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Typhoon Rammasun first tore across the Philippines earlier this week, dumping up to 13 inches of rain in some spots and causing the deaths of at least 40 people. According to the Red Cross, more than 1 million people were affected. The storm then ...
This week, Germany hosted the fifth Petersberg Climate
Dialogue in preparation for the Climate
Change Conference in Peru at the end of this year. Christoph Bals from Germanwatch gives his verdict on how the talks went.
DW: What were the ...
Australia's government has voted to repeal a carbon tax on that country's biggest greenhouse gas polluters, ending one bitter domestic battle but opening up new fronts in the climate
war both at home and internationally.
After almost a decade of heated political debate, Australia has become the world's first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions.In a vote that could highlight the difficulty in implementing ...
Standing before University of California at Irvine`s graduating class this June, Barack Obama did something no U.S. president has done before: He stood up for climate
science. Not only did the president make a strong case for taking immediate ...
There is much wry amusement in environmental circles today, after Tony Abbott, Australia's climate
-reckless Prime Minister, saw his plans to repeal the country's carbon tax blocked by the Senate. Any sense of schadenfreude (I know it's an ...
Holding back catastrophic climate
change is still possible -- but just barely, and doing so will require a tremendous technological effort, according to a sweeping new report that analyzes what it would take to de-carbonize the world's top ...
Carbon emissions have been rising since the start of the Industrial Revolution. But they'll have to be curbed soon, and sharply, to keep the globe from warming above "safe' levels. A new report lays out avenues to get there and shows that while ...
negotiations have made greater progress towards agreeing a 2015 deal
to bind all nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions than the lead-up to the previous attempt in 2009, former U.N. climate
chief Yvo de Boer told ...
The United Nations was presented with a roadmap to avoid a climate
catastrophe on Tuesday, prescribing specific actions for the world’s biggest economies to keep warming below 2C.
In a report prepared for the secretary general, Ban ...
EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: The politics of climate
action is well understood in Australia, with the Coalition intent on scrapping the carbon tax and Labor and the Greens suggesting this is evidence that the Abbott Government isn't committed to ...
The United Nations left open the option for rich and poor nations to remain divided in their obligations on climate
change, setting up a conflict over exactly who should cut greenhouse gases.In a policy paper setting out possible language ...
IBM said Monday it had signed an agreement to help curb pollution in China
, starting with the dangerous smog that afflicts Beijing.
computing giant said it would launch a 10-year program called "Green Horizon" that would "support ...
For decades, Asian leaders largely ignored climate
change. It's a Western problem, we said. They caused the problem by dumping greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere; let them clean it up. Instead, we Asian leaders focused on reducing poverty by ...
The people of Kiribati, a group of islands in the Pacific ocean particularly exposed to climate
change, now own a possible refuge elsewhere. President Anote Tong has recently finalised the purchase of 20 sq km on Vanua Levu, one of the Fiji ...
No mention of Keystone XL. Not a word about oil sands from Canada.
Exactly a year after President Barack Obama’s dire warning that global warming would “condemn ... future generations to a planet that’s beyond fixing” unless ...
change is not an event in your children’s future. It is bearing down upon you now. And there is nothing you — or anyone else — can do to prevent the hit.
Over the next quarter-century, heat-related death rates will probably ...
The history of international efforts to rein in global warming is littered with a forest of printed reports, talking points, and treaty drafts – all in pursuit of two agreements that lacked either rigorous enforcement or the participation of key ...
Republican lawmakers from states reliant on coal production and coal-powered energy challenged a top administration official Thursday, questioning the legality and effects of new standards to reduce carbon pollution through the nation's power ...
After a decade in which coal has been grabbing an ever-larger share of the world’s energy supply, could coal’s boom be about to turn to bust? Both the United States and China
are planning to curb coal, and analysts say the repercussions for the ...
Much has been written about the nuclear agreements signed at the UK-China summit. Given the boost to low-carbon electricity, to energy security and to jobs, the Chinese interest in taking forward investment at Hinkley Point C, the UK's first ...
The UK and Chinese governments have agreed to co-operate to tackle the issues around climate
change and energy security, further signalling that UN climate
talks next year will be more successful than previous opportunities. The UK government ...
History is often made by strong personalities wielding bold new political, economic or religious doctrines. Yet any serious effort to understand how and why societies change requires examination not just of leaders and ideas, but also of ...
The Obama Administration’s recent announcement that it plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired power plants evoked cries of protest and warnings of economic doom from the political right, and praise from the center and ...
e of carbon markets to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions was deal
t a blow on Sunday after two weeks of United Nations talks on designing and reforming the mechanisms ended in deadlock.
The negotiations, held as part of U.N. ...