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Many people living along the coast of cities could find their homes under water with even a moderate sea-level change, former president Mary Robinson has warned.
The United Nations special envoy for climate
change said it was predicted ...
China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas polluter, pledged on Tuesday to wean its economy away from reliance on fossil fuels as it grows, and to try to bring the rise in its carbon emissions to an earlier end.The Chinese government ...
Dear Secretary Clinton -
In your husband’s years in office, the greenhouse effect was still fairly novel science; even eight years ago, when you were first running for president, climate
change was not yet really a top-tier issue. In a ...
Environmental activist Jintana Kaewkao confronts a member of the Forestry Department in Ban
gkok, Thailand, about the suspicious way forest land near her village was acquired by the owners of a steel plant.
Jintana Kaewkao, a 53-year-old ...
Fracking should be ban
ned because of the impact it could have on public health, according to a prominent group of health professionals.
In a letter published by the British Medical Journal on Monday, 20 high-profile doctors, pharmacists ...
On Thursday, the Senate Energy Committee convened a hearing to discuss the U.S. ban
on crude oil exports, which has been in place since 1973. With the United States in the midst of an oil boom - and with Americans using less gas than ever before ...
Secretary of State John Kerry railed against climate
change skeptics on Thursday, saying that "future generations will not and should not forgive those who ignore this moment, no matter their reasoning,' though he offered no direct clues on ...
As we enter 2015, the state of the climate
movement is strong. Over the last year, we have grown in leaps and bounds. Together, we turned out over 400,000 people into the streets of New York City during last September’s People’s Climate
March. It ...
Talks on a pact to curb climate
change entered their final day in Lima Friday, seeking an end to deadlock among rich and poor countries, amid appeals to avoid a weak compromise.
Progress in the December 1-12 talks has been hampered by a ...
Governments have 30 years left before the chance of avoiding dangerous levels of global warming is lost, say scientists in a new report.
They warn that at current emission rates the levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases will lock in ...
The People's Climate
March Sunday drew an estimated 310,000 people to fill New York City streets with calls to world leaders for meaningful, immediate action to stop raising Earth`s temperature before we all are caught in an irreversible climate
Given the growing challenges to life on this planet and the concomitant need for policy change and political courage -- notably from climate
change deniers, whether they are governed by profit or political cowardice -- one yearns for ...
President Benigno Aquino III is attending the United Nations Climate
Summit here in New York on Tuesday, September 23, to highlight the risks that vulnerable countries like the Philippines face from climate
Just days before the ...
“Zero emissions is an ambitious but achievable goal.” —UN Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moonZero has become the most important number for humanity. Why?Any chance of stabilizing the climate
hinges on transitioning to zero greenhouse ...
In one of the reddest states in the nation, one utility is turning green.
As debate rages between industry and environmental groups over how new emissions restrictions will affect coal
-fired power plants, Nebraska’s Omaha Public Power ...
researchers and economic experts have pooled their knowledge to draw up a map of what actions leading countries should take in the battle against man-driven carbon emissions.
In a recent report from a United Nations (UN) ...
Australia's reversal on climate
change action will ultimately not stick because the rest of the world will make clear that it is unacceptable, globally renowned economist Professor Jeffrey Sachs says.
Speaking to Fairfax Media, Professor ...
Catherine Reheis-Boyd, the President of the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) and the former Chair of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative Blue Ribbon Task Force to create so-called “marine protected areas” in Southern ...
The greening of American energy is both real and profound. Since President Obama took office, the nation's solar capacity has increased more than tenfold. Wind power has more than doubled, to 60,000 megawatts -- enough to power nearly 20 million ...
Are there any self-respecting environmental organizations out there that are still behind President Obama? After his State of the Union on Tuesday it's hard to imagine there could be. In his address, Obama proudly declared, "The 'all the above' ...
China's latest spell of severe pollution can be seen from space. NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of the thick smog lingering over China, from Beijing to Shanghai, on Dec. 7. The haze is shown in gray, while the white areas ...
The leaders of the United Nations and World Ban
k have hatched a plan to make sure everybody in the world has access to electricity by 2030. It would involve a huge ramp-up in electricity generation, including continued growth in renewables, and ...
We are now at a tipping point that threatens to flip the world into a full blown climate
emergency. As the poorest and most vulnerable people of the world endure the increasingly damaging impacts of a warming world, tired excuses and calls to ...
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 ...
The smoldering debate over whether coal
has a future in a low-carbon world has flared up with new intensity in Warsaw, the site of this month's annual United Nations negotiations  toward a global climate
treaty.With world coal