Nicaragua mulls climate-chance resistant coffee

2017-02-19 23:16

With climate change threatening crops in many parts of the world, Nicaragua is turning to a robust variety of coffee bean to protect one of its key exports.

El Nino gobbled up California's beaches - study

2017-02-14 20:14

Last year's unusually potent El Nino produced monster waves that carved away record-breaking swathes of the US West Coast's beaches, a study has revealed, warning that recovery may take years.

Climate change may overload US electrical grid

2017-02-07 20:34

As the planet warms due to climate change and hot days become more common, the US electrical grid could be unable to meet peak energy needs, researchers say.

Climate-ravaged corals recover poorly

2017-01-25 11:35

Coral reefs that survive rapid bleaching fuelled by global warming remain deeply damaged, with little prospect of full recovery, researchers say.

Trump signals big shift on energy, climate policies

2017-01-21 11:52

US President Donald Trump has signalled a sharp break on energy and the environment policy, announcing plans to undo climate policies and promote domestic energy development as part of his "America First" agenda.

Study of past warming signals major sea level rise ahead

2017-01-20 20:17

Scientists who study patterns of natural shifts in the Earth's climate have said they have uncovered a "worrisome" signal that major sea level rise could be on the way.

Antarctic station moved to escape breaking ice shelf

2017-01-17 16:09

The British research station located on a floating ice shelf in Antarctica is being relocated and shut down over the winter because of fears it could float off if a crack in the ice causes an iceberg to break off.

States face off over future of Obama global warming plan

2016-12-30 17:02

Two weeks after Republican officials in two dozen states asked president-elect Donald Trump to kill one of Democratic President Barack Obama's plans to curb global warming, another group of state officials is urging Trump to save it.

Hottest Arctic on record triggers massive ice melt

2016-12-14 12:12

The Arctic shattered heat records in the past year, as unusually warm air triggered massive melting of ice and snow and a late fall freeze, US government scientists say.

Leonardo DiCaprio meets with Trump to talk about green jobs

2016-12-10 08:01

Leonardo DiCaprio met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how environmentally friendly jobs can boost economy.


Sea ice at poles hit record low for January

2017-02-16 22:46

The amount of sea ice at the Earth's poles fell to a record low for January, while the planet's temperatures last month were the third highest in modern times.

Climate change impact on animals 'under-appreciated'

2017-02-14 19:32

Nearly half of endangered mammals and a quarter of birds are already harmed by climate change - a much bigger segment than previously thought, researchers have found.

Renewables can't deliver Paris climate goals

2017-01-31 20:55

Expansion of renewable energy cannot by itself stave off catastrophic climate change, scientists have warned.

What mackerel and a volcano can tell us about climate change

2017-01-23 13:37

A group of scientists say an Indonesian volcano eruption, a centuries-old weather disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel could tell us more about today's era of climate change.

Massive Antarctic ice shelf ready to break apart

2017-01-21 09:23

A chunk of ice covering 5 000km² and nearly 100 storeys deep, which is breaking away from West Antarctica, is now attached to its parent ice shelf just by a thread, scientists say.

Earth breaks heat record in 2016 for third year in a row

2017-01-18 20:06

Last year, the Earth sweltered under the hottest temperatures in modern times for the third year in a row raising new concerns about the quickening pace of climate change.

2016 hottest year in New Zealand

2017-01-09 18:30

Unusually warm winds and seas helped make last year the hottest ever recorded in New Zealand.

Donald Trump's cabinet bodes ill for the planet

2016-12-21 21:12

US president-elect Donald Trump's cabinet is shaping up as a nightmare for environmentalists and others committed to bold action on climate change.

Trump 'studying' Paris climate deal

2016-12-11 20:30

US president-elect Donald Trump says he is "studying" the Paris climate agreement to reduce carbon emissions.

Megacities key to reaching global climate goals

2016-12-01 15:55

The world's big cities must collectively cut their carbon footprint nearly in half within a decade if global climate goals are to be met, according to an analysis.

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