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10/4/2014
A U.N. report about ways to fix global warming due on Sunday is likely to disappoint investors seeking clear-cut economic calculations about the benefits and costs of curbing rising greenhouse gas emissions. Authors say the report stops ...   
29/3/2014
Many governments want sterner warnings of probable economic damage from global warming in a draft U.N. report due on Monday, saying that existing estimates of trillions of dollars in losses are only part of the picture. A final draft ...   
28/3/2014
From Kenyan subsistence farmers to indigenous peoples in the Bolivian Andes and Brazil's Amazon rainforest, a new report aims to put a human face on what it says are some of the communities hardest hit by global climate change, whose effects will ...   
23/3/2014
If nations ignore the imminent problem of the increasing global climate, it will cause the world to endure abrupt changes that one single country is not prepared to handle. Food and water supplies will be interrupted, the economy will diminish, ...   
23/3/2014
Global warming will disrupt food supplies, slow world economic growth and may already be causing irreversible damage to nature, according to a U.N. report due this week that will put pressure on governments to act. A 29-page draft by the ...   
23/3/2014
The latest draft UN report on climate change points to options for disaster planning, drought and flood-resistant crops, and water and energy saving.Rising sea levels are a direct threat to low lying islands in the Pacific. (Credit: ...   
15/3/2014
Lightning appears to be killing and injuring increasing numbers of people in developing countries, meteorologists and experts say. The total casualties could even be higher than other weather-related disasters like floods, landslides and ...   
26/1/2014
Rising global temperatures are likely to double the frequency of the most severe El Niños - the periodic atmospheric disruptions which affect weather across the globe. Tim Radford reports.An El Niño is part of a natural cycle: a huge ...   
16/1/2014
An Indonesian court issued a big blow to a palm oil company for illegally destroying forest land in Sumatra’s protected Leuser Ecosystem, which provides critical habitat for orangutans and other endangered species. In what’s being called ...   
12/1/2014
An Indonesian court has found the palm oil company PT Kallista Alam guilty of illegally burning large swathes of the Tripa peat forest, which lies within Sumatra`s Leuser Ecosystem, the only place on Earth where tigers, elephants, rhinos, and ...   
4/12/2013
Barges loaded with mountains of coal glide down the polluted Mahakam River on Indonesian Borneo every few minutes. Viewed from above, they form a dotted black line as far as the eye can see, destined for power stations in China and ...   
2/8/2013
Back in 1736, Benjamin Franklin famously advised his Philadelphia neighbours that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Franklin started the city's first fire department, as well as a fire insurance company, but he knew, as we all ...   
13/5/2013
"The main thing is the oneness of humanity," His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, said during an environmental summit Saturday in Portland. "In 1959 I came from Tibet and escaped to India. Now the whole world has some ...   
10/4/2013
If global warming were a race, the Northern Hemisphere would be winning. It is warming faster than the Southern Hemisphere, with some of the most rapid warming rates on Earth located in the Arctic, where sea and land ice is shrinking and ...   
31/3/2013
This spring could be the most miserable one ever for those of us with allergies, and we can blame it on climate change. People in the Northeast, in particular, will be among the hardest hit in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and this ...   
7/2/2013
It’s an odd arrangement at first glance: Norway is sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into Guyana, in the hopes that the latter country will slow deforestation and subsequently help stall climate change. It’s a recognition that climate ...   
6/2/2013
The Amazon rainforest is less vulnerable to die off because of global warming than widely believed because the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide also acts as an airborne fertilizer, a study showed on Wednesday. The boost to growth from CO2, ...   
27/12/2012
"When someone in Peru sneezes, someone in Brazil catches a cold. When a barrel of oil is produced in Ecuador, a neighbouring country ends up buying it," says prominent environmentalist Yolanda Kakabadse. Everything that happens in Latin ...   
19/11/2012
The noted tree-hugging hippies at the World Bank have a new report out warning of the dangers of 4 degrees Celsius--or 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit--of global warming. In an introduction, World Bank president Dr. Jim Yong Kim writes that he ...   
24/8/2012
Norway’s environment minister on Friday urged Brazil and Indonesia to avoid backtracking on policies to protect tropical forests, saying up to $2 billion in aid promised by Oslo hinged on proof of slower rates of forest clearance.Norway, ...   
25/7/2012
Scientists have created high-resolution carbon maps for 165,000 square kilometers (64,000 square miles) of forest across roughly 40 percent of the Colombian Amazon, greatly boosting the ability of the South American nation to measure emissions ...   
19/7/2012
Frosts aren't on time for the 960 people living in this tiny, remote village, hidden on a chilly, windswept mountain ridge in South America. A minor problem? Maybe for some. But in the Andean community, 8,800 feet above sea level, frosts ...   
17/7/2012
From Tierra del Fuego to Tijuana, Latin America is highly vulnerable to climate change, which is expected to trigger a series of natural disasters that could even reverse local victories in the fight against poverty. Droughts will grip ...   
1/2/2012
New, radical theories in science often take time to be accepted, especially those that directly challenge longstanding ideas, contemporary policy or cultural norms. The fact that the Earth revolves around the sun, and not vice-versa, took ...   
25/1/2012
The arid plains fringing Australia's desert centre are more suited to camels than blooms of coral but here, hundreds of miles from the coast, a piece of the Great Barrier Reef has been put on ice. Suspended in a liquid nitrogen chamber ...   

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