Solar projects can't save the forest for the trees?

2016-07-24 20:51

Solar energy ordinarily wins praise from groups that want to cut greenhouse gases, but a proposed solar project at a defunct Long Island nuclear power plant is stirring outrage because it requires demolishing 140ha of woodlands.

California trees to combat climate change

2016-07-20 19:00

A team of arborists is cloning some of the world's tallest and oldest trees to combat climate change.

California governor to extend climate-change efforts

2016-07-12 19:11

California Governor Jerry Brown has launched a campaign to extend some of the most ambitious climate-change programs in the country and ensure his environmental legacy.

'One-two punch' delivered dino death blow - study

2016-07-06 14:43

The dinosaurs' long reign was not ended by a merciful knockout punch, but torturous millennia of climate change before and after the oft-blamed space rock slammed into Earth, scientists say.

Britain's commitment firm on climate - secretary

2016-06-29 16:23

Britain will not renege on its climate change commitments, Energy and Climate Secretary Amber Rudd has told investors, just days after her country voted to quit the EU.

Scientists moot 'green fracking' technique

2016-06-21 19:38

Adding CO2 instead of water to the cocktail used in fracking, could boost oil and gas extraction and help fight global warming at the same time, scientists say.

Kerry's Arctic climate change adventure hits Greenland

2016-06-18 08:14

US Secretary of State John Kerry has brought his tour of the Arctic to Greenland, where he is visiting the northern hemisphere's largest glacier to bring attention to the dangers of climate change.

Climate change to blame for France floods - study

2016-06-11 07:21

Torrential rains which caused flooding in France recently bore the unmistakable fingerprint of climate change, according to research to be submitted to a scientific journal next week.

Nepal seeks to drain glacial lake near Everest

2016-06-04 08:45

Nepali soldiers have started efforts to partially drain a giant glacial lake near Mount Everest, fearing possible flooding.

Australia gets itself airbrushed from UN climate report

2016-05-27 22:42

Australia's government has intervened to have all references to the country removed from a UN report examining the impact of climate change on world heritage sites.


France, UN press for ratification of climate deal

2016-07-22 08:28

France and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be pressing governments to speedily ratify the historic agreement on climate change reached in Paris in December.

Trump's climate change 'hoax' at odds with world leaders

2016-07-12 20:36

If elected president, Donald Trump would be the only head of state in the world to contend that climate change is a hoax, according to a study.

Clouds: No silver lining in climate study

2016-07-11 21:20

Clouds, which act as thermal regulators for Earth, have altered in character and global distribution due to climate change, and could in turn make warming worse, a study has found.

Climate change warming Asian waters, altering monsoon

2016-07-02 09:15

Predicting South Asia's mysterious monsoon is always a challenge, but a new study linking climate pollutants with warming ocean trends indicates monsoons may get even weirder.

North American leaders make energy pledge

2016-06-28 16:04

The leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico are set to pledge to use renewable energy to generate half of North America's power by 2025, White House officials say.

Freak rainstorms wreak havoc in Niger desert

2016-06-20 19:38

Unusually heavy rains in Niger's desert north in recent days have killed thousands of goats and cattle, gutted homes and stores, and left three people dead, national television says.

France first major nation to ratify UN climate deal

2016-06-15 16:34

President Francois Hollande has finalised ratification of the Paris climate accord reached in December 2015, making France the first industrialised country to do so.

Nasa takes 7 000m view of the world's coral reefs

2016-06-09 22:21

Nasa and other top scientists are gathering new data on coral reefs like never before - from 7 000m in the air.

Nuclear needed to meet climate change targets - expert

2016-05-30 15:07

Nuclear power is needed to meet the climate change targets set at the recent Cop21 climate summit in Paris, delegates at the AtomExpo in Moscow have heard.

Trump casts shadow over UN climate talks

2016-05-25 20:05

The talks in Germany to flesh out December's historic global climate deal are probably not at the top of Donald Trump's agenda this week.

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