ARTICLES RELATING TO CLIMATE CHANGE

Humans causing climate change heat

2014-09-30 05:00

Heat waves last year in Asia, Europe and Australia have been influenced by human-caused climate change, but not all extreme weather events could be linked to global warming.

'Crazy' climate forces Colombian farmers to adapt

2014-09-26 12:55

Colombia's agricultural sector has always been a blissfully low-tech business as the climate allowed farmers to harvest two or three times a year but recently, climate change has been sowing chaos in their fields.

US to create world's largest marine sanctuary

2014-09-25 10:29

President Barack Obama will create the world’s largest marine sanctuary in the Pacific Ocean in a bid to protect sea life from climate change, the White House says.

Leaders urged to change course at climate summit

2014-09-23 11:01

The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change is set to open at the UN, amid calls for action to put the planet on course toward reversing global warming.

Rockefellers to divest from fossil fuels

2014-09-23 06:33

The Rockefellers, the first family of oil, say they will divest from fossil fuels in a fresh boost for the fight against climate change ahead of a UN summit.

Global marches draw attention to climate change

2014-09-22 12:19

Tens of thousands of activists have walked through Manhattan, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth.

Rising sea levels to cost Australia billions - study

2014-09-19 10:29

Rising sea levels could threaten infrastructure worth more than $205bn in Australia if climate change is left unchecked, a study has warned.

Green aid test for UN climate summit as poor seek $15bn

2014-09-18 14:26

A UN summit on climate change next week will test rich nations’ willingness to fill a near-empty fund to help the poor, but pledges are likely to be far short of developing nations’ hopes for $15bn in 2014.

Nasa spacecraft to begin orbiting Mars within days

2014-09-18 08:11

An unnamed Nasa spacecraft launched last year to study the history of climate change on Mars is to begin orbiting the Red Planet after a 10-month journey.

Slowing climate change makes economic sense

2014-09-16 12:18

Investments to help fight climate change can also spur economic growth, rather than slow it as widely feared, but time is running short for a trillion-dollar shift to transform cities, an international report says.

Warmer air caused ice shelf collapse off Antarctica

2014-09-12 16:05

Warmer air triggered the collapse of a huge ice shelf off Antarctica in 2002, according to a report, that may help scientists predict future break-ups around the frozen continent.

South Korea delays smog tax until 2020

2014-09-02 11:29

South Korea has delayed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions by over five years to the end of 2020, amid pressure from domestic and US car makers who fear the levy would curb sales.

No Arctic 'cold rush'

2014-08-31 21:15

Climate change is aiding shipping, fisheries and tourism in the Arctic but the economic gains fall short of a "cold rush" for an icy region where temperatures are rising twice as fast as the world average.

Meteorologists preparing for the worst

2014-08-21 21:25

Intense aerial turbulence, ice storms and scorching heatwaves, huge ocean waves - the world's climate experts forecast apocalyptic weather over the coming decades.

Glacial melt mostly caused by man-made damage

2014-08-15 14:39

More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world's glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study says.

Australia warns of poor outlook for Barrier Reef

2014-08-12 15:06

Australia's Great Barrier Reef remains under threat despite efforts to rein in major sources of damage to the World Heritage-listed icon, the government says.

Forests for the future: Kenya's carbon credit scheme

2014-08-10 21:52

When 61-year old Mercy Joshua was young, the vast forests of southeastern Kenya teemed with wildlife, but decades of unchecked deforestation by locals have devastated the land.

Tuvalu family allowed to live in New Zealand

2014-08-04 12:56

A family from the Island nation of Tuvalu have been granted permission to remain in New Zealand on humanitarian grounds, after their bid to gain protected status on the grounds of climate change failed.

Act now on climate or see costs soar: White House

2014-07-29 13:02

Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the US more in the long run, the White House says in a report meant to bolster actions to address global warming

Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

2014-07-24 17:30

Worried by forecasts of rising seas from climate change, authorities say they are beginning to repair Cuba's first line of defence, its mangrove thickets, which have been damaged by decades of neglect.

UK sticks with tough carbon goal despite opposition

2014-07-22 15:24

Britain's government say it would stick with a goal to curb emissions by 2027 to 50% of the 1990 levels, a target that has led to political opposition and that its own advisers have said will be hard to meet.

Massive crater in Siberia causing concerns

2014-07-18 09:26

Russian scientists say they believe a 60m wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in the region.

Australia abolishes divisive carbon tax

2014-07-17 18:58

Australia has axed a divisive carbon tax after years of vexed political debate, in a move slammed as backward and out of step with the rest of the world.

Mary Robinson new UN special climate envoy

2014-07-15 14:16

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has named former Irish president Mary Robinson as his special envoy for climate change, ahead of a summit.

 

Africa to issue climate change bonds

2014-09-26 17:45

Climate change bonds will enable the Africa to tap both capital markets and donor funds to bolster its defenses against extreme weather events.

Philippine envoy to lead 40-day climate change march

2014-09-26 09:10

An envoy who made headlines with an emotional call for global action on climate change says he will walk 1 000km to a Philippine city devastated by last year's super typhoon.

UK pledges funds in fight against deforestation

2014-09-23 11:01

The UK has promised $234m to step up the fight against deforestation, tackling a key contributor to climate change on the eve of a UN summit.

100 arrested at Wall Street climate crisis sit-in

2014-09-23 09:53

A day after over 100 000 people marched to warn that climate change is destroying the Earth, more than 1 000 activists blocked parts of Broadway in Manhattan's financial district in a sit-in to protest.

Ditching coal a massive step forward

2014-09-22 20:30

Phasing out coal as an electricity source by 2050 would bring the world 0.5°C closer to the UN's targeted cap for climate warming.

Obama readies climate change push at UN summit

2014-09-22 08:05

President Barack Obama will seek to galvanise international support in the fight against climate change when he addresses the UN, with time running out on his hopes of leaving a lasting environmental legacy.

Activists: Climate not far-off problem

2014-09-18 18:19

Activists concerned about climate change have gathered at the Union Buildings in Pretoria to deliver a petition on "climate justice demands" to government officials.

Marshall Islands leader posts climate video plea

2014-09-18 12:24

Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak was forced to heighten the seawall protecting his home last year but says the year-old defences are now barely enough to protect his family from a "climate emergency".

Dutch unveil big plan to fight rising tides

2014-09-16 19:29

The Netherlands have unveiled a multi-billion-euro, multi-decade plan to counter the biggest environmental threat to the low-lying European nation: surging seawater caused by global climate change.

Big firms brace for global carbon price rollout

2014-09-15 11:01

An increasing number of big corporations expect governments worldwide to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions to help tackle climate change and some are already factoring in the cost to guide future investment decisions.

Half of US birds in peril from climate change

2014-09-10 14:26

Iconic North American birds like the Bald Eagle and Brown Pelican are among hundreds of mankind's feathered friends facing threats to their survival due to climate change, researchers say.

New study clears up Greenland climate puzzle

2014-09-05 15:32

Greenland began heating up around 19 000 years ago at the end of the last ice age, just like the rest of the northern hemisphere, researchers say in a report that resolves a long debate.

UN climate chief says 'door closing' on warming fix

2014-09-02 08:52

The UN climate change chief has warned time is running out for meaningful action on global warming, citing the plight of low-lying Pacific nations facing ever rising seas.

Climate change poses growing health threat

2014-08-27 22:20

Climate change poses a growing health threat, the UN has warned saying extreme weather and rising temperatures could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and spread disease.

Mysterious source of ozone-depleter baffles Nasa

2014-08-21 10:02

A chemical used in dry cleaning and fire extinguishers may have been phased out in recent years but Nasa says that carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) is still being spewed into the atmosphere from an unknown source.

Tibet's glaciers at their warmest in 2 000 years

2014-08-14 12:45

The Tibetan plateau, whose glaciers supply water to hundreds of millions of people in Asia, has been warmer over the past 50 years than at any stage in the past two millennia, a Chinese newspaper says.

Pollution from Keystone more than expected

2014-08-11 09:50

The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the state department calculated earlier this year, a new study says.

Deep emissions cuts needed by 2050

2014-08-07 18:29

Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions will be needed to avert the worst of global warming that is already harming all continents.

NIMBY: US sends dirty coal abroad

2014-07-28 19:01

Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railway cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily.

Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals

2014-07-24 11:36

A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers say.

Reasons why pork is better than beef

2014-07-22 11:49

Beef is by far the most costly protein when it comes to the environmental damage wreaked by feeding and raising cattle, according to a new study.

World is getting warmer

2014-07-18 05:00

The world is getting warmer, as greenhouse gases reach historic highs and Arctic sea ice melts, making 2013 one of the hottest years on record.

Obama: Climate change a direct threat to US cities

2014-07-17 16:13

Harsher storms, flooding and rising seas threaten US public safety, President Barack Obama has warned as he urged local communities to prepare for the effects of climate change.

Carbon emissions making Australia to dry

2014-07-14 13:32

Greenhouse gases and depletion of the ozone layer are causing southern Australia to become drier, researchers report.

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