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More than 24 hours after the scheduled end of the climate
conference in Warsaw, delegates have finally come to a consensus. But the conference was teetering on the edge of failure right up to the final minutes.
At the end, everything ...
China should build nuclear electricity generators on a large scale to reduce the burning of fossil fuels in its energy mix and set an example for the world, said British economist Lord Nicolas Stern.
"This is a front on which China could ...
Governments are shying away from their own warnings that the world has only a fast-shrinking budget of carbon emissions left to use to avoid damaging global warming, frightened off at U.N. climate
talks by the radical cuts it would ...
Business leaders and environmentalists say putting an economic value on nature could be the best way to save it.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond will be among those speaking at the first World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh ...
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 ...
A new multi-disciplinary study led by the University of Maryland calls for immediate action by government, private and commercial sectors to reduce vulnerability to the imminent threat of global peak oil, which could put the entire US economy and ...
Negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) rarely show on the public's radar, except perhaps in the scenes of bickering over who's to blame for global warming and who will foot the bill for it. The talks are ...
Coal power can be part of the solution to tackling global warming, the UN climate
chief told a major coal industry summit on Monday.
Her remarks, at a summit that takes place as the second week of UN climate
negotiations get under way in ...
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 ...
The EPA proposed a new standard on Friday for how much biofuel must be mixed into the nation's gasoline. The portion of vehicle fuel that comes from plants has increased dramatically over recent years to about 10 percent. But most of it comes ...
Global warming is set to heat up with temperatures rising to nearly twice targets set by the United Nations, the International Energy Agency warned on Tuesday.
This is despite pushes towards energy efficiency and a raft of international ...
Developed countries responsible for global warming must pay for losses and damages experienced by developing countries due to disasters related to climate change
This was the demand made by Filipino environmentalists during a rally in ...
Haiti, the Philippines and Pakistan were hardest hit by weather disasters in 2012, a report issued at U.N. climate
talks on Tuesday showed, as the death toll mounted from the latest typhoon to devastate the Philippines.
Germanwatch, a ...
The Obama administration is among a handful of governments backtracking on a $100 billion promise they made to help poor countries fight climate change
, a report finds.As the United Nations gathers in Poland this week to assess ...
At UN climate
convention in Warsaw, negotiator says to climate change
deniers: "Get off your ivory towers and pay a visit to the Philippines"
- Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Philippine representative Naderev Sano is greeted by ...
As one of the world's poorest and least developed countries, the Philippines is handicapped by a chronic lack of resources, poor or non-existent infrastructure, and a far-flung archipelagic geography when dealing with the natural catastrophes ...
While most residents in South Florida still have no worries that global warming could dramatically lower housing prices, land-use attorney Sam Poole has already developed a plan to sell his house in a low-lying Fort Lauderdale ...
When remote mining camps in Mongolia's south Gobi desert need energy, they rent diesel generators. But rented solar arrays can provide energy 30 percent cheaper, while producing no carbon emissions, an entrepreneur says.The solar rental ...
Former prime minister John Howard has poured scorn on the "alarmist" scientific consensus on global warming in a speech to a gathering of British climate
sceptics, comparing those calling for action on climate change
to religious ...
1. Background. Rising temperatures around the globe are a reality, and so too is the primary cause: Energy-related CO2 emissions caused by human-beings. Long term energy analysis by the highly respected International Energy Agency (IEA) shows the ...
The world is on the brink of the "largest bubble ever" in finance, because of the undisclosed value of high-carbon assets on companies' balance sheets, and investment managers who fail to take account of the risks are failing in their fiduciary ...
The United States has no national tax or price on carbon dioxide pollution. That doesn't mean it doesn't cost investors anything there or elsewhere, says former Vice President Al Gore. He and David Blood, co-founders of Generation Investment ...
Despite signs that the economy is beginning to recover from the biggest financial
collapse in living memory, the investment outlook remains challenging.
In this environment, as the difficulties of maintaining short-term returns dominate ...
Hurricane Katrina wreaks havoc on the Gulf Coast in 2005. Superstorm Sandy brings destruction to the East Coast in 2012. Heavy rains in the middle of the country lead to flooding in the rugged Rocky Mountains in 2013.Each crisis
An international campaign to urge large institutions to dump fossil fuel investments reaches the UK this week, following rapid success in the US.
The year-old divestment campaign, Fossil Free, has grown even faster than similar efforts ...