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 change hampering world food production

2015-02-16 19:14

The acceleration climate change and its impact on agricultural production means that profound societal changes will be needed in coming decades to feed the world's growing population.

Rare ray of hope in UN climate talks

2015-02-14 13:55

The detente achieved at UN talks that concluded Friday with a framework for a world climate pact is only temporary, achieved by kicking the difficult decisions down the road, parties and observers say.

'Climate intervention' strategies unlikely to work

2015-02-11 12:51

Attempts to curb climate change by capturing carbon underground or geo-engineering to help the Earth better reflect incoming sunlight are nowhere near ready for use, a US panel of scientists say.

Plea for urgency at UN climate talks

2015-02-08 22:33

UN climate negotiators gathered in Geneva have been urged to show urgency and compromise in crafting a draft by next week for a global pact to be signed in December.

Climate deal should not hamper economic growth: France

2015-02-05 14:50

A global deal to curb carbon emissions must recognise each country's right to develop, France's foreign minister says.

Melbourne trees 'email' public in new climate campaign

2015-02-02 11:40

Trees in the Australian city of Melbourne are replying to emails from the public in a new campaign as authorities seek to highlight the impact of climate change in the country.

Nasa delays soil satellite launch

2015-01-29 21:47

Nasa has delayed the scheduled launch of a satellite that will help scientists in predicting floods and droughts worldwide.

Bid to block fracking in UK fails

2015-01-27 11:00

A group of British lawmakers have failed to block plans for shale gas fracking in Britain, but the government agreed to tougher regulation and a ban on fracking in national parks.


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.

African gets own met service

2015-02-14 20:08

African countries have agreed to strengthen their meteorological services to reduce the impact of extreme weather events at a meeting of ministers in Cape Verde.

Negotiators agree draft climate deal

2015-02-13 20:43

Negotiators have agreed on an early draft of UN climate deal, leaving core issues for later.

China president plans to make 1st state visit to US

2015-02-09 11:22

A top Chinese diplomat says President Xi Jinping plans to make his first state visit to the US later this year, Chinese state media reported.

Climate summit hosts press India

2015-02-05 17:29

The French hosts of a UN climate summit later this year have insisted that combating global warming would not undermine efforts to fight poverty as they lobbied for India's support in cutting emissions.

Norway to cut climate pollution by 40% by 2030

2015-02-04 15:46

Norway says it will cut its emissions of global warming gases by 40% by 2030, aligning itself with the target set by the European Union.

Nasa delays soil study satellite launch

2015-01-30 19:01

Nasa has pushed back the launch of a satellite to study soil moisture in order to perform "minor repairs", a report says.

No chance of beating climate change without India - Obama

2015-01-27 14:00

President Barack Obama has warned that the world doesn’t "stand a chance against climate change" unless developing countries such as India reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.

East Antarctica’s largest glacier melting - scientists

2015-01-26 19:28

Australian scientists say the largest glacier in East Antarctica, containing ice equivalent to a 6m rise in global sea levels, is melting due to warm ocean water.

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