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Last year a friend of mine and her husband set out with their three children on a trek from Missouri to the boreal forests of central Canada to raise awareness about climate
change. She read Bill McKibben's article "Global Warming's Terrifying ...
Polar bears aren’t the only species threatened by climate
change. Jonathan Patz, director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin, has spent the last two decades studying the ways that a warming world will affect human ...
UC Berkeley's Tony Barnosky joined climate
scientists this morning at a press conference at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., to summarize a new report issued today focusing on the short-term effects of climate
change and the ...
A weak deal at U.N. climate
talks in Warsaw underlines how hard it will be for EU leaders to forge an agreement on 2030 environment and energy goals early next year as some governments and businesses seek to place economic
Editor's note: By the end of this century, Earth may be home to 11 billion people, the United Nations has estimated, earlier than previously expected. As part of a week-long series, LiveScience is exploring what reaching this population milestone ...
The United Nations negotiations in Warsaw over a climate
treaty are moving at a glacial speed - and that's in part because there's a fundamental problem.
In the coming decades, carbon dioxide emissions from China, India and other rapidly ...
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 ...
UN negotiators agreed in fraught overtime talks Saturday on cornerstone issues of an ambitious, global climate
pact to stave off dangerous Earth warming.
While sleep-deprived delegates congratulated themselves on the outcome, which ...
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 ...
The spruce man with the trim mustache and the grim-faced bodyguard is dozing in his seat. A flight attendant leaves him a hot towel, and then another. The bodyguard, who wears the uniform of the Kiribati National Police--the shoulder patch ...
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 ...
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 ...
Growth in the Canadian oil sands industry will depend on the construction of major new pipelines, including the disputed Keystone XL across the United States, according to a report by a prominent energy institute.The faster new pipelines ...
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 ...
EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: Yvo de Boer was the executive secretary of the UN's Framework Convention on Climate
Change from 2006 to 2010. He was famously reduced to tears in Bali in 2007 when talks for a global agreement ...
Developed countries responsible for global warming must pay for losses and damages experienced by developing countries due to disasters related to climate
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 ...
With his country grappling with the damage from "hell-storm" Haiyan, a Philippines official launched a hunger strike Tuesday to pressure a U.N. climate
change conference for concrete steps to fight global warming.
Naderev Sano, a member ...
Despite the government's early warnings and evacuation of up to 800,000 people from vulnerable areas, the category 5 -- the highest level -- Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda to Filipinos) has left some communities and coastal zones in the central ...
Eight decades ago, during the Great Depression, newly elected U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt introduced the New Deal consisting of a number of mutually supporting initiatives of which the most prominent were:
A public works ...
Dave Belote was sleeping on his cot at Camp Victory in Iraq early one morning in 2004 when he awoke to the sound of deadly mortar rounds exploding on base a scant 50 yards away. Suddenly, it clicked: "It would be a really good thing to stop ...