World mayors urge G20 leaders to 'save the planet'

2017-06-26 14:29

Dozens of city mayors from around the world - including Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney - called on G20 leaders to stick to their commitments on tackling climate change.

Pakistani citizens gasp for clean air

2017-06-22 09:44

Furhan Hussain moved to Islamabad seeking fresher air, only to find Pakistan's leafy capital in a semi-permanent haze.

Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming: US

2017-06-20 21:03

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming.

Even 2°C warming means more killer heatwaves: study

2017-06-19 21:11

Climate change will sharply boost the frequency of lethal heatwaves even if humanity caps global warming at 2°C, a report says.

Merkel says Pope urged her to fight for Paris climate deal

2017-06-17 21:36

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Pope Francis has encouraged her to work to preserve the Paris climate accord despite the US withdrawal.

Trump turbo-charges the fight against climate change

2017-06-12 05:00

US President Donald Trump may turn out to be our best weapon ever in the fight for a liveable climate, says Mandi Smallhorne.

Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency

2017-06-10 16:12

Germany's environment minister is offering encouragement to American efforts against climate change, saying the Earth's atmosphere will make it longer than Donald Trump's presidency.

Branson petitions UN for oceans protection

2017-06-09 21:41

British entrepreneur Richard Branson has handed over a petition with more than a million signatures to the UN, urging governments to protect at least 30% of the world's oceans by 2030.

India's rising temperatures are already deadly

2017-06-08 16:42

A new study shows that a slight rise in Indian temperatures has more than doubled the chance of a deadly heat wave in the country.

Trump saw Paris climate pact as economic straitjacket

2017-06-04 15:33

By exiting the Paris climate agreement, President Donald Trump says he sought to escape an economic straitjacket that would hinder him from making good on his populist campaign promises and pro-growth agenda.


Global green pact supporters launch Paris campaign

2017-06-24 22:00

Hollywood star turned activist Arnold Schwarzenegger has joined politicians and legal experts in Paris to campaign for a healthy environment.

Scientists to explore meltwater at Greenland Cold War camp

2017-06-21 09:57

Scientists in Denmark plan an expedition to Greenland's remote northwest to measure how fast ice is melting around a Cold War-era US military base, which risks leaking toxic waste into the environment.

Global coral bleaching may be ending, US agency says

2017-06-20 09:33

Coral reef bleaching may be easing after three years of high ocean temperatures, the longest such period since the 1980s, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says.

Four missing after tsunami hits Greenland

2017-06-18 18:03

Four people have been listed as missing after an earthquake sparked a tsunami off Greenland and forced some residents to be evacuated.

France pledges $30m for foreign climate experts

2017-06-17 21:27

France has made good on its promise to invite foreign climate change experts to the country, pledging €30m to fund the work of up to 50 researchers.

No sign of healing in G7 climate change rift

2017-06-11 19:42

The US' partners in the G7 club of wealthy democracies have vowed to pursue efforts to curb climate change despite a rift caused by the American withdrawal from the Paris accord.

Impact of fires, storms on tourism not known yet - minister

2017-06-09 22:57

The impact of fires and storms on tourism in Knysna, Cape Town and other areas of the Western Cape will only be assessed once the situation has stabilised, Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa says.

SA govt asks Trump to reconsider withdrawal from Paris Agreement

2017-06-08 16:57

The South African government has asked the United States to reconsider its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Obama praises US cities, states, for climate change stand

2017-06-08 11:42

Former US president Barack Obama has praised US states and cities for maintaining measures against climate change in a fresh jab at his successor's decision to quit the Paris accord.

Editorial: Trump’s need for vindication hurts the world

2017-06-04 06:02

"One of the most shameful acts in US history." Those are probably the kindest words said by pundits across the world after Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement.

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