May 21, 2016

73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

Sri Lanka’s government has raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continue searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago. In the capital, Colombo, and its suburbs, ...

El Nino dries up Asia as its sister La Nina looms

May 7, 2016

El Nino dries up Asia as its sister La Nina looms

Withering drought and sizzling temperatures from El Nino have caused food and water shortages and ravaged farming across Asia, and experts warn of a double-whammy of possible flooding from its sibling, La Nina. The current El Nino which began last year has been one ...

690 million children at risk from climate change: UNICEF

Nov 24, 2015

690 million children at risk from climate change: UNICEF

Nearly 690 million of the world’s 2.3 billion children live in areas most exposed to climate change, facing higher rates of death, poverty and disease from global warming, the U.N. children’s agency said Tuesday. Almost 530 million children live in countries hardest-hit by high ...

Over 120 leaders will attend Paris climate summit

Nov 21, 2015

Over 120 leaders will attend Paris climate summit

The attacks in Paris are affecting crucial climate change talks in the French capital starting later this month, but more than 120 world leaders strongly support the conference and have confirmed they will attend, a senior U.N. official said Friday. Janos Pasztor, the U.N. ...

Global warming: What exactly is it?

Nov 19, 2015

Global warming: What exactly is it?

Soon, the world will gather in Paris to forge a global pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for dangerous levels of global warming. Here is why the Earth is getting hotter: Greenhouse effect The greenhouse effect is a natural phenomenon that has made ...

Obama enlists unlikely ally to safeguard climate deal

Nov 19, 2015

Obama enlists unlikely ally to safeguard climate deal

Fearing a nascent global climate accord could be strangled at birth by skeptical U.S. Republicans, President Barack Obama is wooing an unlikely ally: big business. Obama has spent the months ahead of crunch talks in Paris starting on Nov. 30, setting out the moral, ...