Aug 4, 2016

Australia boosts climate science research in U-turn

Australia made an abrupt climate change U-turn on Thursday, with the issue set to again become a key focus of the national science agency just months after it saw hundreds of jobs cut in a heavily criticized move. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull — a ...

Jul 29, 2016

Latest El Nino weather pattern is over: UN

The latest El Nino weather phenomenon, which was one of the most powerful on record, has ended but could be replaced by its stormy sister La Nina in the coming months, the U.N. meteorological agency said Thursday. “Atmospheric indicators that had shown strong El ...

Jul 24, 2016

U.S. set to complete key step for regulating aircraft emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency will as soon as Monday finalize a scientific finding that greenhouse gases from aviation endanger human health, obligating the United States to regulate emissions from commercial aircraft, sources told Reuters. The EPA’s “endangerment finding” requires the agency to implement greenhouse ...

Russian wildfires put key climate change resource at risk

Jul 22, 2016

Russian wildfires put key climate change resource at risk

Russia’s practice of leaving massive wildfires to burn out of control in sprawling stretches of Siberia puts at risk a key global resource for absorbing climate-warming emissions: its trees. The blazes are consuming millions of hectares of pristine Boreal forests in Russia, which are ...

Earth stays on track for the hottest year ever

Jul 22, 2016

Earth stays on track for the hottest year ever

The Earth is on track for its hottest year on record and warming at a faster rate than expected, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday. Temperatures recorded mainly in the Northern Hemisphere in the first six months of the year, coupled with ...

Jul 21, 2016

EU to put burden of greenhouse-gas targets on rich north

The EU on Wednesday unveiled national targets for cutting greenhouse gases by 2030, placing the burden on richer northern countries, including exit-bound Britain, to help meet the bloc’s U.N. goal. The plans for the 28 EU member states put the onus on Sweden, Luxembourg, ...