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Australia’s leading coral reef scientists have called for huge coalmining and port developments in Queensland to be scrapped in order to avoid “permanent damage” to the Great Barrier Reef.
The Australian Coral Reef Society (ACRS) report, ...
China's top weather official has issued a stark warning on climate change
, saying that rising temperatures could have "huge impacts
" on the world's most populous country, state media reported Sunday.
Global climate change
will reduce ...
On Wednesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that Earth's global temperature for February was among the hottest ever measured. So far, 2015 is tracking above record-warm 2014--which, when combined with the newly ...
Australia has submitted its long-term plan to arrest the decline of the Great Barrier Reef, with Tony Abbott stressing to the international community that the government is “utterly committed” to the reef’s preservation.
The Reef 2050 ...
The amount of climate
pollution being produced every year by the felling of forests is falling worldwide, but benefits of the heartening decline are being eroded by the worsening conditions of the forests still left standing.
The losses ...
I apologize for the prolonged blog silence (I have withdrawal symptoms!), but this week has been devoted to filming, not writing. Since my move to Pace University five years ago, I’ve been working each spring with a colleague, Prof. Maria Luskay, ...
In November last year, India's power minister Piyush Goyal announced that he plans to double coal production in India by the end of this decade and, in an effort to enhance production, the Indian government has started a process of auctioning ...
From tasteless carrots to sunburned apples, a new report by two University of Melbourne researchers paints a challenging picture for Australia's agricultural sector and the impacts
of climate change
in the decades to come.
Through the ...
Weaning a warming world from crude oil and coal to focus on low-carbon energy is a major priority in the global race to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to tackle climate change
But the world isn't going to divorce itself from gasoline ...
Global emissions of carbon dioxide -- one of the leading causes of global warming -- stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years that there was no climb in CO2 emissions during a time of economic growth. The results suggest that efforts ...
Worldwide, two-thirds of coal-fired power plants proposed since 2010 have stalled or been cancelled, says a new report from the Sierra Club and Coalswarm. However, those cancellations haven`t been enough to significantly reduce carbon emissions ...
The budgets of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense have landed themselves in the crosshairs of Republican budget slicers, but not for reasons you might expect: The GOP isn’t happy with the money the two national ...
Federal funds that help communities brace for emergencies will stop being provided to states if they ignore threats posed by climate change
in their disaster planning.
States publish reports every five years or so detailing their ...
During February, the 14th World Congress on Public Health in Kolkata, India, revealed a new "ground-breaking" report entitled, Connecting Global Priorities: Biodiversity and Human Health, which demonstrates human health benefits yielded from ...
deniers should be punished in the eyes of former Vice President Al Gore, saying Friday that politicians who reject "accepted science" should pay the price for their ignorance.
Gore, an active environmental activist, spoke ...
It may be nine months until pivotal climate
negotiations get underway in Paris, but climate change
is very much on the international agenda this week in Sendai, Japan. Countries from the around world have convened there at the behest of the ...
Nearly a quarter of the damages caused by natural disasters in the developing world affect the agricultural sector, exacting a heavy cost on poor farmers who do not have insurance or the resources to rebuild their lives after floods, droughts or ...
Today marks the day of fast for Catholics in the U.S. as part of the “Lenten Fast for Climate
Justice,” a global campaign launched by the Global Catholic Climate
Movement in partnership with Fast for Climate Change
, Green Anglican Carbon Fast and ...
The EPA has weighed in on the 'chemtrails' controversy, saying it is 'not aware of any deliberate actions to release chemical or biological agents into the atmosphere.' Still, the theory persists.
They’re etched across the sky at high ...
Despite ominous predictions of mass devastation in cyclone-wrecked Vanuatu, policymakers at a UN disaster meeting in Japan do not seem to understand the pressing need to tackle climate change
, the World Bank warned Sunday.
Handout photo ...
A report which examines the effect of climate change
on some of Australia's most common agricultural products; including fruits, vegetables, grains, dairy, seafood and meat, paints a dire prediction of future production in a warming ...
Appetite for Change
, a report prepared by leading climate
scientists David Karoly and Richard Eckard at the University of Melbourne, reveals the impact that shifting rainfall patterns, extreme weather, warming oceans, and climate
-related diseases ...
The UN organisation in charge of global climate change
negotiations is backing the fast-growing campaign persuading investors to sell off their fossil fuel assets. It said it was lending its “moral authority” to the divestment campaign because it ...
The wet season is coming to a close in California but the rain and snowfall totals were far from enough to help alleviate the state's water crisis. In an Op-Ed in the LA Times (http://lat.ms/1wC1Lqs), Jay Famiglietti, a senior water scientist at ...
Cyclone Pam devastated the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu just as UN officials and insurers gathered in Japan this week for a long-planned conference on disaster risk reduction. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates that the cyclone ...