Man-made extreme weather has hit home

2017-04-24 21:23

A new study says nearly everybody on Earth has felt some kind of record extreme weather that can be blamed on global warming.

Degraded coral endangers coastal people - study

2017-04-21 11:25

Coral reefs may be losing their ability to shield coastal communities from storms, sea surges and tsunamis, geologists say.

Japan volcanic island may hold key to coral survival

2017-04-17 09:03

The key to the survival of the world's threatened coral reefs may lie in the waters surrounding a small volcanic island off the coast of Japan, scientists say.

Ancient poo shows Antarctic penguins' volcanic past

2017-04-12 21:15

Analysis of ancient penguin guano has revealed that volcanic eruptions, not climate change, almost wiped out an Antarctic sea bird colony three times, researchers have found.

G7 energy ministers fail to agree on climate

2017-04-10 17:31

G7 energy ministers have failed to reach agreement on a joint statement on climate change after the United States expressed reservations, an Italian minister said.

Trump keeps world dangling on Paris climate pact

2017-03-30 14:29

President Donald Trump's plan for gutting domestic climate change policies is now on the table, but his administration left open the question of whether it will turn its back on the landmark Paris Agreement.

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.


Reindeer at risk from Arctic hot spell

2017-04-21 17:03

Winter temperatures in Norway's Lapland could rise dramatically this century, with potentially devastating consequences for the region's reindeer and the indigenous Sami people.

Antarctic meltwater lakes threaten sea levels - study

2017-04-20 09:19

Antarctic meltwater lakes are far more common than once thought and could destabilise glaciers, potentially lifting sea levels by metres as global warming sets in, scientists say.

Scientists seek holy grail of climate change in Oman's hills

2017-04-13 14:10

Deep in the jagged red mountains of Oman, geologists are drilling in search of the holy grail of reversing climate change - an efficient and cheap way to remove carbon dioxide from the air and oceans

G7 energy ministers fail to agree on climate change statement

2017-04-10 19:09

G7 energy ministers have failed to reach an agreement on a joint statement on climate change after the United States expressed reservations.

Himalayan glaciers granted status of 'living entities'

2017-04-02 21:35

An Indian court has recognised Himalayan glaciers, lakes and forests as "legal persons" in an effort to curb environmental destruction.

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.

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