U.N. triples estimate of global warming's cost to poor countries

Dec 6, 2014

U.N. triples estimate of global warming's cost to poor countries

The cost to poor countries of adjusting to ever-hotter temperatures will be two or even three times higher than previously thought, the U.N.’s environment agency said Friday — and that assumes a best-case scenario in which greenhouse gas emissions are dramatically reduced. “If you ...

Melting of Antarctica glaciers accelerates

Dec 5, 2014

Melting of Antarctica glaciers accelerates

Glaciers are melting fast in one part of Antarctica, where their melt-rate has tripled over the past decade, a study shows. Glaciers in the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica are losing ice faster than another part of Antarctica and are the biggest contributor to ...

EU puts annual cost to society of air pollution at $235 billion

Nov 26, 2014

EU puts annual cost to society of air pollution at $235 billion

Air pollution, chiefly from coal-fired power plants, cost society up to €189 billion ($235 billion) in 2012 — equal to the gross domestic product of Finland — the European Environment Agency (EEA) said in a report published on Tuesday. The agency provides research to ...

German power plants may limit use of coal

Nov 25, 2014

German power plants may limit use of coal

Germany aims to limit coal use in electricity production to meet the country’s target in cutting Earth-warming carbon emissions, according to a document seen Monday. Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel will propose that electricity producers reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 4.4 million ...