Dec 11, 2014

U.S., Japan named least cooperative on global warming reduction

A group representing environmental NGOs from around the world on Wednesday named the United States and Japan joint recipients of its “Fossil of the Day” award, bestowed on countries considered uncooperative toward reducing global warming. The Climate Action Network said the United States is ...

Nov 22, 2014

Climate change to increase U.S. lightning strikes

Lightning has the power to spark wildfires and kill, and scientists recently said that climate change may lead to 50 percent more of it by century’s end. The report in the U.S. journal Science is based on measurements of precipitation and cloud buoyancy, applied ...

Nov 14, 2014

Japan pledges up to $1.5 billion to U.N. climate fund

Japan plans to give up to $1.5 billion to the U.N.-backed Green Climate Fund to help developing countries fight global warming, sources said on Friday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to announce the pledge at a gathering of the leaders of the Group ...

Nov 11, 2014

No excuse for inaction on emissions

The latest report by the U.N. panel on climate change may not offer any new surprises concerning the threat of global warming, but it does remind us that doing too little, or waiting too long, to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases could be disastrous.

Sep 27, 2014

Earth on track for hottest year

2014 could turn out to be the hottest year on Earth since weather record-keeping began, yet getting countries to act together in reducing carbon emissions remains a hard sell.

Sep 20, 2014

Japan to pledge disaster mitigation help at U.N. climate summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pledge Japan’s further assistance to developing countries in coping with climate change-related natural disasters at this week’s United Nations climate summit in New York, a government source said Saturday. Thursday’s summit, convened and hosted by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, ...