US offer for global climate treaty: 28% emissions cut

2015-03-31 09:38

The US will offer a roughly 28% emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans.

Antarctic ice has shrunk by almost 20% - study

2015-03-27 06:34

The ice floating around Antarctica has thinned by nearly 20%, according to the latest research published this week.

'Ice vault' to keep climate's time

2015-03-26 17:15

Imagine you are Sherlock Holmes bent on solving a mystery but the evidence is starting to crumble and eventually you will be left with worthless dust.

Earth Hour: What is the carbon footprint of an email?

2015-03-25 11:44

Sending a text message or email, eating an apple or watching TV, each of these activities has a different carbon footprint.

Climate change: China, US working closer on deal

2015-03-20 12:07

The US special envoy for climate change says China and the US are working more closely than ever to agree on key issues ahead of a major conference to be held in Paris later this year.

Obama orders to cut its greenhouse gas emissions

2015-03-19 16:10

President Barack Obama is directing the federal government to cut its emissions of heat-trapping gases blamed for global warming.

Humanity at 'five to midnight' on climate: EU

2015-03-17 12:17

Time is running out for the world to achieve a climate change agreement, the president of the European Parliament says ahead of a key United Nations meeting in Paris later this year.

Florida governor denies banning term 'climate change'

2015-03-10 14:41

Florida Governor Rick Scott has denied ever barring officials from using the words “climate change” and “global warming” in the low-lying US state prone to sea level rise.

Scientists witness carbon dioxide trapping heat in air

2015-02-26 12:06

Scientists have witnessed carbon dioxide trapping heat in the atmosphere above the United States, chronicling human-made climate change in action, live in the wild.

Worldwide, January second warmest on record

2015-02-19 19:36

The month of January was the second warmest on record, according to an analysis of global averages for temperature over land and sea surfaces.


Climate fund signs up first partners

2015-03-27 22:25

The global fund created to spearhead climate change financing has selected its first partners to channel funds to developing countries.

Britain greenhouse gas down

2015-03-26 18:36

Britain's greenhouse gas emissions have fallen 8.4% in 2014 due to a decline in fossil-fuel power generation.

30 new bean varieties bred to beat baking climate

2015-03-25 18:28

Scientists have bred 30 new varieties of "heat-beating" beans designed to provide protein for the world’s poor in the face of global warming, researchers say.

US and China creating 'momentum' for climate talks

2015-03-20 17:11

Greater cooperation between China and the US, the two biggest greenhouse gas emitters, has helped create ‘strong momentum’ ahead of climate change negotiations due at the end of the year.

Arctic sea ice is smallest size on record this winter

2015-03-20 08:47

Arctic sea ice this year is the smallest in winter since satellite records began in 1979, in a new sign of long-term climate change, US data shows.

Amazon losing carbon-storing capacity

2015-03-19 12:27

The Amazonian rainforest has lost much of its ability to absorb climate-altering greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

Starving sea lion pups overwhelm rescue centres

2015-03-16 19:02

The starving sea lion pup was so tiny that it looked like a rock at the base of the seaside cliff until it struggled to raise its head as humans approached...

China could struggle to meet 2020 nuclear targets

2015-03-07 12:12

China could struggle to meet its 2020 nuclear energy targets with the industry still waiting on a cautious government to speed up the approval process, a senior industry executive says.

Climate experts meet despite chief's sex scandal

2015-02-23 13:18

Climate scientists are going on with a scheduled meeting in Kenya despite the absence of the United Nations' top climate change official who faces sexual harassment allegations.

African climate change real

2015-02-17 17:15

On a typical February day in west Africa, Cape Verdeans are taking time to cool down as the island nation is buffeted by a rare unseasonal downpour.

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