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change could have a "huge impact" on China
, reducing crop yields and harming the environment, the country's top weather scientist has warned, in a rare official admission.
Zheng Guogang told Xinhua news agency that climate
's top weather official has issued a stark warning on climate
change, saying that rising temperatures could have "huge impacts" on the world's most populous country, state media reported Sunday.
change will reduce ...
A U.S. envoy for climate
change said Friday that China
and the U.S. are working more closely than ever ahead of a conference this year in Paris that raises hopes for a global plan to cut greenhouse emissions.
Special Envoy Todd Stern ...
President Barack Obama ordered the federal government on Thursday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half over the next decade, driving his climate
change agenda forward despite percolating challenges from Republican-led ...
Al Gore wants to make a point about cellphones, and he has a helpful set of slides on his laptop. “Do you want to see that?” he asks, and starts to turn the MacBook around.“It’s not two hours — don’t worry.”Mr. Gore knows he is ...
The world's energy-related carbon dioxide emissions stopped rising in 2014, even as the economy grew, according to early data released by the International Energy Agency (IEA).Researchers said the early numbers showing that CO2 emissions ...
Figures showing that global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector have stalled are welcome but give no reason for complacency, Friends of the Earth Ireland director Oisín Coghlan has said.
The preliminary data from the ...
burned less coal and generated more electricity from renewable sources last year to help global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector stall.
It was the first time there has been such a halt in 40 years during a period of ...
People in China
who want to take industries to task for fouling their surroundings have been rushing to file complaints and lawsuits this year in a test of legal reforms that toughen environmental penalties and make clear that many ...
Global emissions of carbon dioxide, the main long-lived global warming pollutant, flatlined in 2014, despite global economic growth, a report released Friday found.
This is the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or ...
Global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector stalled in 2014, the first time in 40 years during a period of economic growth, the International Energy Agency says.
By far the main culprit in global warming, carbon dioxide ...
Figures have been released that suggest global emissions of carbon dioxide from the energy sector stalled for the first time in 40 years without an economic downturn in 2014, “giving hope” that emission targets to avoid dangerous levels of ...
The growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year, according to data from the International Energy Agency.
It marks the first time in 40 years that annual CO2 emissions growth has remained stable, in the absence of a major economic ...
21 months and counting
What is development? To many conventional economists it has been China
, though not without irony. Its export-led development model and advantage in all economic sectors created its superpower status, and left it ...
The alarm bells of the climate
crisis have been ringing in our ears for years and are getting louder all the time - yet humanity has failed to change course. What is wrong with us
Many answers to that question have been offered, ranging ...
Commissioner offers support in China
's pledge to cut coal us
e and shows optimism for climate
The European Union's commissioner for climate
action and energy has said "climate diplomacy" will be at the heart of Europe's ...
's academic-turned environment chief Chen Jining, the first thing to consider after waking up every morning is no longer his students, but the color of the sky.
The new Chinese environmental protection minister, who was ...
A voice came over the intercom: would the passengers of Flight 3935, scheduled to depart Washington DC, for Charleston, South Carolina, kindly collect their carry-on luggage and get off the plane. They went down the stairs and gathered on the hot ...
A recent, widely seen documentary on air pollution in China
— by the name of “Under the Dome” — appears to have had a strangely pronounced effect on the Chinese government.Rather than stifle those involved, or brush the matter aside, some ...
French President François Hollande’s state visit a few days ago to the Philippines--one of the countries most vulnerable to climate
change will have a strong historic gesture to environmentalists and a world traumatized by devastating climate
Most environmentalists say construction of the Keystone XL pipeline would be "game over" for the climate
, but former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says there's an upside--if President Obama can trade it for a climate deal
negotiators have told their Canadian counterparts that Canada’s plan to cut carbon emissions could be one of the factors that President Barack Obama weighs as he considers whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, a U.S. official ...
India`s position underscoring the historical responsibilities of developing countries in the context of climate
change was up against proposed dilutions to that concept notably by the U.S. and the European Union at the recent climate
talks in ...
The general election means 2015 is a critical year for Britain. It is also a critical year for the world on climate
change. Within months of Britain voting, the UN is holding a summit in Paris to agree a binding global agreement to tackle climate
The Obama administration announced on Wednesday the expansion of pollution monitoring at diplomatic posts across the world.
The State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled the joint endeavor on Wednesday in a ...