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A wave of global climate
change demonstrations has kicked off in Melbourne and the message from the crowd of about 30,000 is clear - it's time for action.The flagship People's Climate
March is among the first of more than 2,500 which will ...
There are more than 7 billion people on Earth now, and roughly one in eight of us doesn't have enough to eat. The question of how many people the Earth can support is a long-standing one that becomes more intense as the world's population-and our ...
In Nanzhaike Village in the eastern suburbs of Jinan, capital of north China's Shandong Province, Zhang Yazhou's house stands out.
More than half of the courtyard is occupied by dozens of solar panels.It is a mini-PV (photovoltaic) power ...
Earth's human population is expected to continue growing through the end of the century, with an 80 percent likelihood that it will reach 10.9 billion from today's nearly 7.3 billion, according to updated estimates from the United ...
Environmental groups are asking the Obama administration to beef up its climate
plan by targeting methane leaks in the web of valves, pipes and pumps drillers use to produce and deliver natural gas.While companies have a vested interest ...
The organizers are trying very, very hard to make to the protest look more like the population.
Vernell Robinson was stressed. The 51-year-old resident of the Carleton Manor public housing project in the Rockaways sat last weekend in the ...
At 1 p.m. on Sunday, tens of thousands of demonstrators in Manhattan are expected to make as much noise as they can — with whistles, trumpets, even the tolling of church bells — to raise an alarm about the risks of climate
change. Similar ...
President Obama's proposal in June to expand a marine sanctuary around seven U.S.-controlled islands and atolls in the central Pacific Ocean drew immediate praise from scientists and conservationists, but has since sparked opposition from ...
Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says.
But existing initiatives to tackle deforestation were poorly suited to deal with the issue
, it ...
Seven of nineteen proposed social studies textbooks in Texas distort climate
science and climate
change, a report by the National
Center for Science Education found on Monday.
Textbooks proposed by both Pearson and McGraw Hill, two of ...
With his absence at the UN climate
summit, to be attended by 120 heads of nations on 23 September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would complete a dramatic transformation - from an early pioneer in climate
change initiatives to a less enthusiastic ...
EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: A report on the effects of climate
change on Australia's infrastructure calls coastal flooding the sleeping giant of risk to future prosperity.
And the Climate
Council of Australia says so-called ...
Rising sea levels are a “sleeping giant” issue
that will put at risk coastal infrastructure worth up to $226bn, a new report has found.
Analysis by the Climate
Council found Australia was likely to experience a sea level rise of 0.4m to ...
In decades of public debate about global warming, one assumption has been accepted by virtually all factions - that tackling it would necessarily be costly. But a new report casts doubt on that idea, declaring that the necessary fixes could wind ...
The New York state elections just concluded, and the national
midterms are still weeks away, but there is a campaign office in downtown Manhattan that has just gone into overdrive. Volunteers there are hard at work on another deadline: Sept. ...
Bird-watching in South Sound will undergo a radical change in the decades ahead if global warming continues unchecked.A new National
Audubon Society study concludes that nearly half the bird species in the continental United States and ...
The desolate stretch of Highway 133 crests a Rocky Mountain pass and settles into a valley where some of the world's most valuable coal is located -- and the landowner is the US taxpayer.
If there is a "war on coal' by President Obama, ...
Since the 1980s, the dangerous long-term consequences of largely human-caused climate
disruption have been plainly and forcefully explained to us. Repeatedly, scientists -- generally a conservative lot -- have issue
d new reports that promise ...
Rural campaIgners have urged the Government to consider the impact of fracking on the half a billion pound a year local tourism economy.
Concern is growing that drilling for oil and gas in parts of Yorkshire, including potential bids in ...
For a country where oil generates a fifth of economic output, Norway is surprisingly green.
Ever since it struck oil under the North Sea in the late 1960s, Norway has tried to find a balance between profiting from oil and natural gas and ...
Early explorers named this area Perdido, the Spanish word for "lost," because it was apparently so hard to find -- tucked away on a bay that stretches for miles. The eponym may be more appropriate today than ever, with the beachfront here ...
Nuclear power in the UK has turned out much safer than environmentalists worried it would be.
Friends of the Earth, which feared the threat of a catastrophic Chernobyl-style meltdown in the UK, is now less concerned. Fear of nuclear ...
The World Meteorological Organization announced this week that climate
change pollution has reached record levels. Carbon pollution alone -- one of the most potent greenhouse gases -- had its biggest spike in 30 years. These measurements tell an ...
Earlier this summer, I was invited to write an essay on humanity’s troubled relationship with the changing atmosphere for a special issue
of Audubon Magazine centered on the Audubon Society’s comprehensive new report on birds in a changing ...
More than half of the bird species in North America, including the bald eagle and the official birds of eight US states, are being seriously threatened by global climate
change, the National
Audubon Society revealed in a new report published on ...