Evacuation crackdown ordered as Philippine volcano 'recharges'

2020-01-20 20:17

Philippine authorities ordered a crackdown Monday on evacuees' daily visits to their homes in the danger zone around Taal volcano as scientists warned it could be "recharging" for a more powerful explosion.

Rain offers hope in Australian bushfire fight

2020-01-14 14:02

Forecasts of heavy rain offered hope Tuesday in the months-long battle to contain Australia's unprecedented bushfires, but smoke lifted pollution levels in the nation's second biggest city to among the worst in the world.

Strong winds create Australian 'megablaze'

2020-01-10 14:24

Gale-force winds in Australia merged two enormous fires into a megablaze across land almost four times the area of New York City on Friday, while thousands rallied to again demand action on climate change.

Respite as Australia's bushfires tone down, authorities scrambling to evacuate stranded

2020-01-07 08:54

Australia's fire season started even before summer had begun and has destroyed more than 5 million hectares of bush.

Australian military evacuates fire-hit town

2020-01-03 20:02

The Australian military says it has begun seaborne evacuation of hundreds of people trapped in a fire-ringed southeastern town, as the country braces for yet more catastrophic conditions.

'Cleaner and cheaper': Sunny Spain is banking on renewable energy

2019-12-16 11:59

With productive solar and wind power, Madrid looks to Brussels and beyond for investment in climate projects.

East Africa reels from deadly floods in extreme weather

2019-11-02 10:38

A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa -- and scientists say worse could be coming.

WATCH: Climate change protesters block off 5 London bridges

2018-11-17 17:58

Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital's main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously.

Defying Trump and coal’s future take centre stage at climate talks

2017-11-12 17:22

Delegates meeting in Bonn are seeking to strengthen the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, which is under threat because President Donald Trump has said the US will exit the pact.

Anger as Trump announces US withdrawal from global climate deal

2017-06-02 11:31

President Donald Trump has announced America's shock withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, prompting a furious global backlash and throwing efforts to slow global warming into serious doubt.


Threatened species hit hard by Australia's bushfires

2020-01-20 15:32

Australia's bushfires have burned more than half the known habitat of 100 threatened plants and animals, including 32 critically endangered species, the government said Monday.

Australian 'megablaze' brought under control

2020-01-13 13:03

Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest "megablaze" under control on Monday, as wet weather promised to deliver much-needed respite for countryside ravaged by bushfires.

India suffers hottest decade on record

2020-01-07 16:02

The last decade was India's hottest on record with the national weather office calling the impact of global warming "unmistakable" and extreme weather killing more than 1,500 people last year.

Fire-hit Australia gets $1.4bn recovery fund as troops deployed

2020-01-06 15:28

Reserve troops fanned out across fire-ravaged regions in three Australian states on Monday after a horror weekend, as the government pledged $1.4 billion over two years to help recover from the devastating months-long crisis.

Australia orders evacuation of fire-ravaged towns before heatwave

2020-01-02 20:52

Australia authorised the forced evacuation of residents on Thursday amid a mass exodus of tourists from fire-ravaged coastal communities, as the country braces for a weekend heatwave expected to fan deadly bushfires.

Sydney smoke crisis 'longest on record', authorities say

2019-12-05 16:22

Australian bushfires have caused unprecedented pollution in Sydney and along the country's east coast, officials said Thursday, with smoke and dust burning residents' eyes and prompting a spike in respiratory complaints.

Alaska bakes under heat wave linked to climate change

2019-03-30 12:00

Alaska residents accustomed to subzero temperatures are experiencing a heat wave of sorts that is shattering records, with the thermometer jumping to more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit (16.7 Celsius) above normal in some regions.

WATCH: UN gives 2030 as climate change deadline

2018-10-09 20:13

In a recent UN report, climate scientists have warned that the world has to curb global warming at 1.5C or face great risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty.

The second scramble for Africa – our continent is a sitting duck

2017-11-09 11:36

If the world ever entered another era of anarchy, Africa would be defenceless against a potential second scramble … and this time around, it would be utterly ruthless, writes Robert J. Traydon.

Defending the earth

2017-04-13 11:35

Kumi Naidoo, a former executive director of Greenpeace, continues to lobby business leaders to bring about drastic changes that will address climate change and economic inequality.

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