WATCH: Nasa launches satellite to study ice changes on Earth

2018-09-16 08:08

A Nasa satellite designed to precisely measure changes in Earth's ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice and vegetation has been launched into polar orbit.

Australia drought extends despite 'widespread, significant rain'

2018-09-11 12:22

A devastating drought that has left Australian farmers struggling to stay afloat is set to persist despite widespread and significant rain last month, authorities have said.

WATCH: Climate change threatens Bolivian indigenous culture

2018-09-05 13:49

Rising temperatures of Bolivia's highlands has caused a sustained drought of the second largest lake in the country forcing the indigenous community living around it to search new ways of life.

Climate change multiplies harmful marine heatwaves

2018-08-17 05:23

The number of days marked by potentially destructive ocean heatwaves has doubled in 35 years, and will multiply another five-fold at current rates of climate change, scientists warn.

Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

2018-08-16 07:32

Climate and weather scientists say hailstorms inflict billions of dollars in damage each year, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories.

New York City has painted over 557,000 m² of rooftops white — and it could be a brilliant heat-fighting plan

2018-08-14 15:44

Coating roofs with reflective paint can decrease buildings' internal temperatures by 30% and lower air conditioning costs by 10% to 30%.

One of the world's largest banks issued an alarming warning that Earth is running out of the resources to sustain life

2018-08-08 07:42

HSBC is warning that companies and governments are not prepared.

The end of us: A Generation Z scenario

2018-08-06 11:25

Clem Sunter had a conversation with a member of Generation Z about how she sees the future and it was telling.

A National Geographic photographer's new book shows how stunning animals in the Arctic and Antarctic really are

2018-08-02 11:28

Paul Nicklen has also documented the changes these environments are undergoing as a result of climate change.

Water Research Commission to investigate tow-an-iceberg proposal

2018-08-01 06:12

The Water Research Commission is to investigate the proposal to tow an iceberg to Cape Town to establish whether it is feasible as a new source of water.

 

World must act by 2020 to avoid runaway climate change - UN chief

2018-09-12 10:17

With 2018 shaping up as the fourth hottest year on record, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world must take action in the next two years to avert the disastrous consequences of runaway climate change.

Global protests as key UN climate talks stumble

2018-09-09 12:37

From Bangkok to Paris and San Francisco, tens of thousands of people across the world took to the streets to demand governments take action against climate change.

Can crunch talks bring the Paris climate treaty to life?

2018-09-03 13:55

As the pace of global warming races ahead of efforts to tame it, diplomats from more than 190 nations begin crunch UN climate talks in Bangkok to breathe life into the Paris Agreement.

This week in 1912, a newspaper printed a spot-on warning about our warming world. We're living in the future it predicted.

2018-08-16 18:15

"Coal consumption affecting climate," read a small headline in a New Zealand newspaper 106 years ago. The story gave a stunningly succinct explanation of how humans were messing with the Earth's atmosphere.

Stunning pictures show the African savannah being taken over by trees and shrubs

2018-08-16 05:56

Woody plants encroaching on grasslands means less land for cattle and wild herbivores which rely on grass for sustenance.

Speed limits for fishing boats, relocating abalone farms, and other highlights from a brand new plan to make agriculture ‘climate smart’

2018-08-07 07:09

South Africa's new draft Climate Smart Agricultural Strategic Framework says indigenous knowledge systems must be studied to learn how to adapt to climate change, and Facebook and Wikipedia are important tools to adapt to its new realities.

Business and climate change: It's complicated

2018-08-04 09:45

It is too easy to dismiss the concerns raised by business on the carbon tax with the usual rhetoric that business does not want to address climate change, says Jarredine Morris.

Arctic heat melts away Sweden's highest peak

2018-08-02 10:18

Sweden's highest peak, a glacier on the southern tip of the Kebnekaise mountain, is melting due to record hot Arctic temperatures and is no longer the nation's tallest point, scientists say.

Expanding 'dead zone' in Arabian Sea raises climate change fears

2018-07-19 05:24

In the waters of the Arabian Sea, a vast "dead zone" the size of Scotland is expanding and scientists say climate change may be to blame.

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