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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 ...
More than 600,000 people have signed an online petition started last week by Philippines' climate change
commissioner Naderev "Yeb" Saño, aimed at pushing governments at the U.N climate
talks in Warsaw to ratchet up pollution controls and help ...
Following a devastating typhoon that killed thousands in the Philippines, a routine international climate change
conference here turned into an emotional forum, with developing countries demanding compensation from the worst polluting countries ...
Typhoon Haiyan has left an estimated 10,000 dead and hundreds of thousands homeless in the Philippines. And it has once again underscored for many development experts a cruel truth about climate change
: It will hit the world’s poorest the ...
Advances in agricultural science and technology (S&T) have contributed to remarkable increases in food production since the mid-twentieth century. Global agriculture has grown 2.5--3 times over the last 50 years.  This has let food production ...
A pending court case in New Zealand involving a man from the low-lying island of Kiribati could have profound implications worldwide on the future of migration due to climate change
The 37-year-old is seeking refugee status, but not ...
Mongolia, 90 percent dependent on fuel imports from Russia and vulnerable to price hikes, is seeking to develop its oil shale deposits of at least 800 billion tons.
The country recently signed a five-year agreement with U.S. company ...
When the secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, takes the floor of the UN general assembly next week, he will address two of the most pressing challenges of our time: poverty and climate change
The debates on these issues are on track to ...
Is the changing climate
we face today the result of human activity, or is it the result of cattle (Bos primigenius)?Current environmentalist dogma declares that cattle, other livestock species (including chickens [Gallus gallus ...
Cultivation is believed to incur heavy damages from the climate change
. The total cultivation output may decrease by 1-5 percent per annum, while the main crop yields, including rice, may decrease by 10 percent.
It is estimated that 90 ...