UN: Natural disasters inflict $80bn in farming losses

2015-11-27 10:07

Natural disasters in developing countries over the past 10 years have caused at least $80bn worth of agricultural damage, according to a UN report.

World facing grave environmental crisis - pope

2015-11-25 21:00

Pope Francis has said the world is facing a "grave environmental crisis" as he arrived in Kenya on a landmark Africa trip just days before a crucial UN summit aimed at curbing climate change.

2015 set to be hottest year on record - UN

2015-11-25 13:17

The year 2015 is shaping up to be the hottest on record, the UN's weather agency says, a week ahead of a crucial climate change summit in Paris.

500 million children could suffer if climate deal fails

2015-11-24 17:58

The more than 500 million children living in flood-prone areas and 160 million children in drought zones will bear the brunt of climate change, Unicef says.

Panama turtle eggs could 'fry'

2015-11-23 20:34

Sea turtle eggs laid in the sand of beaches in Panama risk getting fried before hatching because of rising temperatures.

Climate change: Will SA run out of water?

2015-11-23 11:32

Three professors from Wits University predict difficult times ahead for the country in their new book.

Climate pledges: Who's doing what?

2015-11-22 17:08

With one week to go to a crucial global warming summit, 170 countries have submitted pledges for greenhouse gas curbs meant to underpin a 195-nation climate rescue pact.

Antarctic ice melt may add less to ocean rise than thought

2015-11-19 08:54

Melting Antarctic ice will contribute to soaring sea levels, but new estimates show the threat may be less serious than once thought, researchers say.

Plan B: Hacking the climate

2015-11-18 18:33

Scientists are exploring technological fixes to slow the earth's warming.

Leaders hope to build climate momentum

2015-11-17 22:22

The latest global climate deal is too weak to prevent the worst effects of climate change.


Prince Charles warns of 'perfect storm' should Paris climate talks flop

2015-11-27 08:04

Prince Charles has warned that if international leaders fail to clinch a deal on climate change at talks in Paris next week, it would leave mankind facing a 'perfect storm'.

Paris climate conference to start a day early: UN

2015-11-25 19:58

A UN conference to craft a climate rescue pact will start a day earlier than planned, the UN's climate forum says.

Xi to give speech at opening of Paris climate conference

2015-11-25 13:17

China has announced that President Xi Jinping will give a speech at the opening of a key climate change conference in Paris later this month, before making state visits to South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Global carbon pricing off menu at Paris climate talks

2015-11-24 10:53

Climate experts say the need to agree on a global carbon price to cut pollution and aid clean technologies is a no-brainer, and yet the topic will have no place at the upcoming Paris climate talks.

Syria war linked to climate change: Prince Charles

2015-11-23 14:44

Britain's Prince Charles, who is to give a speech at the start of the UN climate summit in Paris next week, says the war in Syria could be linked to global warming.

Most GOP candidates flunk climate science

2015-11-22 22:11

When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates get top marks, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, says a panel of scientists who reviewed candidates' comments.

Obama enlists unlikely ally to safeguard climate deal

2015-11-19 13:05

Fearing a nascent global climate accord could be strangled at birth by sceptical US Republicans, President Barack Obama is wooing an unlikely ally – big business.

Britain to close dirty coal power plants

2015-11-18 22:47

Britain will shut polluting coal-fired power plants by 2025, its government says.

Hollywood lends star power to climate crusade

2015-11-18 15:52

Climate change may be the challenge of our time, but when it comes to rallying the global public to the cause, a Hollywood star will always trump a treaty or summit.

Benin tackles climate change with sunshine and coconuts

2015-11-17 09:22

For the last 3 years, an environmental organisation has been trying to turn Beninese away from their reliance on charcoal or wood, which is used in four out of five households for cooking.

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