Trump poised to roll back climate protections

2017-03-28 09:37

US President Donald Trump is set to roll back a slew of environmental protections enacted by Barack Obama, in a bid to untether the fossil fuel industry.

‘Do your bit, switch off your lights for Earth Hour,' Eskom urges South Africans

2017-03-25 13:30

Eskom is urging South Africans to join the global community in raising awareness about climate change by switching their lights off during Earth Hour.

Cities and monuments to dim lights in a nod to Earth

2017-03-25 07:46

From Sydney to New York, cities and monuments will dim their lights in a show of solidarity against the threats being faced by the planet from humankind.

'Dead zones' a threat to coral reefs

2017-03-21 07:02

Low-oxygen areas of the ocean known as dead zones threaten hundreds of coral reefs worldwide, fragile ecosystems already struggling because of climate change and pollution, researchers say.

No El Nino? No problem. Earth sizzles to near record heat

2017-03-18 07:11

Once again February was unusually hot around the world, ranking second only to last year.

'Angry' Australian summer weather smashes records

2017-03-08 12:18

Australia endured a summer of record-breaking extremes, scientists say, with climate change tipped to increase the frequency and severity of such phenomena

Nicaragua mulls climate-chance resistant coffee

2017-02-19 23:16

With climate change threatening crops in many parts of the world, Nicaragua is turning to a robust variety of coffee bean to protect one of its key exports.

El Nino gobbled up California's beaches - study

2017-02-14 20:14

Last year's unusually potent El Nino produced monster waves that carved away record-breaking swathes of the US West Coast's beaches, a study has revealed, warning that recovery may take years.

Climate change may overload US electrical grid

2017-02-07 20:34

As the planet warms due to climate change and hot days become more common, the US electrical grid could be unable to meet peak energy needs, researchers say.

Climate-ravaged corals recover poorly

2017-01-25 11:35

Coral reefs that survive rapid bleaching fuelled by global warming remain deeply damaged, with little prospect of full recovery, researchers say.


Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

2017-03-26 15:25

The Empire State Building and United Nations headquarters in New York joined other iconic buildings and monuments around the world plunging into darkness for sixty minutes to mark Earth Hour and draw attention to climate change.

Another reason to flip the off switch: light pollution

2017-03-25 08:32

For the 11th year running, cities worldwide will turn their lights off to mark Earth Hour in a global call to action on climate change.

2017 already marked by climate extremes, says UN

2017-03-21 12:30

Extreme weather and climate conditions, including Arctic "heatwaves", are continuing this year, after 2016 topped the global temperature charts and saw shrinking sea ice and surging sea levels.

US climate scepticism clouds G20 meet

2017-03-19 14:20

After threatening environmental financing with the axe, US President Donald Trump's administration has defied the international community by refusing to renew a pledge on combating climate change.

Climate change is making people sick: US doctors

2017-03-15 21:14

From rising levels of air pollution to increased water contamination, climate change is making people sick, says a coalition of 11 US medical groups.

Climate, other programmes get deep cuts in EPA budget proposal

2017-03-04 07:43

The Trump administration would slash programmes aimed at slowing climate change and improving water safety and air quality, while eliminating thousands of jobs, according to a draft of the EPA budget proposal.

Sea ice at poles hit record low for January

2017-02-16 22:46

The amount of sea ice at the Earth's poles fell to a record low for January, while the planet's temperatures last month were the third highest in modern times.

Climate change impact on animals 'under-appreciated'

2017-02-14 19:32

Nearly half of endangered mammals and a quarter of birds are already harmed by climate change - a much bigger segment than previously thought, researchers have found.

Renewables can't deliver Paris climate goals

2017-01-31 20:55

Expansion of renewable energy cannot by itself stave off catastrophic climate change, scientists have warned.

What mackerel and a volcano can tell us about climate change

2017-01-23 13:37

A group of scientists say an Indonesian volcano eruption, a centuries-old weather disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel could tell us more about today's era of climate change.

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