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, ...

Nov 19, 2015

Ecuador declares state of emergency for El Nino

Ecuador braced for a destructive season of weather caused by the El Nino phenomenon by declaring a 60-day state of emergency Wednesday in its most vulnerable provinces. President Rafael Correa said the measure would free up “necessary and indispensable” emergency relief in case of ...