Rising seas from warming climate threaten major cities in Africa

2018-01-19 12:54

Approximately one million South Africans live in areas that will be inundated by rising seas as the climate warms - unless carbon emissions reduce dramatically by the year 2100.

‘Dead zones’ in seas obliterate ecosystems

2018-01-07 06:03

There are areas in the sea where oxygen is so severely depleted that most forms of life can’t survive.

Climate change predicted to drive more migrants to Europe

2017-12-23 07:25

Scientists say climate change could dramatically increase the number of people seeking asylum in Europe

Pressure to ditch fossil fuel projects increases as severe weather picks up

2017-12-13 19:05

Pressure is mounting on businesses to divest from fossil fuel projects, with the World Bank also announcing a halt to fossil fuel project financing by 2019.

Federal appeals court considers kids' climate change lawsuit

2017-12-13 07:16

A federal appeals court is weighing in on an unusual lawsuit by a group of young people who say the Trump administration is violating their constitutional rights by failing to address climate change.

SA power plant listed 4th dirtiest in world's 'Dirty Dozen'

2017-12-12 14:57

The Thabametsi project has been listed as one of the twelve dirtiest fossil fuel projects in the world, which environmental groups say still attract vast volumes of public finances.

Exxon Mobil appeals order to turn over climate info to state

2017-12-06 10:55

Exxon Mobil is asking Massachusetts' highest court to intervene in the state's probe of whether the company misled the public about climate change.

Obama expected at mayors' Chicago summit on climate change

2017-12-05 13:18

Former president Barack Obama is expected to attend a gathering of mayors from around the globe to discuss climate change after President Donald Trump said the US will pull out of the Paris climate accord.

Polar bears crowd on Russian island in sign of Arctic change

2017-11-23 14:06

A boatload of tourists in the far eastern Russian Arctic thought they were seeing clumps of ice on the shore, before the jaw-dropping realisation that some 200 polar bears were roaming on the mountain slope.

UN climate talks wrap up as US stands firm on fossil fuels

2017-11-17 11:03

UN negotiations on implementing the Paris climate change agreement wrap up after two weeks of talks that were slowed down by the United States defending the use of fossil fuels.


Australia experiences 3rd hottest year on record in 2017

2018-01-10 11:03

Australia experienced its third hottest year on record in 2017, when surrounding high sea temperatures delivered a second consecutive summer of devastating coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef.

US suffers several billion dollar disasters

2017-12-28 19:33

In the year that President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris accord, the US received a harsh reminder of the perils of the rise in the planet’s temperature: a destructive rash of hurricanes, fires and floods.

Hurricanes, heat waves, fires ravaged planet in 2017

2017-12-21 15:02

Fierce hurricanes, heat waves, floods and wildfires ravaged the planet in 2017, as scientists said the role of climate change in causing or worsening certain natural disasters has grown increasingly clear.

World's space agencies propose setting up climate observatory

2017-12-13 07:16

The heads of several of the world's space agencies have proposed the creation of a climate observatory to pool acquired data and share it with scientists around the globe, according to a declaration adopted in Paris.

Global investors launch climate plan to pressure gas emitters

2017-12-12 20:01

A group of more than 200 global investors are following through on a promise to fight climate change by pressuring the biggest gas emitters on the issue.

Potatoes for peace: how the humble tuber stopped conflict in Europe

2017-12-10 17:45

The humble potato - drought-resistant, able to thrive in diverse soils, and enjoyed fried, steamed or baked - brought centuries of relative calm and prosperity to Europe after its introduction in the 16th century, a new study says.

Obama talks at climate change summit as mayors sign charter

2017-12-06 09:34

Former US President Barack Obama has told a summit of mayors driven to act after President Donald Trump rejected the Paris climate accord.

Obama digs at Trump over climate change

2017-12-01 22:00

Former US president Barack Obama launched a veiled barb at his successor Donald Trump, saying there is "a pause in American leadership" on climate change.

The 21st century is stranger than fiction

2017-11-22 10:51

If anything has proved how poor the conventional art of forecasting is at capturing the real world, the recent past has driven a nail into the coffin, writes Clem Sunter.

Obama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection of climate change

2017-11-16 22:45

The Obama-era official who helped deliver the 2015 Paris Agreement, lashed out Thursday at the Donald Trump administration's "wrongheaded" decision to abandon the first-ever pact committing all countries to limiting climate change.

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