Nuclear needed to meet climate change targets - expert

2016-05-30 15:07

Nuclear power is needed to meet the climate change targets set at the recent Cop21 climate summit in Paris, delegates at the AtomExpo in Moscow have heard.

Trump casts shadow over UN climate talks

2016-05-25 20:05

The talks in Germany to flesh out December's historic global climate deal are probably not at the top of Donald Trump's agenda this week.

Glencore investors pass climate-change motion

2016-05-20 14:01

Glencore investors have agreed that the largest exporter of coal burned for power should provide more information on risks to its business regarding climate change.

Climate activists arrested in US railroad protest

2016-05-15 21:00

Authorities in Washington state have cleared railroad tracks of protesters and arrested over 50 climate activists after a two-day shutdown.

Seaweed farmers in hot water as Zanzibar struggles

2016-05-01 16:11

Seaweed farmed on the Tanzanian archipelago is one of Zanzibar's key exports - used for food, cosmetics and medicines in Asia, Europe and North America - but now the vital industry is struggling with warmer waters killing the crops.

Half-a-degree makes a huge difference

2016-04-21 21:56

A jump in global temperature of two degrees Celsius would double the severity of crop failures, water shortages and heatwaves in many regions.

Did volcano eruptions tip Europe into Dark Ages?

2016-04-20 21:05

Back-to-back volcanic eruptions in the mid-6th century darkened Europe's skies for more than a year and may have ushered in the Dark Ages, according to finding to be presented at a science conference in Vienna.

Hottest March by biggest margin

2016-04-19 20:03

Last month marked the hottest March in modern history and the 11th consecutive month in which a monthly global temperature record was broken.

Over 120 nations to sign climate deal

2016-04-07 15:41

More than 120 countries have said they are ready to sign the UN's accord to fight global warming.

Climate change may threaten $2.5trn in assets

2016-04-04 19:11

Trillions of dollars' worth of financial assets may be under threat from global warming's effects by 2100, climate economists have warned.


Australia gets itself airbrushed from UN climate report

2016-05-27 22:42

Australia's government has intervened to have all references to the country removed from a UN report examining the impact of climate change on world heritage sites.

A Scorched Earth probable

2016-05-24 16:00

Using up all known fossil fuel reserves would render Earth even more unliveable than scientists had previously projected, researchers say.

New UN climate talks aim at fleshing out Paris deal

2016-05-16 19:03

Five months after ushering in a landmark climate deal, diplomats have kicked off a new round of talks tasked with converting a political blueprint into a workable plan.

Big city mayors push climate initiatives

2016-05-06 08:45

The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy

Climate change bad for African antelopes

2016-04-28 22:03

Climate change could put certain species of African antelopes at risk of extinction, particularly those with the smallest geographic ranges.

Rousseff flies to US amid impeachment battle

2016-04-21 17:06

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has flown to New York to sign a global climate change pact, giving her an international stage to address efforts to oust her.

New method for predicting India's monsoon

2016-04-20 19:46

Climate researchers in Germany say they have found a way to more accurately predict the Indian monsoon, which could help maximise the subcontinent's food and hydro-power supplies.

Record 155 countries to sign climate agreement

2016-04-16 15:33

The United Nations says a record 155 countries will sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change at a ceremony at UN headquarters on April 22.

Climate forecasts may be flawed

2016-04-06 22:03

Predictions of unprecedented rainfall extremes in the 20th century driven by global warming turned out wrong casting doubt on methods used to project future trends.

US, China to be among climate deal signatories

2016-04-01 07:22

The United States and China will be among the nations signing the Paris climate agreement in New York next month.

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