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Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high in 2018: UN

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high in 2018: UN

Greenhouse gases levels in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, hit a record high last year, the UN said Monday, calling for action to safeguard ‘the future welfare of mankind’.

Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it: UN

Global warming outpaces efforts to slow it: UN

Humanity is falling further behind in the race against climate change, with the gap between greenhouse gas emissions and levels needed to achieve the Paris climate treaty temperature goals continuing to widen ...

Melting permafrost threatens climate rescue plan: study

Melting permafrost threatens climate rescue plan: study

Global targets aimed at warding off runaway planetary warming could be breached sooner than expected, experts warned Monday, as gases released by melting permafrost threaten to undermine human efforts ...

Merkel, Macron to front diplomatic push at UN climate talks

Merkel, Macron to front diplomatic push at UN climate talks

The leaders of France and Germany will lead a diplomatic charge Wednesday to reinvigorate UN climate talks clouded by Washington's rejection of a planet rescue plan backed by the rest of the world.

Climate target too low and progress too slow: top scientist

Climate target too low and progress too slow: top scientist

The world must sharply draw down greenhouse gas emissions and suck billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air if today's youth are to be spared climate cataclysm, a top scientist has warned.

Protest at open-pit coal mine near Bonn ahead of UN climate talks

Protest at open-pit coal mine near Bonn ahead of UN climate talks

Environmental activists wearing hazard suits marched onto one of the world's largest open-pit coal mines, near Bonn, on Sunday, the eve of 196-nation UN climate talks in the west German city.

US renewable energy booms despite Trump vow to quit Paris deal

US renewable energy booms despite Trump vow to quit Paris deal

Renewable energy continues to grow in the United States, despite US President Donald Trump's moves to dismantle clean power, deregulate industry and promote fossil fuels like coal, experts say.

Global warming reduces protein in key crops: study

Global warming reduces protein in key crops: study

Rising carbon dioxide levels from global warming will drastically reduce the amount of protein in staple crops like rice and wheat, leaving vulnerable populations at risk of growth stunting and early death ...

Huge Antarctic ice block poised to snap off

Huge Antarctic ice block poised to snap off

A chunk of ice bigger than the US state of Delaware is hanging by a thread from the West Antarctic ice shelf, satellite images revealed Wednesday.

The EU: What happened to climate's poster child?

The EU: What happened to climate's poster child?

The 28-member European Union, the third-largest emitter of planet-warming greenhouse gases after China and the United States, has long been held up as the poster child of efforts to save Earth's climate.

Great Barrier Reef may never recover from bleaching: study

Great Barrier Reef may never recover from bleaching: study

Australia's Great Barrier Reef may never recover from last year's warming-driven coral bleaching, said a study that called for urgent action in the face of ineffective conservation efforts.

Climate change fuels insurgency in Afghanistan

Climate change fuels insurgency in Afghanistan

After two winters without snow, Kabul residents are anxiously scouring the hills for the first flakes, wary that the depletion of this major source of water further fuels instability in war-ravaged Afghanistan.