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Pakistan's provinces will create committees to oversee reductions in carbon emissions and support climate change
adaptation, in a push to implement a long-stalled national climate
policy.Under an agreement reached at the first meeting of ...
This year's Paris climate
summit will leave the world on course for dangerous climate change
unless nations offer much deeper carbon emissions cuts than already pledged or signalled, according to researchers including the UK's Lord Nicholas ...
The buildup to Pope Francis' planned encyclical on global climate change
has begun, with the moral case for acting to combat manmade global warming taking center stage in a way it never has before.
The encyclical, which is a papal letter ...
What’s your greatest fear for the future of our planet?
That the world is reaching the tipping point beyond which climate change
may become irreversible. If this happens, we risk denying present and future generations the right to a ...
The U.S. currently has 59 national parks, protecting more than 210,000 square miles of land with several more public lands being preserved on state and local levels. Very few national parks are large enough to contain ecosystems. Problems such as ...
Doctors and scientists fear global warming will lead to more disease, death and violent conflicts as nations fight for food and water.In a new report, 60 researchers warn climate change
will have devastating impacts
on the health of ...
Australia's top doctors and scientists are urging the Government to show leadership on climate change
after a new report warned human health would feel the most immediate impacts
of global warming.
The report from the Australian Academy ...
A significant portion of the world's emissions of heat-trapping gases emitted by air conditioners, refrigeration and other applications comes from the developing world, finds a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
As the main driver of climate change
, the connection between burning fossil fuels and global warming is clear. But evidence shows they may be connected in another way -- the physical footprint of oil and gas development on the landscape may not ...
The use of air conditioning may rise dramatically by the end of the century, requiring far more electricity and sending pollutants into the atmosphere at unprecedented rates, researchers warned Monday.
Refrigerators and air conditioners ...
It is well known that tropical deforestation is just as costly as carbon pollution when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. But while research has mostly focused on forests that have been completely mowed down, scientists are now saying that ...
As protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope continue, many critics say they’re worried that the $1.4 billion project will damage Mauna Kea’s environment.
Thirteen observatories have already been built on the top of the state’s tallest ...
At this moment all over the Hawaiian islands, but especially atop Mauna Kea volcano, there are protests against the building of a new Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) on this sacred mountain. The telescope has become a cause célèbre among Native ...
will be a major factor in the future of power lines, natural gas pipelines, fuel depots and rail tanker cars, according to the Department of Energy's first installment of its Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), released ...
It may not be as obvious a climate
symbol as the rapidly warming Arctic. But with President Obama’s climate
-focused visit on Earth Day, Everglades National Park could take on new significance as a politically potent case study of how global ...
Start spreading the news: The world is now deploying more renewable energy in the production of electricity—more wind and solar power, in particular—than it is fossil fuels. And it has been since 2013, according to the analysts at Bloomberg New ...
In honor of Earth Day this Wednesday, President Obama’s weekly Saturday morning address to the nation was titled “Climate Change
Can No Longer Be Ignored.”He opened with an oblique dig at Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, head of the Senate ...
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, who announced his presidential candidacy last week, told Bob Schieffer of CBS News on Sunday that he does not believe in manmade global warming. Instead, Rubio said he recognizes the climate
is changing, but ...
It seems simple enough: Take the salt out of water so it's drinkable.
But it's far more complex than it appears at first glance. It's also increasingly crucial in a world where freshwater resources are progressively strained by ...
Surging demand for natural rubber is decimating some of the world's most endangered forests, putting wildlife and critical ecosystem services at risk, warn scientists writing in the journal Conservation Letters.
Reviewing a large body of ...
Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Arctic Circle next week for key ministerial talks on climate change
amid global concerns about rising seas and accelerating ice melt.
Global warming is happening twice as fast in the Arctic ...
It started as just another farm chore for Elvira Flores, a teenage shepherd in the northern Andean highlands.
On Sept. 8, 2013, Flores drove her flock across a dirt road that crosses her family`s rocky green fields and down to a ...
The US should tackle climate change
through innovation instead of regulation, says likely GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina.
An international deal to slash planet-warming emissions would not be effective, Ms. Fiorina said at a ...
Al Gore has been one of the leading voices in support of the environmental movement for decades, advocating for protection of the planet while in Congress and serving as former President Bill Clinton’s vice president. He’s written four books on ...
The average citizen of Nepal consumes about 100 kilowatt-hours of electricity in a year. Cambodians make do with 160. Bangladeshis are better off, consuming, on average, 260.Then there is the fridge in your kitchen. A typical ...