Environment

Hopes and Fears About Climate Change

JANE LUBCHENCO, Former administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

I worry about oceans...

Wealth Divition Plagues Climate Change Pact


At 1 p.m. on Sunday, tens of thousands of demonstrators in Manhattan are expected to make as much noise as they...

Amid drought, Texas is fuming


In 1945, President Harry S. Truman signed a treaty intended to bring fair play to the fight for water in the pa...

Amazon rainforest destruction in Brazil rises again

Brazilian government figures show deforestation was up by 29% in the 12 months up to the end of July 2013.
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Research Reveals 99.999% Certainty Humans Are Driving Global Warming

Published in the journal Climate Risk Management today, this research is the first to quantify the probability of his...

Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers'

The gang is accused of invading, logging and burning large areas of public land and selling these illegally for farmi...

NASA finally launches that carbon monitoring satellite

A launch-pad malfunction forced NASA to scrub the launch of its Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite on Tues...

G7 Leaders Back 2015 Climate Deal

The United States' plan to cut emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, which will run into domestic opposi...

Antarctic Iceberg Flotilla Caused Huge Sea-Level Rise

"The Antarctic Ice Sheet had been considered to be fairly stable and kind of boring in how it retreated," said study ...

Report links climate change to the uprise in terrorism

"The nature and pace of observed climate changes -- and an emerging scientific consensus on their projected consequences -- pose severe risks for our national security," opens the report, produced by a group of retired military officers for the government-funded organization CNA Corporation Military Advisory Board.

Ecuador indigenous group fights oil exploration plans

Standing upright in the rear of a small wooden canoe as it glides effortlessly through the narrow water between overh...

Climate fears over Colombia drought

At least 20,000 animals, including wild pigs, deer, small crocodiles and tortoises have died of thirst during a catas...

Climate efforts falling short


In a report unveiled here, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found that decades of foot-dragging by...

What Now for Whales?

In late December 1904, Norwegian whalers shot a humpback whale off the island of South Georgia. It was the first whale to be killed by a whaling ship in the Southern Ocean; it would not be the last.

Farmers evicted to save tribe

Reis and hundreds of other poor farmers in the state of Maranh_o in northeast Brazil are among the targets of a gover...

Development dilemma: Will oil win out?


Standing before the United Nations General Assembly in 2007, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa offered the int...

Climate deals advance global effort

Two weeks of United Nations climate talks ended Saturday with a pair of last-minute deals keeping alive the hop...

Climate change risk to food supplies

In a departure from an earlier assessment, the scientists concluded that rising temperatures will have some...

Global warming, more wars?

Peacemakers are likely to be in great demand by 2050 if global warming proceeds unabated.

Climate Negotiations Break Down

Virtually no one should be surprised to learn that climate talks currently underway in Bonn, Germany 

Fewer forests less energy

That is the conclusion of a group of experts whose findings, released Monday, run counter to the conventional u...

Extreme weather rages worldwide

Britons may remember 2012 as the year the weather spun off its rails in a chaotic concoction of drought, deluge...

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