New EU climate policy unlikely before 2015: Poland
23/05/2013 9:50 am
The European Union is unlikely to hammer out its new policy on global warming ahead of a global climate deal that could be clinched in 2015, Poland's environment minister said Wednesday.
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.
World must face up to climate-driven disasters: UN
22/05/2013 9:33 am
The world needs to wake up to the risk of a spike in natural disasters linked to climate change and strive to find ways to cut the human and economic cost, the United Nations warned on 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.
'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.
World has entered new CO2 'danger zone'
13/05/2013 2:57 pm
The world has entered a "new danger zone" with levels of Earth-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere never experienced by humankind, the UN's climate chief warned Monday.