Nov 8, 2013

Key issues on the table at U.N. climate talks

Climate negotiators will gather in Warsaw next week armed with just the haziest outlines of a new U.N. pact on global warming. The main issues facing the conference: Shape of 2015 accord: In 2011, U.N. members agreed to conclude by 2015 a new deal ...

| Nov 8, 2013

Climate talks to resume without target

by Mariette Le Roux

U.N. climate talks will resume in Warsaw on Monday amid a slew of warnings about a potentially disastrous rise in greenhouse-gas emissions. Though the stakes are high, no specific targets have been set for this round, hosted by one of the world’s biggest coal ...

Nov 4, 2013

U.S. seeks bluefin protection rules

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the U.S. government agency that regulates offshore fishing, is proposing a complicated plan to reduce the number of Atlantic bluefin tuna that long-line fishermen inadvertently snare while trying to hook yellowfin tuna, swordfish and big-eye tuna. The fish ...

Impact of climate change 'harrowing'

Nov 3, 2013

Impact of climate change 'harrowing'

Starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease already lead to human tragedies. They are likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change, a leaked draft of an international scientific report forecasts. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ...

Oct 31, 2013

Dolphin species found off Australia

Researchers have identified a new humpback dolphin species off northern Australia. A global team led by the U.S.-based Wildlife Conservation Society made the discovery after examining almost 200 dead dolphins and tissue specimens from live animals across the four Atlantic, Indian and Indo-Pacific ocean ...

Oct 27, 2013

'Smart' window can generate and save energy

Paris AFP-JIJI Scientists in China have designed a “smart” window that can both save and generate energy, and may ultimately reduce heating and cooling costs for buildings. While allowing people to feel close to the outside world, windows cause heat to escape from buildings ...