Russia plans urgent evacuation of Arctic post as ice melts
23/05/2013 2:45 pm
Russia has ordered the urgent evacuation of the 16-strong crew of a drifting Arctic research station after the ice floe that hosts the floating laboratory began to disintegrate, officials said Thursday.
Climate change boosted human development: study
22/05/2013 10:15 am
Early humans living in South Africa made cultural and industrial leaps in periods of wetter weather, said a study Tuesday that compared the archaeological record of Man's evolution with that of climate change.
Don't pin US tornado on climate change: UN panel head
22/05/2013 8:55 am
Pinning the deadly tornado in the US state of Oklahoma on climate change is wrongheaded, even though the world is set to see a rise in high-profile weather disasters due to global warming, the leader of a UN body said Tuesday.
Dire outlook despite global warming 'pause': study
21/05/2013 8:42 am
A global warming "pause" over the past decade may invalidate the harshest climate change predictions for the next 50 to 100 years, a study said Sunday -- though levels remain in the danger zone.
EU says emissions down, but pollution scheme falters
17/05/2013 9:37 am
EU greenhouse gas emissions, blamed for global warming, dropped slightly last year but the much-vaunted system for cutting such pollution ran into even more trouble, the European Commission said on Thursday.
Shrinking glaciers behind a third of sea-level rise: study
17/05/2013 9:27 am
Water from the world's shrinking glaciers was responsible for almost a third of the rise in sea levels between 2003 and 2009, new research showed Thursday.
'Overwhelming' consensus for manmade warming: review
16/05/2013 10:22 am
A review of thousands of studies published over 21 years found "overwhelming" and growing consensus among scientists that humans are mostly to blame for global warming, its authors said Thursday.
Australia pushes for ocean 'fertilisation' ban
16/05/2013 10:11 am
Australia said it was pushing for a ban Thursday of any commercial use of a pioneering technique to reduce the impacts of climate change by "fertilising" the world's oceans with iron, warning of significant risks.
Historic carbon peak soon to become global average: WMO
15/05/2013 9:06 am
After seeing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere surpass a historic threshold last week, the world should brace for the new peak level to soon become the global annual average, the World Meteorological Organization warned Tuesday.
Space tourism won't hurt environment: Branson
13/05/2013 5:30 pm
British billionaire Richard Branson said Monday that rocket-powered space tourism flights by his firm Virgin Galactic would have only a minor impact on climate change.