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.
Canada pushes development as it takes over Arctic Council
16/05/2013 10:10 am
Canada said Wednesday it will promote unprecedented industrial development in the far north as it takes over the helm of the Arctic Council, while activists called for a ban on oil drilling.
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.
Japan, China, S. Korea to cooperate on air pollution
06/05/2013 5:43 pm
Japan, China and South Korea agreed Monday to continue cooperating in the fight against cross-border air pollution, despite strained relations between the neighbours because of territorial disputes.
New material to soak up oil spills?
02/05/2013 8:57 am
Scientists said Tuesday they had manufactured a lightweight and reusable material that can absorb up to 33 times its weight in certain chemicals -- a possible new tool against water pollution.
Climate chief warns of 'urgency' as CO2 levels rise
30/04/2013 8:45 am
The UN's climate chief called for urgency Monday as she opened a new round of global talks amid warnings that Earth-warming carbon dioxide levels were approaching a symbolic threshold never seen in human history.
Permit delays raise US-Canada pipeline costs: company
29/04/2013 10:08 am
Delays in greenlighting TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline will increase construction costs and postpone its in-service date by at least six months, the company said Friday.
Campaign to save Barrier Reef from industry
29/04/2013 9:29 am
Conservationists accused Australia of failing to protect the Great Barrier Reef from massive industrial development as they launched a multi-million dollar campaign to drum up awareness.
China becoming global climate change leader: study
29/04/2013 9:28 am
China is rapidly assuming a global leadership role on climate change alongside the United States, a new study said Monday, but it warned greenhouse gas emissions worldwide continue to rise strongly.