Flood, tide dangers also threaten low-lying London

2017-09-12 06:00

If the Thames burst its banks in London, the results could be devastating, adding another concern to the already economically weakened UK, explains Terry Bell.

Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming: US

2017-06-20 21:03

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming.

Climate change redirects Canadian river

2017-04-19 16:06

The retreat of one of Canada's largest glaciers has changed the flow of a northern river in just four days and altered the habitat.

Trump signs order rolling back 'green' efforts

2017-03-28 22:02

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will roll back many of former President Barack Obama's efforts to curb global warming.

Preserving the memory of glaciers

2017-03-18 20:39

Locked up in about 140m of ice capping a Bolivian mountain lie 18 000 years of climate history, dating back to an era when humans were only just learning to farm.

Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world's coral reefs

2017-03-13 12:27

Coral reefs, unique underwater ecosystems that sustain a quarter of the world's marine species and half a billion people, are dying on an unprecedented scale due to rising ocean temperatures

Australia warns of 'catastrophic' fire conditions amid heatwave

2017-02-12 10:27

Eastern Australia is bracing for severe "off the scale" fire conditions as it bakes in a heatwave that has broken temperature records and sparked dire warnings from authorities.

US announces toothless polar bear plan

2017-01-09 22:13

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has announced its recovery plan for threatened polar bears but critics say it doesn't go far enough.

No country on target for 2°C world

2016-11-17 08:31

No country is shifting from dirty to clean energy fast enough to hold global warming below two degrees Celsius, a ranking of energy-related CO2 emissions shows.

Melting glaciers pose threat beyond water scarcity - floods

2016-08-16 17:30

South American glaciers are dying from soot and rising temperatures, threatening water supplies to communities that have depended on them for centuries and experts warn the deterioration also raises the danger of sudden, dangerous glacial floods.


Global warming might be speeding up

2017-07-06 17:48

Two climate scientists suggest they’ve come closer to resolving a critical debate about how quickly human activity will heat up the planet. The answer isn’t good news.

Even 2°C warming means more killer heatwaves: study

2017-06-19 21:11

Climate change will sharply boost the frequency of lethal heatwaves even if humanity caps global warming at 2°C, a report says.

White House cancels meeting to decide stance on climate pact

2017-04-18 22:59

A White House meeting where President Donald Trump's aides were to hash out whether to keep the US in an international climate agreement has been postponed.

Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

2017-03-25 19:00

Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge have plunged into darkness to mark Earth Hour to draw attention to climate change.

Humans to blame for bulk of Arctic sea ice loss

2017-03-14 07:46

A climate study says natural changes in the environment are responsible for about 40% of Arctic sea ice loss while humans are to blame for the rest.

UN reports Antarctica's highest temperatures on record

2017-03-02 10:14

The UN's World Meteorological Organization published the highest temperatures on record in three Antarctic zones, setting a benchmark for studying how climate change is affecting this crucial region.

US lists a bee as endangered for the first time

2017-01-12 13:25

The United States has placed a bee on the endangered species list for the first time, after the rusty patched bumblebee's population declined sharply due to pesticides, disease and climate change.

Unlucky polar bears beset by toxins too

2017-01-06 10:38

Polar bears just can't catch a break. Already struggling to cope with climate change, the giant Arctic carnivores also face a chemical poisoning risk 100 times above levels considered safe for adult bears.

Climate change affects nearly all life on Earth

2016-11-11 14:58

Most life on Earth is already being changed by the warming climate, even though the rise in global temperature since pre-industrial times has been rather slight, researchers warned.

Last month was hottest June on record, US scientists say

2016-07-20 13:36

Last month has been the hottest June in modern history, marking the 14th consecutive month that global heat records have been broken.

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