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.

May goes down as Earth's hottest on record

2016-06-15 10:36

May's temperatures broke global records yet again, as the northern hemisphere finishes its hottest spring on record, statistics released by NASA showed.

April breaks heat records, 12th month in a row

2016-05-19 16:30

Last month was the hottest April in modern history, marking the 12th consecutive month that global heat records have been shattered.

Antarctica alone may lift seas a metre by 2100

2016-03-31 09:07

Melting ice from Antarctica could raise oceans by a metre before 2100 at current rates of greenhouse gas emissions.

Plants won't boost global warming much

2016-03-16 22:01

Vegetation will release far less extra carbon dioxide in a warming world than previously assumed, giving humans a bit more room.

Climate change 'forcing species to move'

2016-02-10 13:08

Warming temperatures are causing about half of the world's plants and animals to move location, an international conference in Australia heard, with every major type of species affected.

Obama: World has 'met the moment' with climate pact

2015-12-13 11:58

President Barack Obama said the new global climate agreement "offers the best chance we have to save the one planet we have" and credited his administration as being a driving force behind the deal.


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.

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.

Global warming is changing how Earth wobbles

2016-04-09 16:19

A new Nasa study shows global warming is now changing how Earth wobbles and says the shift is dramatic.

Global temps soar in February

2016-03-17 22:21

Temperatures across the planet soared again last month, setting a new heat record with the warmest February since modern records began.

Record leap in carbon dioxide seen in 2015

2016-03-12 11:26

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at a record pace last year, US government scientists have reported, raising new concern about one of the top greenhouse gases.

Ocean warming likely double previous estimations

2016-01-26 12:58

The amount of sea level rise that comes from the oceans warming and expanding has been underestimated, and is likely about twice as much as previously calculated.

Greenpeace: UN climate accord a blow to fossil fuels

2015-12-12 16:57

A planned global accord to tame global warming released at UN talks in Paris will be a huge blow to the fossil-fuel industry, say Greenpeace and other environment groups.

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