Air pollution kills millions in China - report

2016-02-13 16:00

Air pollution kills more than 5.5 million people around the world each year, with over half of those deaths occurring in China and India, researchers say.

Climate change 'forcing species to move'

2016-02-10 13:08

Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world's plants and animals to move location, an international conference in Australia heard, with every major type of species affected.

Climate change boosted 'once-a-century' floods

2016-02-01 22:32

Man-made climate change significantly enhanced the risk of the severe winter storms that ravaged southern England two years ago, according to a study.

2015 temperatures 1° higher

2016-01-25 22:35

Average global temperatures rose 1°C above pre-industrial levels last year for the first time.

Planet shatters warming records, 2015 hottest 'by far'

2016-01-21 09:55

Blistering heat blanketed the Earth last year making 2015 by far the hottest year in modern times and raising new concerns about the accelerating pace of climate change.

Mankind's CO2 emissions may delay next ice age

2016-01-14 18:11

Human-driven climate change may have put the next ice age off by about 50 000 years, highlighting our species' ever-more dominant influence on Earth's natural cycles.

Obama offers tips for his would-be successors

2016-01-13 08:38

President Barack Obama opened his State of the Union address with a few jokes about the race to pick his successor.

Emergency measures as Tehran records 18th day of bad air

2015-12-30 14:01

More than two weeks of heavy pollution led Iranian officials to ban all outdoor sport and impose new traffic restrictions as persistent cold weather exacerbated Tehran's air quality problems.

Russia warming 2.5 times quicker than global average

2015-12-25 21:14

Russia is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, the environment ministry has said, sounding an alarm on the rise in floods and wildfires nationwide.

Faster retreat of Greenland's ice sheet observed

2015-12-17 22:24

The Greenland ice sheet, a potentially massive contributor to land-encroaching sea-level rise, lost mass twice as fast between 2003 and 2010 as during the entire 20th century, researchers say.


Climate change will slow transatlantic flights: study

2016-02-10 14:32

Winds bolstered by climate change will slow flights between North America and Europe, boosting fuel costs and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions - which caused the problem in the first place, researchers say.

Ten words for rain

2016-02-04 22:33

In south India, a couple know the various types of rain that fall on their land as intimately as they know each other.

UN chief wants clean energy doubled

2016-01-27 20:41

The UN secretary-general is challenging investors around the world to at least double their investments in clean energy by 2020.

Blizzard strands 86 000 in South Korea resort island

2016-01-25 09:23

Close to 90 000 people are stranded on the South Korean resort island of Jeju after the biggest snowfall in three decades shut the airport for the third straight day.

Last year was hottest in modern times

2016-01-20 19:04

Last year was the planet's hottest in modern times by the widest margin on record, setting a troubling new milestone as the climate warms.

Water scarcity and move away from carbon riles Medupi, Kusile

2016-01-14 06:18

Bankruptcies, project shutdowns, regulation, and emission limits curb enthusiasm for fossil fuels, says Circle of Blue senior editor Keith Schneider.

China says pollution decreased in 2015 despite smog alerts

2016-01-05 14:49

Environmental authorities in Beijing say the Chinese capital's air quality in 2015 was better than the year before despite the city's first two red alerts for pollution late in the year.

Major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions

2015-12-29 13:40

More than a dozen of New York City's most famed hotels are pledging to get greener.

Which Grinch is stealing Europe's Xmas?

2015-12-22 10:53

In a season traditionally associated with ice-skating, snowball fights and mulled wine in wintry Europe, birds are chirping, flowers blooming and fake snow covering Alpine ski slopes in one of the warmest Decembers on record.

Warmer days, wetland loss put Kashmir bird migration at risk

2015-12-17 13:25

The cackle and cry of Kashmir's annual bird migration has long been a welcome ruckus for those living in the Indian-controlled Himalayan territory. It signals the summer's end, the coming snows and the global importance of Kashmir's environment for species arriving from as far as northern Europe and Japan.

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