Apr 1, 2016

U.S. and China to join Paris climate deal this year

The United States and China will sign the global climate agreement next month and intend to start putting it in place later this year, the White House said Thursday. The international agreement was reached in December in Paris, but needs a critical mass of ...

Mar 11, 2016

Record leap in carbon dioxide seen in 2015

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at a record pace last year, U.S. government scientists reported, raising new concern about one of the top greenhouse gases and the effects of global warming. The measurement came from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

Mar 1, 2016

Japan plans to stipulate 80% emission cut goal by 2050

The Abe administration will stipulate a long-term goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050 from current levels in Japan’s next climate change plan, according to a government source. The move follows the international climate agreement reached in Paris in December. ...

Acidic oceans stifling coral growth: study

Feb 25, 2016

Acidic oceans stifling coral growth: study

Scientists unveiled the first conclusive evidence Wednesday that growing ocean acidity caused by global warming is already stifling growth of vital coral reefs. The decline of shallow-water corals, home to a quarter of the ocean’s species and a lifeline for a billion people, has ...