While support for the controversial mine exists in rural areas – where the narrative of jobs finds resonance – it is opposed in metropolitan centres where a more definitive acceptance of the threats from climate change defines attitudes.
Lack of expertise means money for climate protection is spent on consultancy fees, which African officials say end up back in wealthy countries.
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt has repeatedly expressed doubts about climate change and the agency has moved to undo dozens of Obama-era climate regulations.
The strongest storm to hit the island in decades has left hospitals flooded, strewn with rubble and dependent on diesel generators to keep the neediest patients alive.
Climate change is making berries ripen early in Kodiak, Alaska, luring bears away from eating salmon. This shift may not hurt the bears, but could have far-reaching impacts on surrounding forests.
The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this month, Maria has killed at least 32 people and devastated several small islands.
Maria’s strength was building as it approached the Lesser Antilles, the US National Hurricane Center said, estimating its winds at near 85 miles per hour.
A quarter of buildings in the Cuban city are in “bad or regular” shape, according to the provincial housing authority.
Hurricane Irma draws our attention yet again to something that bears repetition: that those most affected by global warming’s impacts are the people least responsible for them.
As one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, Irma has killed 21 people, leaving hotels, airports and other buildings damaged or flattened across prime vacation islands.
UN chief Antonio Guterres urged nations to get serious about keeping the ambition high on climate action.
If there are fewer monsoon depressions in the Bay of Bengal then what is driving these rainfall extremes? A new study finds some answers.
The Sahara is the largest hot desert on Earth, covering more than 9,000 square km, comparable to the surface of China or the US.
Brazil opened thousands of kilometres of previously protected Amazon rainforest to mining in a bid to combat ongoing political and economic disasters.
EPI-released documents show the Edison Electric Institute industry group was warned in 1968 that carbon emitted by fossil fuels could cause climate change.
An over-emphasis on environmental stress overlooks the role of politics and economics in shaping the socio-economic landscape of the war in Syria.
In a mental landscape increasingly dominated by the ephemeral nature of ‘Breaking News’, Larsen C exemplifies a global warming trait difficult to get our heads around.
According to tourism officials, the Caribbean tourism industry faces significant future threats related to both competitiveness and climate change impacts.
Record temperatures bring with them more drought, food insecurity, famine and massive human displacements.
The shallow waters off Svalbard are warming and releasing a greenhouse gas into the atmosphere – but the net effect has been one of cooling thanks to a strange phenomenon.
The changing environment is invariably linked to human rights with over 62,000 people being displaced every day due to climate change.
A carbon tax policy might not be a magic wand programme but it is also less likely to face political opposition and compromise while creating new sectors for businesses and growth.
“Even if we manage to keep warming to the limits agreed in Paris, the impacts on human health from heat stress are likely to increase substantially as global temperatures climb.”
If India builds all its proposed coal-based power plants, then it might not fulfil its promise made under the Paris climate agreement.
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World temperatures hit a record high for the third year in a row in 2016, creeping closer to a ceiling set by the Paris climate change deal.
Global surface temperatures in 2016 averaged 14.8 °C, or 1.3 °C higher than estimated before the Industrial Revolution ushered in wide use of fossil fuels, the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service said.
Experts say it would be wrong for climate change deniers to interpret the expected 2017 dip as a sign of an end to the long-term trend of global warming.
By the time we hit that temperature, further climate changes will already be locked in and unavoidable.
Donald Trump has fused economic worries, racial and gender resentment into a politics of fear and revenge, a tactic that is not new to the Republican Party.
The new Indian law requires the five Indian firms that produce HCFC-22 to capture and burn HFC-23 and eliminate its release into the atmosphere.
The structures, built by microbes, were found on a newly exposed outcrop of rock that had been buried under snow for millions of years.
If serious measures are not taken to address Bangladesh’s drainage and sanitation concerns, the country could face a grim inundation problem.
‘When you actually have a different genre for climate change fiction, it becomes something separate that is not connected with the seriousness of everyday life. But it is absolutely integrated into our everyday life.’
Girl claims plans to develop dirty coal deposits will exacerbate climate change and deprive future generations of the right to healthy life.
In a slim volume, the celebrated author asks fundamental questions about the role of literature in confronting the greatest challenge of our times: climate change.
Officials from the UN and the EU, plus 200 NGOs have urged the G20 to follow the lead of the G7 and set a date for the end of fossil fuel subsidies.
The move towards clean and sustainable energy policies needs to be accelerated as exploiting newly accessible resources would undermine the carbon-reduction strategy of the Paris accord.
The Conference of Parties climate conference held in Paris in last December acted as a wake-up call to monitor greenhouse gas emissions.
Scientists said UNESCO may reconsider its decision not to put the World Heritage Site on its endangered list.