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.

Understanding the complex web of life

| Oct 25, 2014

Understanding the complex web of life

by Stephen Hesse

“Biodiversity provides the foundation on which all life depends, including human societies,” writes Nik Sekhran in the opening pages of “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development,” a captivating book released earlier this month by the United Nations Development Programme. “Ecosystems and biodiversity provide our food, water, ...

Oct 14, 2014

Hagel: Climate change will challenge U.S. military

Rising sea levels and other effects of climate change will pose major challenges for America’s military, including more and worse natural disasters and the threat that food and water shortages could fuel disputes and instability around the world, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday. ...