It’s not easy to get people exercised about ocean acidification. Yes, it’s a nasty consequence of climate change, a potential death sentence for oysters, clams, sea urchins and, most of all, coral.
SYDNEY, Australia — Australia will have more extremely hot days and a longer and fiercer fire season, and parts of the continent will spend more time in drought as rainfall decreases, according to a report by top government scientists released on Thursday.
Hailed as a significant call for action, the pope’s encyclical has not had the anticipated rallying effect on public opinion, researchers have found
Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have surged past an important threshold and may not dip below it for "many generations".
Fears that climate change is triggering a coffee killing fungus which could wipe out plantations are unfounded, a new study suggests.
Studying the response of living organisms to climate change is essential in the face of what increasingly looks like an irreversible trend.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation leads Burundian farmers into adopting farming techniques that help them to cope with climate change.
EXETER, England, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The sensory systems of fish are short-circuiting, and a new study blames climate change.
The United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF) has now approved more than US$1 billion for projects to help developing countries to tackle the effects of climate change — although almost none of the money has yet been handed out.
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 2016 (IPS) - Farmers are already experiencing the effects of climate change but can also help to fight it, according to a new report released by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Rwanda has joined more than 80 nations to ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, an international treaty that aims to limit global temperature increases to 2 degrees Celsius with an ambition to keep increases below 1.5 degrees.
“Sustainable development - these are two words that the existence of all (the) human race depends on. It (climate change) is becoming a calamity that we have to turn our attention to,” Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena told the 5th Asia Pacific Climate Change Forum, hosted by his govern ...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- During coccolithophore blooms, the algae's calcium-derived exoskeletons turn the ocean water a milky white. The microorganism's proliferation can often be seen from space.
The effects of global warming can already been seen in Finland – and it’s taking a heavy toll on Arctic wildlife, according to a report released Monday by WWF Finland.
Negotiators from 197 countries have reached a historic agreement to reduce emissions of chemical refrigerants that contribute to global warming.
15 October 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have welcomed the landmark deal struck today by nearly 200 countries to reduce the emissions of potent chemicals used in air conditioners and refrigerators – a move that could prevent up
A pioneering research project is aiming to determine how forests in the Amazon, the Congo and elsewhere in the tropics will reacting to rising temperatures
The deal done in Rwanda on Saturday will cut greenhouse gases. We assess its global significance
UN report warns that without measures to halt and reverse climate change, food production could become impossible in large areas of the world
Climate change is perceived as a global problem affecting many ecological areas such as National Parks and as a result no institution, district, region or nation can address it alone.
NAIROBI, Oct 14 2016 (IPS) - Two years ago at the 31st African Union Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, heads of state and government endorsed the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) programme on agriculture and climate change with the bold vision of at least 25 million smallholde ...
POLONNARUWA, Sri Lanka, Oct 13 2016 (IPS) - Sri Lanka is literally baking these days.
Despite the many disastrous impacts of climate change, there are some regions of the globe that might benefit from hotter temperatures.
Climate change might reduce the amount of carbon that forests can store, in part because photosynthesis decreases at high temperatures.
Amid efforts to restore native oyster populations on the West Coast, how are oysters expected to fare under climate change in the decades and centuries to come?
PM Justin Trudeau gave Canada two years to cut carbon emissions, Mark Carney is being pushed out and Samsung has a supplier problem.
Over the past 30 years, human-caused climate change has nearly doubled the amount of forest area lost to wildfires in the western United States, a new study has found.
Three-quarters of parks surveyed are experiencing warmer weather earlier in the year, which could hurt their ability to manage invasive species.
The Paris Agreement on global warming cleared an important hurdle Wednesday when several European countries added their ratifications, meaning that nations accounting for more than 55% of the world’s carbon emissions were formally on board — the level required for the pact to go into effect.
5 October 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that the Paris Agreement on climate change signed by world leaders this past April is set to enter into force on 4 November, as enough countries have signed onto the landmark accord to bring it to the emissions thresho ...
LLANO BONITO, Costa Rica, Oct 5 2016 (IPS) - “Our coffee production per hectare has dropped due to early ripening of the fruit and diseases,” Maritza Cal coffee farmer in the mountains in southern Costa Rica, told IPS.
Commitments from other countries push accord forward and is set to be activated on 4 November after the EU, Canada and India ratify the agreement
Although the unprecedented fast-track ratification of the Paris Agreement is a reflection of global society's concern over climate change, it seems effective implementation might hinge on a rather unhinged politician.
As the climate agreement is ratified, developing nations warn that money pledged is still nowhere near enough to adapt to expected sea level rises
What would we do differently if sea level were to rise one foot per century versus one foot per decade?
Changing weather patterns are having a dramatic effect on the livelihoods of smallholders in the developing world. So what can be done?
Kampala — UN food agency FAO yesterday warned the country risks more drought, floods, and landslides with farmers to be hardest hit by poor harvests and food insecurity.
The European Parliament has backed the ratification of the Paris climate deal, paving the way for the world's first global agreement.
Global warming is said to be bringing temperatures last seen during an interglacial era, when sea level was 6-9 meters (20-30ft) higher than today
2 October 2016 – India today ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, bringing the treaty's entry into force "tantalisingly" close.
BRUSSELS - European Union environment ministers have approved the ratification of the landmark Paris climate change pact, paving the way for the agreement to enter force in November.
The frontline of global warming is on farms. But the story is about much more than hunger.
Inuit want to be more than the "human face of climate change" and play a meaningful role in shaping Canada's climate strategy says the president of the national Inuit organization.
A study has highlighted the risk posed by projected climate change on the world's ability to grow enough food.
If water temperatures in the Gulf of Maine rise a few degrees by end of the century, it could mean trouble for lobsters and the industry they support, according to newly published research.
From tech solutions to crop diversification, our expert panel highlights how to support coffee farmers in the face of climate change
Soil is a major carbon pool, whose impact on climate change is still not fully understood. According to a recent study, however, soil carbon stocks and could be modeled more accurately by factoring in the impacts of both soil nutrient status and soil composition.
India, which will ratify the landmark Paris climate deal next month, today said it will continue to play a leading role in combating climate change but asked developed nations to fulfill their responsibilities through more contribution to finance and technology transfer.
Both pine and spruce use the same suite of 47 genes to adapt to geographic variation in temperature, and to appropriately time acquisition of cold hardiness -- a trait that allows plants to tolerate the adverse conditions of winter -- large-scale analysis has revealed.
Researchers on north-west coast of Alaska startled to discover Caspian terns an incredible 1,000 miles further north than species had been previously recorded