Stormy climate at G7 as Trump goes his own way

2017-05-27 17:04

G7 nations have hit impasse over climate change as US President Donald Trump rebuffed pressure to toe the collective line in the club of powerful democracies.

Statue of Liberty in a life jacket at G-7 protest

2017-05-26 18:43

Environmental activists have staged protests on a beach and at sea near the Sicilian hilltop town of Taormina, where leaders of the world's seven wealthiest democracies are meeting.

Merkel vows to convince climate change 'doubters'

2017-05-23 20:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to try to convince climate change "doubters" as the world waits to see what US President Donald Trump will do.

Dying Guatemala lake underlines climate change threat

2017-05-15 18:20

The dried-out oyster shells lie on a landscape parched and cracked by the sun. This is what is left of Lake Atescatempa, once a vast blue-green body of water in southwestern Guatemala.

Climate science: Bad news gets worse

2017-05-07 08:10

As UN negotiators meet in Bonn to thrash out rules for implementing the climate-rescue Paris Agreement, the stakes have never been higher.

Iceland drills 4.7km down into volcano to tap clean energy

2017-05-05 15:39

It's named after a Nordic god and drills deep into the heart of a volcano: "Thor" is a rig that symbolises Iceland's leading-edge efforts to produce powerful clean energy.

Reindeer at risk from Arctic hot spell

2017-04-21 17:03

Winter temperatures in Norway's Lapland could rise dramatically this century, with potentially devastating consequences for the region's reindeer and the indigenous Sami people.

Antarctic meltwater lakes threaten sea levels - study

2017-04-20 09:19

Antarctic meltwater lakes are far more common than once thought and could destabilise glaciers, potentially lifting sea levels by metres as global warming sets in, scientists say.

Scientists seek holy grail of climate change in Oman's hills

2017-04-13 14:10

Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are drilling in search of the holy grail of reversing climate change - an efficient and cheap way to remove carbon dioxide from the air and oceans

G7 energy ministers fail to agree on climate change statement

2017-04-10 19:09

G7 energy ministers have failed to reach an agreement on a joint statement on climate change after the United States expressed reservations.


G7 to acknowledge climate deadlock with US

2017-05-27 15:35

G7 countries will recognise the deadlock about taking collective action on climate change as US President Donald Trump mulls his position.

Whale of a mystery solved? How they got so big

2017-05-26 09:13

Scientists may have solved a mystery about the biggest of whales and how they evolved.

Norway to boost climate change defences of 'doomsday' seed vault

2017-05-20 21:49

Norway says it will increase protection of a seed storage vault designed to protect the world's crops from disaster after soaring temperatures caused a water leak.

Tillerson says US won't be rushed on climate change policies

2017-05-12 12:27

Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision on its policies.

Trump anti-climate ghost hangs over UN meeting

2017-05-06 18:46

For the first time since Donald Trump's ascent to the White House, UN negotiators gather to draft rules to take forward the climate-rescue Paris Agreement he has threatened to abandon.

Man-made extreme weather has hit home

2017-04-24 21:23

A new study says nearly everybody on Earth has felt some kind of record extreme weather that can be blamed on global warming.

Degraded coral endangers coastal people - study

2017-04-21 11:25

Coral reefs may be losing their ability to shield coastal communities from storms, sea surges and tsunamis, geologists say.

Japan volcanic island may hold key to coral survival

2017-04-17 09:03

The key to the survival of the world's threatened coral reefs may lie in the waters surrounding a small volcanic island off the coast of Japan, scientists say.

Ancient poo shows Antarctic penguins' volcanic past

2017-04-12 21:15

Analysis of ancient penguin guano has revealed that volcanic eruptions, not climate change, almost wiped out an Antarctic sea bird colony three times, researchers have found.

G7 energy ministers fail to agree on climate

2017-04-10 17:31

G7 energy ministers have failed to reach agreement on a joint statement on climate change after the United States expressed reservations, an Italian minister said.

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