Climate change deepens threat to Pacific island wildlife

2017-07-14 22:30

Land mammals and reptiles in the Pacific islands facing extinction due to habitat loss, hunting and other threats, could be decimated by climate change, a study has shown.

Trump says 'something could happen' on Paris climate accord

2017-07-13 22:03

US President Donald Trump says that "something could happen" regarding the Paris climate accord following his decision to withdraw.

SA has a role to play on climate change - French Ambassador

2017-07-13 18:16

South Africa has a part to play in addressing climate change, the French Ambassador to South Africa Christophe Farnaud said.

Merkel tells G20 leaders they must reach compromises

2017-07-07 15:18

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told leaders of the Group of 20 economic powers that millions of people are hoping they can help solve the world's problems.

California plans to host global climate summit

2017-07-06 21:58

California's Jerry Brown plans to convene a Global Climate Action Summit next year in his latest action to position the state as a leader in battling global warming.

Huge Antarctic ice block poised to snap off

2017-07-05 15:58

A massive chunk of ice is hanging by a thread from the West Antarctic ice shelf, satellite images have revealed.

Appeals court orders EPA to proceed with emissions rule

2017-07-04 16:38

A federal appeals court in the US has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to move ahead with a rule that aims to reduce planet-warming emissions from oil and gas operations.

Half-a-degree of warming boosted extreme weather

2017-06-30 17:23

Half a degree Celsius of global warming has been enough to increase heat waves and heavy rains in many regions of the planet, researchers have reported.

Paint-stripping chemical poses new ozone risk

2017-06-27 20:50

Earth's protective ozone layer, on a slow path to recovery since the Montreal Protocol banned chemicals that erode it, may be in renewed danger.

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.


Defence: Climate change a US security threat

2017-07-14 20:07

The House has approved a defence policy bill that declares climate change a threat to US national security and demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon's cyber operations.

'Sixth extinction' of wildlife faster than feared

2017-07-13 19:10

The sixth mass extinction of life on Earth is unfolding more quickly than feared, scientists have warned.

G20: No agreement on climate

2017-07-08 11:25

Officials at the Group of 20 summit say leaders haven't reached an agreed statement on climate change - one of the most contentious topics at the talks.

US isolated over climate: G20 host Merkel

2017-07-07 10:16

US President Donald Trump faces isolation at Friday's G20 summit over his climate sceptic stance, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, noting that many countries are determined to honour the landmark Paris accord.

What special relationship? Trump and May test ties at G20

2017-07-06 11:30

The special relationship will get a reality check when UK Prime Minister Theresa May meets one-on-one with US President Donald Trump.

Climate centre on itinerary for sightseeing G20 spouses

2017-07-04 19:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's scientist-husband will take leaders' spouses at a G20 summit, including US First Lady Melania Trump, to a climate research centre amid a bitter row over global warming.

UN chief: US may meet Paris climate goals despite exit

2017-07-03 22:30

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the United States may meet the Paris climate agreement's targets despite pulling out of the deal.

EU girds for stormy G20 climate battle with Trump

2017-06-29 18:11

European leaders have vowed to defend the landmark Paris climate pact at a G20 summit next week, setting them on collision course with US President Donald Trump.

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.

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