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With a new draft of a United Nations climate
treaty in hand, the world can breathe more easily as 2014 comes to a close.
What a relief, right?
Late last Saturday, after 13 exhausting days of haggling among nearly 200 governments ...
Is the outcome at Lima a recipe for a weak climate
deal in Paris? Compromises on many key issue
s in the draft negotiating text that will serve as the basis for the next round of negotiations, beginning in February in Geneva, hint at such a ...
Last week the National
Hockey League announced that it is stepping up its sustainability actions through a new partnership with the energy services company Constellation. The new deal makes Constellation the official preferred energy provider for ...
Warned by geologists that the South Tahoma Glacier is aimed like a fire hose at the main entrance to Mount Rainier National
Park, the National
Park Service responded this summer with a traditional approach.Just past the log archway at the ...
Hockey League will significantly reduce its carbon footprint -- as well as the greenhouse gas emissions of its 30 franchise teams -- through improved energy conservation, detailed efficiency analyses and the purchase of renewable ...
The United Nations Conference on Climate
Change that ended on Dec. 14 in Lima, Peru, is a classic case of seeing a glass as half full or half empty. In the half-full view, Lima is a stepping stone to the kind of agreement the world needs to halt ...
It's just past sunset and the strip at South Beach, Miami, is pumping. It is the biggest weekend of the year in America's glitziest city. The Art Basel is on, an annual fine art festival that has been overwhelmed by the world's thrillingly ...
Global warming is changing the Arctic - while some herald the opportunities that come with easier access, the thaw could literally yank the ground out from under communities. DW talked to an expert about the risks.
DW: Why should we be ...
The differences between how the developed and developing countries view their responsibilities will hinder agreement at the UN Climate
Change Conference in Paris, unless top political leaders provide the momentum needed to drive the talks, says ...
The surge in European carbon permit prices may just be beginning.
The price of emission rights will rise 61 percent by June 30, according to the median of 16 trader and analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. UBS Group AG says costs may ...
The White House is floating new guidelines for federal agencies on how to weigh climate
change impacts when reviewing energy and infrastructure projects.
The proposed guidelines from the White House Council on Environmental Quality ...
In a victory for environmental, health and community activists, fracking has been banned in New York state. That was the conclusion reached at a public, livestreamed meeting of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet in Albany today. Commissioner of the ...
The town of Shishmaref, Alaska lies on an island 30 miles south of the Arctic Circle and next to the Chukchi Sea. Its residents, Native Alaskan Inupiaq people, can really see Russia from their house! However, the rapidly changing climate
, which ...
A new financial crisis is threatening to dwarf the 'subprime' mortgage debacle, writes Paul Mobbs. Cheap money from central banks has fuelled some $1.3 trillion of risky investments in high-cost 'unconventional' oil and gas. Now, with oil sinking ...
Coral reefs which are home to over 25 per cent of marine life, are facing a double blow across the globe in the form of thermal and chemical impact, a senior scientist said.
"Thermal impact on the earth is seen in terms of global ...
With yet another United Nations-hosted climate
change conference making very little real progress, a near miracle will be required if countries are to reach a meaningful and binding global agreement on carbon emissions in Paris next ...
The path to a climate
deal in Paris a year from now is littered with obstacles, foremost among them how to differentiate between what industrialized nations led by the U.S. will do to cut fossil-fuel pollution, and what commitments developing ...
The U.S. and other nations were applauding this weekend's climate
change agreement on Monday, but the deal's difficult negotiations showed all too clearly the major hurdles that lie ahead as officials try to reach a much more sweeping pact next ...
Chinese media coverage of the Lima climate
change talks included comments by the country’s top climate
negotiator who described the deal reached as “balanced”.
Xie Zhenhua told the state news agency Xinhua that the outcome was “within” ...
Cities like Miami are all too familiar with hurricane-related power outages. But a Johns Hopkins University analysis finds climate
change will give other major metro areas a lot to worry about in future storms.
Johns Hopkins engineers ...
The most dense store of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands, a study has calculated.
An international team of researchers said their work, which uses satellite data and field measurements, ...
When the average American thinks about how climate
change-caused global warming could affect their health, what do they think of? Not much, apparently, according to a new study, Public Perceptions of the Health Impacts of Global Warming, just ...
A last-minute deal that salvaged U.N. climate
talks from collapse early Sunday sends a signal the rich-poor divide that long held up progress can be overcome with a year to go before a landmark pact is supposed to be adopted in ...
Governments took a step back from chaos in the climate
change discussions in Lima and found a way forward on Sunday, albeit with some fudges and compromises, giving themselves just 12 months to finalise a crucial international agreement to avoid ...
Negotiators today adopted a compromise draft for national
pledges to cut global carbon emissions at marathon UN climate
talks here that addressed all of India’s concerns and paved way for a new ambitious and binding deal to be signed in Paris ...