Scientists at University of California Davis and San Francisco State University have discovered that the combination of elevated levels of carbon dioxide and an increase in ocean water temperature has a significant impact on survival and development of the Antarctic dragonfish (Gymnodraco acutic ...
[NAIROBI] African rivers emit a vast amount of greenhouse gases, a major paper on this understudied topic reveals.
Ticks are spreading further north in the US and Canada with the potential to transmit diseases to dogs and humans, reports Earth Island Journal
NAIROBI, Jul 27 2015 (IPS) - Alexander Muyekhi, a construction worker from Ebubayi village in the heart of Vihiga County in Western Kenya, and his school-going children can now enjoy a tiny solar kit supplied by the British-based Azuri Technologies to light their house and play their small FM radio.
France wants to see serious progress by October on text for a new deal on global warming, says Laurence Tubiana
More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.
In addition to the staging of the PanAm Games, Toronto was the location of some unusually high profile activities in recent days that were supposed to increase the efforts to tackle climate change.
Wildfires in California's fabled Sierra Nevada mountain range are increasingly burning high-elevation forests, which historically have seldom burned, reports a team of researchers led by the John Muir Institute of the Environment at the University of California, Davis.
New Yale-led research reveals for the first time what the world thinks about climate change and why.Using data from the 2007-2008 Gallup World Poll, conducted in 119 countries, an international team of researchers identified the factors that most influence climate change awareness and risk perce ...
Four continents around the world are currently experiencing historic droughts affecting millions of people, and experts warn that this is the effect of man-made climate change. Severe dry spells are being felt not only in North America, but also in South America, Asia and Africa.
With a growing number of CEOs publicly committing their companies to taking action on climate change, what difference can their pronouncements make? Can they persuade others to follow suit, or encourage governments to legislate?
PARIS, Jul 24 2015 (IPS) - “We received a garden as our home, and we must not turn it into a wilderness for our children.”
At the end of this year there will be a critically important international climate change conference in Paris. At this conference, nations will attempt to reach an agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slow global warming.
Santa Cruz (Ecuador) (AFP) - The Galapagos Islands, celebrated for their breathtaking biodiversity, could face a major threat from "El Nino," the weather system known to wreak havoc every few years.
BOSTON, July 22 (UPI) -- Mollusks aren't the only ones in trouble as the ocean takes up more carbon dioxide and further acidifies. Ocean acidification will also dramatically affect phytoplankton populations all over the world -- diminishing some species, while sustaining others.
PARIS, Jul 23 2015 (IPS) - African countries would do well to take their own lead in finding ways to better adapt to and mitigate the changes that climate may impose on future generations instead of relying only on foreign aid.
HARARE, Jul 22 2015 (IPS) - With unusually hot and dry weather beating down on this Southern African nation, climate change and the accompanying drought have cost farmers much of their cattle herds. In response, many ranchers are turning to goats to preserve their livestock assets.
Asia’s largest Catholic country has mobilised after the pope’s warning to tackle climate change, promising to gather 10m signatures for a petition that will be handed to world leaders at a Paris climate summit in November.
The options for how to spend your free time are almost endless, whether it's working out at the gym, curling up with a good book, or relaxing in front of the TV. But have you ever considered taking part in scientific research?
An unprecedented coalition of the UK’s most eminent scientific, medical and engineering bodies says immediate action must be taken by governments to avert the worst impacts of climate change.
Mayors and governors from major world cities on Tuesday will urge global leaders to take bold action at this year's U.N. climate change summit, saying it may be the last chance to tackle human-induced global warming.
Renaissance. The word evokes an era of unprecedented enlightenment. A turning point of invention, fresh thinking and possibility. It’s happened in business before and is happening again, as the world’s businesses are rapidly aligning to a new set of rules that will render our old operating habit ...
A New Zealand court ruled that Kiribati man Ioane Teitiota, 38, was not facing persecution but noted that people affected by climate change could potentially be recognised as refugees
The genetic makeup of fish will be crucial in determining whether they will be able to deal with the world’s rapidly warming oceans, researchers have discovered.
As a husband and father of two children I am deeply concerned about the kind of world they are going to live in when they grow up. I have often despaired in recent years about the terrible environmental legacy my generation will be leaving them, so I was heartened when I read of German Chancello ...
The atmosphere is warming. Ice is melting. Droughts are worsening; seas are warming, rising and acidifying. We’re past theory and well into measurement on those points. Pope Francis recently observed that “[n]ever have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last 200 years.” ...
On a boat drifting through a swampy reed plantation in the Polish Baltic, Szymon Smolczyński surveys his blanket of green crops destined to heat northern European homes.
The former US vice president and climate champion Al Gore has made a rare criticism of Barack Obama as Royal Dutch Shell prepares to drill an exploratory well in the Arctic Ocean, denouncing the venture as “insane” and calling for a ban on all oil and gas activity in the polar region.
It’s no secret that Africa is vulnerable to climate change. After all, regions within the continent are already familiar with devastating droughts and severe floods, and climate change will only make extreme weather worse.
Everyone seems to agree the earth's temperatures are on the rise and storm cycles have increased both in number and ferocity as climatic changes have occurred. Admittedly there are arguments as to the cause of these changes but prevailing science seems solidly on the side of man's intervention i ...
Scientists say wind patterns altered by climate variability is resulting in longer flight times, extra fuel consumption and an increase in CO2 emissions reports Climate News Network.
A more balanced diet saves money, lowers cholesterol and helps to avoid obesity . But soon, the federal government may officially add another, and altogether more controversial, reason to the list: Skip that steak to combat climate change.
If it seems like you're pulling more bass than trout out of Ontario's lakes this summer, you probably are.Blame it on the ripple effect of climate change and warming temperatures. Birds migrate earlier, flowers bloom faster, and fish move to newly warmed waters putting local species at risk.
Eight miles south of Gull Lake in the southwest corner of Saskatchewan, Connick grows canola, Durham wheat, red lentils and alfalfa on 1600 acres. This year, though, the crops are thin and short from the lack of moisture, and now the crops have reached a critical point in their development.
Climate change is real, despite what some Republican politicians might tell you. And some regions and communities in the U.S. are already feeling the impacts of climate change. Unfortunately, climate change most impacts low-income communities. As the International Institute for Environment and D ...
The threat of climate change needs to be assessed in the same comprehensive way as nuclear weapons proliferation, according to a UK foreign minister.Baroness Joyce Anelay, minister of state at the Commonwealth and Foreign Office, said the indirect impacts of global warming, such as deteriorating ...
Bumblebee populations are dying at an alarming rate and nobody knows why.Fingers have been pointed at pesticides called neonicotinoids, as well as bee habitat loss from human development.
The economic benefits for a country from tackling climate change easily outweigh the costs, according to a study that seeks to highlight the incentives for individual nations to take urgent action to cut emissions.
Climate change can be a scary thing to talk about with grown-ups, let alone children. It is also very complex, with long-term effects that reach into future decades and centuries, and causes that include an invisible, odorless gas.
One of the questions raised by the prospect of climate change is whether it could cause more species of animals to interbreed. Two species of flying squirrel have already produced mixed offspring and those have somehow been blamed on climate change, along with a hybrid polar bear and grizzly bea ...
The world’s fossil fuel companies risk wasting billions of dollars of investment by not taking global action to fight climate change seriously, according to the chief economist of the International Energy Agency (IEA).
This weekend, smoke smothered the high-rises of downtown Vancouver. Sunsets as far south as Ohio took on brilliant hues of red and orange. And humanity reached another potential milestone in climate change —all thanks to hundreds of wildfires burning in Alaska and Canada
Should scientists show emotion while discussing their science? I ask because a professor of ocean geology wept as she discussed with me the impact carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are having on the sea.
One afternoon towards the end of May a violent wind howled through Bogandé, the main town in Gnagna province, in eastern Burkina Faso. Raising a storm of dust and sand, it plunged the streets into semi-darkness, driving roaming goats crazy.
B.C.'s bounty of salmon might be feeling the effects of an increasingly hotter climate. A new study released by Vancity says there will be a significant decline in the province's salmon stock within the next five decades due to climate change and the drop in fish numbers would result in soaring ...
This December, world leaders will meet in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where they will hammer out a comprehensive agreement to reduce carbon emissions and stem global warming. In the run-up to that meeting, governments worldwide should note one critical, but often over ...
Prince Charles has said that “profound changes” to the global economic system are needed in order to avert environmental catastrophe, in an uncompromising speech delivered in front of an audience of senior business leaders and politicians.
Many people living along the coast of cities could find their homes under water with even a moderate sea-level change, former president Mary Robinson has warned. The United Nations special envoy for climate change said it was predicted 200 million people could be climate displaced people by the ...
No, we are not talking about climate change and the disruptive effects of increased temperatures, sea level rise, coastal erosion, ocean pollution and acidification, nor the loss of biodiversity, water scarcity, and the increased frequency of extreme weather events.
Climate change is compounding existing threats to Australia’s forests, wetlands and deserts, with several key landscapes now at risk of total collapse, a landmark series of new studies have found.