Big city mayors push climate initiatives

2016-05-06 08:45

The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy

Climate change bad for African antelopes

2016-04-28 22:03

Climate change could put certain species of African antelopes at risk of extinction, particularly those with the smallest geographic ranges.

Rousseff flies to US amid impeachment battle

2016-04-21 17:06

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has flown to New York to sign a global climate change pact, giving her an international stage to address efforts to oust her.

New method for predicting India's monsoon

2016-04-20 19:46

Climate researchers in Germany say they have found a way to more accurately predict the Indian monsoon, which could help maximise the subcontinent's food and hydro-power supplies.

Record 155 countries to sign climate agreement

2016-04-16 15:33

The United Nations says a record 155 countries will sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at a ceremony at UN headquarters on April 22.

Climate forecasts may be flawed

2016-04-06 22:03

Predictions of unprecedented rainfall extremes in the 20th century driven by global warming turned out wrong casting doubt on methods used to project future trends.

US, China to be among climate deal signatories

2016-04-01 07:22

The United States and China will be among the nations signing the Paris climate agreement in New York next month.

'Severe' coral bleaching at Barrier Reef - Australia

2016-03-20 19:45

Australian authorities say coral bleaching occurring in the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef has become "severe", the highest alert level, as sea temperatures warm.

Global temps soar in February

2016-03-17 22:21

Temperatures across the planet soared again last month, setting a new heat record with the warmest February since modern records began.

Record leap in carbon dioxide seen in 2015

2016-03-12 11:26

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at a record pace last year, US government scientists have reported, raising new concern about one of the top greenhouse gases.


Seaweed farmers in hot water as Zanzibar struggles

2016-05-01 16:11

Seaweed farmed on the Tanzanian archipelago is one of Zanzibar's key exports - used for food, cosmetics and medicines in Asia, Europe and North America - but now the vital industry is struggling with warmer waters killing the crops.

Half-a-degree makes a huge difference

2016-04-21 21:56

A jump in global temperature of two degrees Celsius would double the severity of crop failures, water shortages and heatwaves in many regions.

Did volcano eruptions tip Europe into Dark Ages?

2016-04-20 21:05

Back-to-back volcanic eruptions in the mid-6th century darkened Europe's skies for more than a year and may have ushered in the Dark Ages, according to finding to be presented at a science conference in Vienna.

Hottest March by biggest margin

2016-04-19 20:03

Last month marked the hottest March in modern history and the 11th consecutive month in which a monthly global temperature record was broken.

Over 120 nations to sign climate deal

2016-04-07 15:41

More than 120 countries have said they are ready to sign the UN's accord to fight global warming.

Climate change may threaten $2.5trn in assets

2016-04-04 19:11

Trillions of dollars' worth of financial assets may be under threat from global warming's effects by 2100, climate economists have warned.

Plants adapt to climate change better than thought

2016-03-22 17:46

Plants respond a bit better to global warming than scientists had thought, according to a new study that suggests their potential contribution to worsening global warming is not likely as bad as researchers believed.

Sydney darkens for tenth Earth Hour

2016-03-19 12:30

Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge have gone dark as the Earth Hour campaign to switch off lights to call for action on climate change began rolling out across the planet, organisers say.

Up to 100 countries expected to sign climate deal - UN

2016-03-13 17:34

The official in charge of global climate negotiations says between 80 and 100 countries are expected to sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change, reached in Paris in December.

Climate change threatens African crops

2016-03-08 07:54

Climate change will claim vast swathes of land needed to grow staple food crops in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly maize, bananas and beans.

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