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As countries around the world look to celebrate International Women's Day on Saturday, it is important to reflect on the unique position of women when it comes to climate change
Although climate change
affects all people, women often ...
Ensuring food security is one of the most pressing challenges in Africa, which is increasingly losing ground as a result of challenges from climate change
to land degradation, the top United Nations environment official today said, urging a ...
Recent decades have likely been the wettest on record in the semi-arid Tibetan plateau, researchers say, warning that any further large-scale warming might lead to even greater rainfall in Tibet, the birthplace for Asia's great ...
Nuclear proliferation, religious militancy and income inequality are all major threats to Middle East stability. Sadly, a new one is brewing: water scarcity.The human causes are clear: rapid population growth, antiquated infrastructure, ...
Northeastern Brazil's two-year drought is written in textures.
The brittle puff of a desiccated cactus. The greasy leather of a cow carcasses' neck, still stretched out for a drink. And the hot hiss of rain, falling for the first time in ...
In recent days California has announced its most severe water restrictions ever as drought continues to hit the state. Scientists say the region’s rainfall has been declining over the years and the consequences are serious.
January is ...
About the ProjectIn order to address the damage to the planet caused by high carbon emissions in many countries, a system of tradable carbon credits, formalized by the Kyoto Protocol 1997, exists to help reduce the amount of carbon, and other ...
he health impacts of climate change
, and the importance of integrating health into adaptation planning, have become increasingly prominent in recent years - though arguably not prominent enough. For example, there have been several declarations ...
West African states in the Niger River Basin are seeking to tackle climate
risks and reduce poverty by constructing three hydropower dams in the next five years.In late November, the Council of Ministers of the Niger Basin Authority ...
Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday, is best known for his fight against South African apartheid. But his long walk to freedom also included steps toward solving this mammoth problem called climate change
. He envisioned a world where all people ...
Almost 200 countries clinched a deal on climate change
over the weekend in Warsaw, marking the start of a long journey towards a binding international agreement at the 2015 UN climate
talks in Paris.
The agreement, clinched after the UN ...
After another U.N. climate
conference gave only modest results, European Climate
Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says the process needs to provide a "substantial answer" to global warming in two years to remain relevant.Even if it succeeds, ...
For Philippines diplomat Yeb Sano, Saturday's close of UN climate
talks in Warsaw comes with an unusual prize: he can eat again.
envoy had embarked on a tea-and-water only fast on the first day of the talks on November 11, in ...
negotiators reached agreement in Warsaw on Saturday on cornerstone elements for the road to a new 2015 deal to curb global warming.
Here are the main points:
ROAD TO PARIS
- Countries reaffirmed the core ...
Almost 200 countries have kept alive hopes for a global deal in 2015 to fight climate change
after overcoming disputes on greenhouse gas emissions cuts and aid for poor nations at talks in Poland.
Governments agreed that a new deal in ...
Almost 200 countries on Saturday kept alive hopes for a global deal in 2015 to fight climate change
after overcoming disputes on greenhouse gas emissions cuts and aid for poor nations at a meeting widely criticised as lacking ...
talks were deadlocked Saturday as the U.S. and China clashed over what role the Chinese and other fast-growing economies should play in a new pact to fight global warming.
Disputes over climate
aid for poor countries also ...
Almost 200 nations kept a plan to reach a new U.N. climate
pact in 2015 alive on Saturday when rich and poor countries reached a compromise on sharing out the efforts needed to slow global warming.
A two-week negotiation in Warsaw had ...
Get ready for the water wars.
Most of the world's population takes water for granted, just like air - two life-sustaining substances. After all, the human body is nearly two-thirds water.
But a Hindustan Times blogger said that ...
talks ran into overtime Friday with more than 190 countries arguing over the building blocks for a new pact to slow global warming.
A draft text presented on the last scheduled day of the two-week conference in Warsaw gave ...
With just one day remaining, hundreds of environmental activists walked out of U.N. climate
talks Thursday, saying they were deeply disappointed by the lack of results.
Wearing "Polluters talk, we walk" T-shirts, the activists streamed ...
Hundreds of environmental activists walked out of U.N. climate
talks on Thursday, saying they were deeply disappointed by the lack of results with just one day remaining.
Wearing ''Polluters talk, we walk'' T-shirts, the activists ...
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders on Thursday to make "bold pledges" for cuts in greenhouse gases by next September to guide a deal to fight climate change
but acknowledged that many nations would be late.
Ban also ...
Developed and developing nations were deadlocked Wednesday over how to raise aid to help developing countries cope with global warming, in another setback at United Nations climate
talks in Warsaw seeking progress toward a new global climate
Rich and poor were deadlocked on Wednesday over how to raise aid to help developing countries cope with global warming, in another setback at United Nations climate
talks in Warsaw seeking progress towards a 2015 deal.
Bolivia and other ...