in the south within the next 40 years, climate scientists say.

'Climate change to increase malaria deaths'

2014-03-07 09:17

Malaria outbreaks are on the rise as temperatures warm due to climate change, a trend that could increase the number of people effected, 627 000 people died from malaria in 2012.

Great Barrier Reef at risk of disappearing

2014-03-06 08:24

Time is running out for Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, with climate change set to wreck irreversible damage by 2030 unless immediate action is taken, marine scientists say.

Marshall Islands: Climate change behind floods

2014-03-05 10:21

Officials in the Marshall Islands have blamed climate change for severe flooding in the Pacific nation's capital Majuro which has left 1 000 people homeless.

Climate Study: EU to pay €23bn in 2050

2014-03-03 16:08

Floods may cost the European Union €23.5bn annually by 2050, double the 2013 amount, because of climate change and economic development, a study says.

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