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2020-01-20
 

Central banks can't save the world from climate change, BIS says Central banks can't be expected to save the world from climate change, a new book by the Bank for International Settlement said on Monday, urging ins...
14:28, 2020-01-20

Climate Change Takes Center Stage in Davos With businesses under pressure to act, solutions are emerging, but not fast enough, some participants fear....
14:08, 2020-01-20

Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items One of the world's biggest users of plastic plans to phase out most single-use items by 2025....
12:28, 2020-01-20

Nepal rescuers call off search for trekkers after new avalanches Rescuers in Nepal called off efforts on Monday to find seven people, including four South Korean trekkers, after fresh avalanches hit the Annapurna r...
12:28, 2020-01-20

Japan, U.S. lead survey's corporate climate change action 'A List' BT , Danone , Microsoft and Sony are among 178 companies with top marks in the latest global ranking of transparency and action on climate change....
11:12, 2020-01-20

Australian budget surplus in doubt as bushfire funding boosted Australia on Monday boosted emergency funding for small businesses hit by bushfires that have ravaged the country for months, as the mounting costs o...
09:52, 2020-01-20

Philippine volcano recharging, scientist says, as shops, hotels told to keep shut A restive volcano in the Philippines has a high risk of eruption as it is "recharging" with fresh magma and rising emissions of toxic gas, a top scie...
09:52, 2020-01-20

Climate change pushes investors to take their temperature Move over revenue growth and dividend payouts: it's time to take your portfolio's temperature....
08:36, 2020-01-20

Australia's platypus fights for survival amid prolonged drought Australia's platypus is under severe stress as the continent's prolonged drought dries up river beds, leaving one of the world's most peculiar animal...
07:52, 2020-01-20

After fire, dust and hail play havoc on Australian summer Drought-ravaged parts of rural Australia have been hit by dust storms that threaten to drift over more heavily populated cities including Sydney, bri...
07:52, 2020-01-20

Sports need to do more to combat climate change: lobby group The bushfire smoke that hampered the buildup to the Australian Open highlights the need for Tennis Australia to be doing much more to combat climate ...
07:20, 2020-01-20

U.N.'s decarbonisation target for shipping to cost over $1 trillion: study At least $1 trillion of investment in new fuel technology is needed to enable the shipping industry to meet U.N. targets for cuts in carbon emissions...
06:40, 2020-01-20

Australia's flame-scarred Kangaroo Valley calls for tourists to return Hard-hit businesses in Australia's blaze-ravaged Kangaroo Valley are calling for tourists to return now that the wildfires are under control, and fea...
05:56, 2020-01-20

Alaska volcano spews thick ash cloud, triggering aviation warning An Alaska volcano that has been rumbling since midsummer shot ash about 5 miles (8 km) into the sky on Sunday, triggering a warning to aviators and d...
04:32, 2020-01-20

Australia boosts emergency funding for bushfire-affected businesses Australia on Monday boosted emergency grants and loans for small businesses hit by bushfires that have ravaged the country during the peak tourist se...
03:00, 2020-01-20

Is China addicted to coal? China is a country caught in the middle of a global struggle: to develop but also be green....
02:20, 2020-01-20

IEA warns oil companies doing nothing on emissions is not an option Oil and gas companies must boost investment in low carbon energies or face an increasing backlash that could threaten their long-term profits and soc...
01:40, 2020-01-20

Storm Gloria batters Spain with high winds and snowfall Powerful Storm Gloria lashed parts of Spain on Sunday with high winds, heavy rain and snow, forcing the closure of Alicante airport and killing one m...
20:04, 2020-01-19

SpaceX completes emergency crew escape manoeuvre The US company demonstrates how it would rescue astronauts during a failing rocket launch....
19:48, 2020-01-19

Tesla moves a step closer to opening first European factory with German property deal U.S. electric car pioneer Tesla has agreed to buy a property on the outskirts of Berlin, bringing it a step closer to opening its first European fact...
19:24, 2020-01-19

Hundreds of troops to help Canadian province recover from huge blizzard Between 150 and 200 Canadian troops should be in the Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador by the end of Sunday to help it dig out from a ma...
19:24, 2020-01-19

How This Man's Traumatic Brain Injury Made Him a Master Painter This former car salesman has the artistic skills that would take years to develop. But he became a master painter literally overnight....
18:00, 2020-01-19

Why January is Known As the Most Depressing Month of the Year While December is when people are in the joyful, and giving spirit because of the holidays, January is reportedly the time they have to pay for it....
18:00, 2020-01-19

SpaceX completes emergency crew capsule escape The US company demonstrates how it would rescue astronauts during a failing rocket launch....
17:08, 2020-01-19

Search for South Korean trekkers missing in Nepal could take weeks-rescuers A search and rescue operation for the four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali guides missing after being struck by an avalanche in northwest Nepa...
16:48, 2020-01-19

Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes Southern Xinjiang in China: EMSC A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Southern Xinjiang, China on Sunday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said....
15:44, 2020-01-19

Boat protesters in Venice take on damage from big ships Hundreds of people in small rowing boats protested in front of Venice's St Mark's Square on Sunday to denounce what they say is a proliferation of mo...
15:44, 2020-01-19

China publishes new standards for copper and aluminum scrap China's market regulator published new standards for high-grade copper scrap and aluminum scrap metal on Sunday, shedding some light on what material...
15:44, 2020-01-19

Tennis: Extreme heat, fires to affect sports more through climate change - report The poor air quality which left players fighting for breath at Melbourne Park last week, and the extreme heat which disrupted the tournament in the p...
15:20, 2020-01-19

Climate activists dressed as koalas set off on mountain hike to Davos Climate activists set off on a three-day hike from Landquart in eastern Switzerland to the ski resort of Davos on Sunday to draw attention to global ...
15:20, 2020-01-19

Qatar to build solar power plant with Total and Marubeni Qatar has signed an agreement with France's Total and Japan's Marubeni to build a solar power project with capacity of about 800 megawatts (MW), Qata...
12:32, 2020-01-19

Hoping to Shape the Conversation at Davos Members of the Global Shapers Community, a network of young people at the World Economic Forum, talk about what they’re hoping to accomplish at this ...
12:28, 2020-01-19

Australian government says to support tourism industry as bushfires recede The Australian government said on Sunday it will provide financial aid to the country's tourism sector that's been badly hit by long-lasting bushfire...
09:04, 2020-01-19

Former UN chief Perez de Cuéllar celebrates his 100th birthday The fifth Secretary-General, Javier Perez de Cuéllar, whose UN career began with the first ever General Assembly meeting in 1946, celebrates his 100t...
03:36, 2020-01-19

Australian government to aid tourism industry as bushfires recede The Australian government said on Sunday it will channel A$76 million ($52 million) to the tourism industry as recent heavy rains have dampened many ...
03:12, 2020-01-19

A Climate Show Was Canceled. Then Came the Finger-Pointing. One of the nation’s most successful theaters, the Public, shortened the run of a monologue by a prominent artist-activist, Josh Fox. Now each party i...
03:00, 2020-01-19

Police detain 185 climate protesters at Brussels car show Police detained 185 protesters in central Brussels on Saturday after the environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion staged demonstrations at a ...
00:40, 2020-01-19

Canada's government to help Newfoundland dig out after massive blizzard Canada's federal government will help Newfoundland on the Atlantic coast dig out in the wake of a massive winter blizzard that buried cars and left t...
00:08, 2020-01-19

"You're stealing our water": Germans protest against Tesla gigafactory Around 250 Germans on Saturday protested in the outskirts of Berlin where electric car startup Tesla is planning to build a gigafactory, saying its c...
20:32, 2020-01-18

Doctors Said Survival Was Slim. Now 1, Addilyn Is a Miracle for This Tennessee Town Addilyn Woodard celebrated her first birthday with an extravagant party attended by dozens of family and friends, all overjoyed to take part in the i...
20:00, 2020-01-18

Airport, businesses still closed after blizzard hits Canada's Newfoundland The airport and businesses remained closed in the capital of Newfoundland in Atlantic Canada on Saturday in the wake of a massive winter blizzard tha...
18:44, 2020-01-18

Brazilian tribes back manifesto to save Amazon habitat from Bolsonaro Leaders of native tribes in Brazil issued a rallying call to protect the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous people from what they called the "genoc...
18:44, 2020-01-18

Colombian farmers under pressure from frosts linked to climate change Potato farmer Pedro Gomez stared out across rows and rows of ruined potato plants, the usually green foliage brown and withered by heavy frost....
10:44, 2020-01-18

Smoke threat recedes as Australian Open approaches Fears of disruption to the Australian Open from bushfire smoke receded on Saturday but some players were clearly concerned about the conditions their...
09:24, 2020-01-18

Donations Are Pouring Into Australia. Now What? As people around the world respond to the fire crisis, organizations find themselves trying to efficiently distribute tens of millions of dollars....
07:16, 2020-01-18

Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions Thunderstorms lashed parts of Australia's east coast early on Saturday, causing road closures and lash flooding, but the country was still battling n...
03:44, 2020-01-18

Brazil's answer to Greta Thunberg wants help protecting Amazon rainforest and its tribes She is only 16 and from a remote Brazilian village on the Tapajos River in the heart of the Amazon, but her plea has been heard at the United Nations...
02:20, 2020-01-18

SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape A final technology demonstration from the California company should clear the way to fly astronauts....
01:44, 2020-01-18

Children and Teen's Climate Change Lawsuit Dismissed by U.S. Court Two of three judges on the panel said that climate change was an issue for lawmakers, not the courts....
23:56, 2020-01-17

Children, young adults cannot sue U.S. government over climate change: ruling A U.S. federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit by children and young adults who claimed they had a constitutional right to be protected f...
23:56, 2020-01-17

Blizzard slams Canada's Newfoundland, state of emergency declared in capital A winter blizzard hammered Canada's Atlantic coast on Friday packing wind gusts of more than 120 km/h (75 mph) and dumping more than 60 cm (2 feet) i...
23:56, 2020-01-17

Son of Missing Idaho Mom Pleads With Her to Return His Siblings: 'You Have the Power to End This' Joshua Vallow, 7, and his sister, Tylee Ryan, 17, have not been seen since September 23 and police believe the siblings are in serious danger....
23:52, 2020-01-17

Baby Drowns in Tub After Mom Leaves to Get Some "Me Time": Cops Lindsee Leonardo, 32, is accused of leaving her son, Aiden, in the bathtub with his 2-year-old sister. Cops say the mom told them she wanted to take ...
23:52, 2020-01-17

Wife Gets 25 Years in Prison For Poisoning Husband's Water with Eye Drops The Visine incident was not the first time prosecutors reportedly say Lana Clayton tried to do away with her husband, Steven....
23:52, 2020-01-17

Why Pineapples in This Filipino Town Are Now Gray Jack Imperial, 49, planned to harvest his one-hectare pineapple plantation to sell the fruit to tourists from his store at a local market in Tagaytay...
23:52, 2020-01-17

One skier killed, another hurt in California avalanche One man was killed and another seriously hurt on Friday when they were caught in an avalanche at a northern California ski resort, the local sheriff'...
22:56, 2020-01-17

Capacity of cities to tackle climate change key in ‘crucial battle’ for planet’s preservation, says UN chief Cities – hubs of creativity and new ideas – can provide solutions to resolve humanity’s “suicide war” against nature, and lead the world towards a su...
22:08, 2020-01-17

Rhode Island Governor aims for 100% renewable power by 2030 Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed an executive order on Friday aiming for renewable energy to provide all of the state's electricity by 2030...
21:28, 2020-01-17

U.S. appeals court orders dismissal of youth climate change lawsuit A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit by children and young adults who claimed they had a constitutional right to be protected from c...
20:52, 2020-01-17

California sues Trump administration over drilling plan California on Friday sued the Trump administration over its plan to open up more than a million acres of public lands in the Golden State to oil and ...
20:52, 2020-01-17

Serbians don masks and take to smog-filled streets to demand cleaner air Hundreds of protesters, some wearing surgical masks and respirators, took to the streets of the Serbian capital Belgrade on Friday, demanding the gov...
20:52, 2020-01-17

Paraguay braces for deadly Dengue fever outbreak Paraguay is bracing for a potential major epidemic of Dengue fever after recording close to 7,000 suspected cases in the first two weeks of 2020, sim...
20:04, 2020-01-17

Court Quashes Youth Climate Change Case Against Government Two of three judges on the panel said that climate change was an issue for lawmakers, not the courts....
20:00, 2020-01-17

U.S. appeals court orders dismissal of youth climate lawsuit A federal appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit by children and young adults who claimed U.S. government climate policy put their future in jeo...
19:20, 2020-01-17

'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist Greta says ahead of Davos Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and a crowd of some 10,000 protesters marched in the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday before many of them head to Dav...
17:48, 2020-01-17

Ashes to bricks: Philippine city helps others rebuild after volcano A Philippine city shrouded in ash from the nearby Taal volcano has turned adversity into an opportunity to help neighboring towns hit by the natural ...
16:12, 2020-01-17

Bloomberg plan would make all new U.S. cars electric by 2035 Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg unveiled a plan on Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions from transportation by making elec...
16:12, 2020-01-17

The $119 Billion Sea Wall That Could Defend New York … or Not A six-mile-long barrier would help protect the city from floodwaters during fierce storms like Sandy, but critics say rising seas make the option ina...
15:32, 2020-01-17

German power grid firms need sharp rise in renewable generation capacity by 2035 Germany's four power grid operators said on Friday that a sharp rise in the country's renewable generation capacity was needed over the next 15 years...
15:20, 2020-01-17

'It was going for my throat': Florida python hunters wrestle invasive snakes Thomas Aycock's life flashed before his eyes one night in the Everglades as a 13-foot Burmese python squeezed his arm and a leg in its coils. Aycock,...
15:20, 2020-01-17

Dinosaur extinction: 'Asteroid strike was real culprit' A team of scientists discounts the idea that large-scale volcanism drove the demise of the dinosaurs....
14:28, 2020-01-17

Australia fires: 'Apocalypse' comes to Kangaroo Island Australia's Kangaroo Island has been likened to Noah's Ark - but its unique wildlife is under threat....
14:28, 2020-01-17

Australian Open organizers on alert for return of bushfire smoke Cool temperatures and smoke-free skies gave Australian Open organizers a second day of reprieve on Friday and they will keep their fingers crossed th...
12:04, 2020-01-17

'We can't wait': Maldives desperate for funds as islands risk going under The tropical Maldives may lose entire islands unless it can quickly access cheap financing to fight the impact of climate change, its foreign ministe...
12:04, 2020-01-17

Taal volcano's inner lake all but gone in eruption Satellites continue to monitor the Philippines volcano which has experienced a lull in activity....
09:28, 2020-01-17

Watching the Beach Town of My Childhood Burn The beach town of Mallacoota is mythologized in my family as the place we returned to every summer. I visited again after it was ravaged by fire, to ...
08:32, 2020-01-17

Philippine residents retrieve animals, belongings amid threat of volcano eruption Thousands of residents under orders to evacuate from a town near the Philippine volcano Taal were allowed to briefly visit homes on Friday to rescue ...
07:20, 2020-01-17

Hold the Phone, Sydney … It’s Raining. For one gray and drenching moment, or a few hours in some places, strong rain doused some of Australia’s deadly flames. And all rejoiced....
07:08, 2020-01-17

Australia town mourns volunteer firefighter fallen in bushfires Firefighters, family and the small Australian town of Holbrook hailed fallen volunteer firefighter Samuel McPaul a hero in a solemn funeral on Friday...
06:24, 2020-01-17

Japan firms take few steps to brace for increasing floods: Reuters poll Japanese companies have contingency plans for the floods that increasingly drench this island nation, but most have done little to fortify facilities...
06:24, 2020-01-17

China to curb farming near rivers in push to reverse water pollution - official China will impose more curbs on agriculture and widen restrictions on industrial development in the next five years in a bid to protect scarce, alrea...
06:24, 2020-01-17

Southern Mexico hit by 5.6 magnitude earthquake - national seismological center A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit the southern Mexican state Oaxaca, close to Salina Cruz, on Thursday, the country's National Seismological Center repo...
05:08, 2020-01-17

Brazil's tribes stride into digital age to defend their culture, forests In the 1980's Brazil's first indigenous Congressman, Xavante chief Juruna, went around with a recorder to tape conversations with other politicians b...
05:08, 2020-01-17

New maps reveal Scotland's seabird breeding hotspots Conservationists mapped the most critical areas of Scotland for endangered birds like the kittiwake....
03:08, 2020-01-17

Climate change: Can Glasgow go carbon neutral? As more cities declare climate emergencies, we look at how Glasgow aims to cancel out its carbon footprint....
02:44, 2020-01-17

British Airways often worse than rivals on emissions: consumer group British Airways flights can pump out more carbon emissions per passenger than rival airlines on certain routes, according to the consumer group "Whic...
02:32, 2020-01-17

Australia's bushfire-stricken east welcomes drenching rain Intense thunderstorms with heavy rains dampened bushfires on Australia east coast on Friday and brought relief to farmers in three states battling a ...
02:32, 2020-01-17

From Australian bushfire ashes, a community rises in solidarity For two weeks, builder Rod Dunn has been living at a showground in a borrowed caravan, wearing an old coat donated by a friend....
00:48, 2020-01-17

Aid to vulnerable Iraqis may ‘come to a complete halt within weeks’ Aid to vulnerable people in Iraq risks being completely blocked within weeks, warned the UN’s humanitarian chief in Iraq, Marta Ruedas, on Tuesday, a...
22:56, 2020-01-16

Microsoft to erase its carbon footprint, past and future, in climate push Microsoft Corp on Thursday set a new ambition among Fortune 500 companies in addressing climate change, pledging to remove as much carbon as it has e...
21:56, 2020-01-16

Colombia to increase monitoring to curb deforestation, minister says Colombia's environment minister said on Thursday the Andean country will increase monitoring of its jungles and forests to fight deforestation and pr...
21:56, 2020-01-16

How Hard Is It to Quit Coal? For Germany, 18 Years and $44 Billion The 18-year time frame shows how costly and politically complicated it is to leave the world's dirtiest fossil fuel in the ground....
21:08, 2020-01-16

New York sues Trump administration to enforce Clean Air Act New York and Connecticut sued the Trump administration on Thursday, alleging it has failed to enforce the U.S. Clean Air Act and allowed five neighbo...
21:08, 2020-01-16

Climate crisis ‘affecting quality of life and fuelling discontent’ The climate crisis, as well as persistently high inequalities, and rising levels of food insecurity and undernourishment, is affecting the quality of...
19:20, 2020-01-16

U.S. presidential hopeful Bloomberg unveils plan to cut wildfire losses in half U.S. presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg on Thursday unveiled a plan that he claims will halve property losses and deaths from catastrophic wildfi...
19:12, 2020-01-16

Factbox: Big Tech and their carbon pledges Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it would take out of the atmosphere as much carbon as the company had ever produced, joining U.S. tech giants in sett...
19:12, 2020-01-16

In climate push, Microsoft to erase its carbon footprint from atmosphere Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it aims to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits by 2030 and that by 2050, it hopes to have taken out ...
19:12, 2020-01-16

Taal volcano lake all but gone in eruption Satellites continue to monitor the Philippines volcano which has experienced a lull in activity....
19:04, 2020-01-16

Microsoft makes 'carbon negative' pledge The tech giant pledges to remove all the carbon it has emitted since its founding in 1975....
19:04, 2020-01-16

Climate crisis ‘affecting quality of life and fuelling discontent' The climate crisis, as well as persistently high inequalities, and rising levels of food insecurity and undernourishment, is affecting the quality of...
18:32, 2020-01-16

Facts and figures behind our climate and weather What can the weather tell us about our changing planet? Ben Rich looks at the latest data in the first of our new monthly series, Climate Check....
18:20, 2020-01-16

Germany's RWE to cut one in three jobs in $2.9 billion coal exit deal RWE , Germany's biggest power producer, will cut about 6,000 jobs, or nearly a third of its current workforce, by 2030 as the country moves to phase-...
17:08, 2020-01-16

U.S. clean energy investment hits new record despite Trump administration views Clean energy investment in the United States surged to a fresh record of $55.5 billion last year, despite the government's attempts to roll back supp...
17:08, 2020-01-16

Should Public Transit Be Free? More Cities Say, Why Not? Mayors are considering waiving fares for bus service as a way to fight inequality and lower carbon emissions. Critics wonder who will pay for it....
17:04, 2020-01-16

Nestle to invest billions to boost use of recycled plastics Food giant Nestle will invest up to 2 billion Swiss francs ($2.07 billion) to source more recycled plastics for packaging its products and reduce its...
16:44, 2020-01-16

Rescuers hunt for survivors as Pakistan landslide death toll rises Army helicopters flew rescue missions for the third day running in an avalanche-hit area of Pakistani-Kashmir as the death toll from the disaster ros...
16:44, 2020-01-16

Man arrested in Peru airport with 20 birds in suitcase The Belgian traveller was trying to smuggle the protected species from Peru to Spain, officers say....
16:20, 2020-01-16

This Barber's Words for Mom Who Allegedly Ran Him Over After He Accidentally Nicked Son During Haircut Brian Martin is recovering from surgery for a broken leg, while 28-year-old Ruby Delgadillo is being held on bail and awaiting trial for attempted mu...
16:16, 2020-01-16

Why Aly Raisman Won't Compete in the 2020 Olympics There had been rumors that Raisman, who lives in Massachusetts, wasn’t planning on competing....
16:16, 2020-01-16

Mom Says Bus Driver Did Nothing as 5-Year-Old Daughter Was Bullied, Put in Chokehold on Bus The mom says her daughter no longer takes the school bus and they are now reportedly pursuing charges....
16:16, 2020-01-16

Germany's RWE to cut nearly a third of workforce in coal phase-out RWE , Germany's biggest power producer, will cut about 6,000 jobs by 2030, or nearly a third of its current workforce, due to an agreed phase-out of ...
16:04, 2020-01-16

Poland and Germany to be top beneficiaries of 100 bln euro EU climate fund Poland and Germany will be the biggest beneficiaries of a new 100-billion-euro ($112 billion) EU fund designed to help coal-dependent regions move to...
15:20, 2020-01-16

Germany adds brown coal to energy exit under landmark deal Germany is set to become the first country to drop both nuclear and coal power under a landmark agreement to compensate workers, companies and region...
15:20, 2020-01-16

Poland and Germany to be top beneficiaries of 100 billion euro EU climate fund Poland and Germany will be the biggest beneficiaries of a new 100-billion-euro ($112 billion) EU fund designed to help coal-dependent regions move to...
14:48, 2020-01-16

UK's Attenborough says 'moment of crisis' has come on climate British naturalist David Attenborough said the "moment of crisis" had come in the fight against climate change, warning that governments' targets for...
14:48, 2020-01-16

Poland delighted with EU climate fund proposal A European Union fund designed to help coal-reliant regions move toward a greener economy is very good news for Poland, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawi...
14:48, 2020-01-16

Brazil prosecutors threaten to revive $37 billion lawsuit over Samarco delays: source Brazil's federal prosecutors' office has threatened to revive a 155 billion reais ($37 billion) lawsuit against Vale SA and BHP Group, citing delays ...
14:48, 2020-01-16

Philippine grandma sews face masks for Taal volcano evacuees When demand and prices of face masks shot up after a small yet destructive volcano south of the Philippine capital suddenly spewed volcanic ash, a 61...
14:48, 2020-01-16

Philippines volcano: UN stands ready with support, as thousands told to flee The UN is concerned over warnings issued by Philippines’ authorities that volcanic eruptions on the country’s most populous island could last “days, ...
14:24, 2020-01-16

UK PM Johnson meets Bank of England's Carney to discuss climate finance British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is meeting the Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Thursday to discuss climate finance, Johnson's spokesman ...
13:08, 2020-01-16

Germany to cancel emissions allowances of shut-down lignite plants Germany plans to cancel the emission allowances of lignite-fired power plants to be shut down as part of a broader effort to phase-out the fuel, a sp...
13:08, 2020-01-16

Germany agrees 40 billion euro coal exit deal for states, companies Germany has agreed to compensation of about 40 billion euros ($45 billion) for affected regions, workers and companies as part of plans to end its us...
12:24, 2020-01-16

Smoke clears in Melbourne, organizers defend playing qualifiers The Melbourne skies were largely clear of bushfire smoke on Thursday as Australian Open organizers defended their decision to continue playing qualif...
12:24, 2020-01-16

Reducing Fire, and Cutting Carbon Emissions, the Aboriginal Way As blazes rage in southern Australia, Indigenous fire-prevention techniques that have sharply cut destructive bushfires in the north are drawing new ...
11:48, 2020-01-16

Climate change: What do all the terms mean? Use our translator tool to find out what all the scientific terms used to discuss climate change actually mean....
11:40, 2020-01-16

First stranded Orca found in almost 20 years in the Wash The dead 15ft (4.5m) long juvenile killer whale was found on the coast of Norfolk and Lincolnshire....
11:40, 2020-01-16

Residents of Philippine volcano isle race to rescue stranded horses At the crack of dawn on Thursday, Manolito Malaluan set out with a band of rescuers to ferry to safety two horses trapped on a Philippine island wher...
11:36, 2020-01-16

Intesa Sanpaolo CEO says ready to fund 50 billion euros in green investments Italy's biggest retail bank Intesa Sanpaolo is ready to fund 50 billion euros in green investments in Italy, Chief Executive Carlo Messina said on Th...
11:36, 2020-01-16

Germany to compensate RWE with 2.6 billion euro for coal exit: sources The German government plans to compensate utility RWE with around 2.6 billion euros ($2.9 billion) for costs related to the country's planned coal ex...
10:56, 2020-01-16

Our Planet Matters: Climate change explained It's been linked to a year of extremes – from bushfires to torrential rains – but what is it?...
10:24, 2020-01-16

Nestle to invest up to 2 billion Swiss francs to shift to recycled plastics Food giant Nestle said on Thursday it would invest up to 2 billion Swiss francs ($2.07 billion) to source more recycled plastics to package its produ...
09:36, 2020-01-16

Uniper's Datteln 4 coal-fired power plant will be connected to grid: conservative Uniper's Datteln 4 coal-fired power plant will be connected to the grid, a senior German conservative said on Thursday after a meeting between Chance...
08:48, 2020-01-16

Germany to help regions, employees, companies affected by coal exit: Government spokesman The German government said on Thursday that energy-intensive companies who compete internationally can get an annual subsidy from 2023 to compensate ...
08:48, 2020-01-16

Australia seen waiting till March for sustained rains to douse bushfires Australia will have to wait until March for rains heavy enough to bring sustained relief from dry weather that has fueled deadly bushfires, the count...
08:48, 2020-01-16

Australian bushfires wipe out historic surf board collection White cinders, a few fins and melted board skins are all that remain of Australian surfer David Ford's 260-strong collection of irreplaceable vintage...
08:48, 2020-01-16

Search dog Taylor a bushfire-hit koala's best friend Taylor, a 4-year-old English springer spaniel, has been among the hard working rescuers during Australia's bushfire crisis....
08:48, 2020-01-16

Australian tourism industry seeks urgent help as cost of bushfires grows Australia's peak tourism body estimated the country's bushfire crisis has so far cost the industry almost A$1 billion ($690 million) and called for u...
08:48, 2020-01-16

Rising sea levels threaten sovereign credit ratings: Moody's Economic shocks stemming from rising sea levels pose a long-term risk to the sovereign credit ratings of dozens of countries which have large areas a...
07:24, 2020-01-16

Our Planet Matters: What's the BBC plan all about? The BBC plans a raft of new services and shows examining climate change and the state of our planet....
06:40, 2020-01-16

Our Planet Matters: What is climate change? It's been linked to a year of extremes – from bushfires to torrential rains – but what is it?...
06:12, 2020-01-16

Sir David Attenborough warns of climate 'crisis moment' We're at a pivotal point in efforts to tackle climate change, the naturalist and broadcaster warns....
06:12, 2020-01-16

Merkel, state leaders agree terms of brown coal exit: document Germany has reached an agreement with the regions most affected by a plan to phase out the use of brown coal, or lignite, for its power plants by pro...
04:52, 2020-01-16

Brazilian tribes and forest tappers unite against Bolsonaro Brazilian indigenous tribes and rubber tappers joined forces on Wednesday to oppose steps by Brazilian far-right President Jair Bolsonaro that they s...
04:52, 2020-01-16

Philippine volcano shows signs of calming, but danger remains A Philippine volcano that has been spewing ash for days appeared to be calming down on Thursday, but seismologists said the danger of an eruption rem...
04:52, 2020-01-16

Florida agrees to buy swath of Everglades to protect it from oil drilling The state of Florida has reached a deal with a private real estate firm to buy a large swath of environmentally sensitive wetlands in the heart of th...
03:56, 2020-01-16

Meet the NASA intern who discovered a new planet on his third day This teenager found a new planet on the third day of his internship at the US space agency....
02:36, 2020-01-16

Clearer weather allows AusOpen qualifying to start on time Cooler temperatures and clearing skies following torrential rain on Wednesday allowed officials to continue the qualifying tournament for the Austral...
02:20, 2020-01-16

China's 2019 winter pollution gains offset by worsening in other regions: study Smog-prone regions near Beijing and Shanghai posted big improvements in air quality in late 2019, but pollution in other parts of China worsened as d...
02:20, 2020-01-16

Poor air could hit players hard in long matches at Australian Open: Evert Tennis great Chris Evert said player health is a serious concern heading into this year's Australian Open where poor air quality could hit competitor...
02:00, 2020-01-16

Britain launches farm bill as Brexit paves way for major reforms An agriculture bill will be introduced in Britain's parliament on Thursday, with funding for the industry increasingly linked to tackling environment...
02:00, 2020-01-16

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Defended by Fans and Friends on Social Media Since announcing they were stepping back from royal duties, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get even more attention....
00:36, 2020-01-16

2019 second hottest year on record, UN confirms Last year was the second warmest year on record, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) confirmed on Wednesday....
23:32, 2020-01-15

UN peacekeepers protecting hundreds displaced by Central African Republic fighting Fresh clashes in the Central African Republic’s southeast have driven some 400 people to seek shelter at a UN base there, the United Nations Spokespe...
23:04, 2020-01-15

Parts of British Columbia in grip of rare, extreme cold weather Parts of British Columbia were in the grip of rare and extreme cold weather on Wednesday, resulting in school and daycare closures in Vancouver and t...
22:40, 2020-01-15

2019 was second-hottest year ever, more extreme weather ahead: WMO Last year was the Earth's second-hottest since records began, and the world should brace itself for more extreme weather events like the bushfires ra...
21:00, 2020-01-15

Mask-wearing Bosnians take to streets in air pollution protest Hundreds of protesters wearing white masks took to the streets of the Bosnian town of Tuzla on Wednesday to demand government action on air pollution...
20:36, 2020-01-15

ValueAct's Ubben cheers BlackRock's new stance on climate change Investor Jeffrey Ubben, already betting there is money to be made from coaxing corporations into being better citizens, gained an ally on Tuesday whe...
18:44, 2020-01-15

Last year was Earth's second-warmest: U.S. government report Last year was the world's second-warmest in 140 years of record-keeping, according to a U.S. government report published on Wednesday....
18:44, 2020-01-15

2019 was second-hottest year ever, more extreme weather coming: WMO Last year was the second-hottest year since records began, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday, adding that heat was likely...
18:44, 2020-01-15

Shipping players look to cut carbon emissions with vessel powered by ammonia A shipbuilder and engine maker are among leading companies looking to develop a vessel that can run on ammonia as part of efforts to speed up carbon ...
18:44, 2020-01-15

Climate activists invoke German constitution to sue Merkel government German climate activists said on Wednesday they were suing Chancellor Angela Merkel's government over what they say is its insufficient action to tac...
18:44, 2020-01-15

Schools, daycares shut in Vancouver due to cold weather Schools and daycares in British Columbia's Vancouver School District were closed on Wednesday due to a rare extreme cold weather front that is hittin...
18:44, 2020-01-15

Climate change: Last decade confirmed as warmest on record Global data from three agencies also shows that 2019 was the second warmest year since 1850....
17:40, 2020-01-15

Philippines volcano: UN aid operation in place as thousands told to flee The UN is concerned over warnings issued by Philippines’ authorities that volcanic eruptions on the country’s most populous island could last “days, ...
17:20, 2020-01-15

Girl buried under Pakistan avalanche for 18 hours is found alive A 12-year-old girl was found alive on Wednesday after being buried for 18 hours when an avalanche in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir engulfed the family ...
16:32, 2020-01-15

Body of 14-Year-Old Harley Dilly Found Trapped Inside Chimney of Ohio Home Harley Dilly had been missing since Dec. 20 and was last captured on surveillance footage walking to school that morning....
16:20, 2020-01-15

Food Falls From the Sky to Feed Australian Wallabies During Wildfires Officials in Australia are dropping thousands of pounds of carrots and sweet potatoes out of airplanes to endangered wallabies down below....
16:20, 2020-01-15

The Most Important Things Parents Can Do After Losing a Child, According to This Therapist The death of 20-year-old Disney star Cameron Boyce left his parents to deal with their grief, a reminder of the heavy weight parents carry after losi...
16:20, 2020-01-15

Cardiff congestion: £2 charge plan to cut city traffic Cardiff could join London and Durham and charge city centre drivers to meet clean air targets....
14:56, 2020-01-15

Scientists hope to revive near-extinct northern white rhino in Kenya Scientists working to save the northern white rhinoceros from extinction plan to implant its artificially developed embryos in another, more abundant...
14:20, 2020-01-15

Bulgaria names new environment minister amid water crisis Bulgaria's parliament approved Emil Dimitrov as environment minister on Wednesday after prosecutors charged his predecessor with deliberate mismanage...
13:32, 2020-01-15

Leaders fear for planet as they pack for 'green' Davos Climate change and environmental destruction top the risks highlighted by world decision-makers in a survey ahead of the 2020 gathering of the global...
13:32, 2020-01-15

Analysts cut near-term carbon price forecasts as British supply looms Analysts have lowered forecasts for the price of European Union carbon permits for 2020 as a restart to British auctioning of permits, expected follo...
13:32, 2020-01-15

Not in our backyard: Portuguese villagers raise a stink over trash landfill Conceicao Gaspar looks out from her house on a lush green landscape but the Portuguese pensioner cannot enjoy the view because she knows the trees co...
13:32, 2020-01-15

In quake-hit Puerto Rico even the bees are fleeing their homes Puerto Rican bees are abandoning hives as weeks of earthquakes disrupt colonies, experts said, raising concerns that a subspecies seen as a possible ...
12:32, 2020-01-15

Cardiff congestion: £2 charge plan to help meet clean air targets Cardiff could join London and Durham and charge city centre drivers to meet clean air targets....
12:28, 2020-01-15

Australia's dinosaur-era pines live on after bushfire rescue Australia's Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and now firefighters have nursed them through the country's worst bushfires in generations to live ...
12:08, 2020-01-15

Wallace & Gromit's creators make new animation to try to save the seas Olivia Colman and Helen Mirren have teamed up with the creators of Wallace & Gromit in a film called Turtle Journey to raise awareness about climate ...
11:48, 2020-01-15

Polish watchdog fines Volkswagen over 'dieselgate' scandal Poland's consumer watchdog UOKiK said on Wednesday it was fining Volkswagen more than 120 million zlotys ($31.6 million) for misleading customers abo...
11:08, 2020-01-15

Angry players speak out at smoke-shrouded Australian Open qualifiers Tempers flared at the Australian Open qualifying on Wednesday as players battled through another day of smoky air and two of the game's all-time grea...
11:08, 2020-01-15

Commodities trader Trafigura to set emissions target this year LONDON - Global commodities trader Trafigura Group is looking to take a lead in the trading industry to tackle climate change and will set a target t...
11:08, 2020-01-15

Fears for planet dominate as leaders pack for 'green' Davos Risks posed by climate change and environmental destruction top the concerns of world decision-makers as they prepare to head to this year's meeting ...
11:08, 2020-01-15

Gray pineapples: Volcano devastates Philippines farm Farmer Jack Imperial woke to a picture of devastation after ash spewed from a volcano in the Philippines - his verdant green pineapple field had been...
11:08, 2020-01-15

BlackRock Puts Climate Change Center Stage The $7 trillion investment giant says it will make environmental concerns a key investment focus, and Wall Street may have no choice but to follow su...
10:12, 2020-01-15

Farming family faces bleak future after deadly Australian bushfires (Note strong language in paragraph 3.) There is little that Australia's deadly bushfires didn't take from dairy and cattle farmers Tim and Warren Sta...
07:52, 2020-01-15

Australia softens climate change rhetoric as bushfires, and voters, rage Three years ago, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, then Treasurer, brandished a lump of coal in parliament as a totem of how the ruling conse...
07:12, 2020-01-15

'All in God's hands': Volcano evacuees hunker down in Philippines The fine ash drifting into the school gym on gusts of wind is a constant reminder for evacuees in the Philippines of the volcano that threatens to bu...
06:40, 2020-01-15

"All in God's hands": Volcano evacuees hunker down in Philippines The fine ash drifting into the school gym on gusts of wind is a constant reminder for evacuees in the Philippines of the volcano that threatens to bu...
06:00, 2020-01-15

Forecast storms bring both relief and new risks for fire-stricken Australia Severe storms are expected to bring some relief in the coming days from huge bushfires scorching Australia but the heavy downpours could also carry t...
05:32, 2020-01-15

Birmingham car ban: How would the scheme work? A scheme to stop cars travelling across the city has been proposed, but how would it actually work?...
04:24, 2020-01-15

HS2 could threaten irreplaceable natural habitats, report warns Wildlife group says rare species could be wiped out by rail link and calls for a "greener" approach....
04:24, 2020-01-15

Forecast rain to bring both relief and new risks to fire-stricken Australia Forecast storms are expected to bring some relief on Wednesday from the huge bushfires scorching Australia but the predicted heavy downpours also car...
04:00, 2020-01-15

Congestion charge plan in Cardiff clean air scheme Cardiff could join London and Durham and charge city centre drivers to meet clean air targets....
03:12, 2020-01-15

COP26: Climate summit may cost 'several hundred million pounds' The UK government shows "lack of clarity" on funding the COP26 conference in Glasgow this year....
03:12, 2020-01-15

Reconnecting with nature 'triggers' eco-actions People with access to green spaces are more likely to be more environmentally friendly, study says....
03:12, 2020-01-15

Trump administration moves closer to rolling back U.S. vehicle fuel economy increases New rules enacting President Donald Trump's reductions in fuel efficiency standards for new vehicles through 2026 moved closer to reality on Tuesday ...
02:52, 2020-01-15

U.S. greenhouse gases to billow on Gulf Coast petrochemicals charge: study A multi-billion dollar boom in petrochemical plants proposed along the U.S. Gulf Coast could pump as much greenhouse gas into the air as 131 coal-fir...
02:52, 2020-01-15

Wildfires Mar First Days of Play at Australian Open Qualifiers Smoke from the fires shrouded the courts and caused one player to double over in coughing fits....
02:00, 2020-01-15

With Turtle Journey, Wallace & Gromit's creators aim to save the seas Beneath all the charm, Aardman Animations' new short film makes serious points about ocean plastic, rising seas and why we need a global ocean treaty...
01:48, 2020-01-15

U.S. agencies send revised fuel efficiency rules to White House for final review Two U.S. agencies sent on Tuesday to the White House for final review proposed revisions to Obama-era vehicle emissions standards through the 2026 mo...
01:44, 2020-01-15

Reconnecting with nature triggers eco-actions People with access to green spaces are more likely to be more environmentally friendly, study finds....
01:40, 2020-01-15

Poor air continues to disrupt Australian Open qualifying Australian Open qualifying was disrupted for a second successive day due to poor air quality as smoke from bushfires continued to blanket Melbourne i...
01:28, 2020-01-15

Brazil Amazon deforestation jumped 85% in 2019 vs 2018: government data Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rose 85% in 2019 compared to the previous year, according to a data-based warning system from Brazil's National Inst...
01:28, 2020-01-15

Hot and dry Australia could join the ranks of 'climate refugees' As global temperatures soar, Australia could become so hot and dry that the country's residents could become climate refugees, U.S. climatologist and...
00:28, 2020-01-15

News coverage of Australian bushfires highlight Murdoch family rift on climate The younger son and daughter-in-law of News Corp Executive Chairman and Fox Corporation Co-Chairman Rupert Murdoch took aim at both organizations' co...
00:28, 2020-01-15

Rain to bring relief, risks to fire-stricken Australia Forecasts of rain and storms are expected to bring some relief to land scorched by Australia's months-long bushfires, but heavy downpours now bring t...
00:28, 2020-01-15

Ben & Jerry's says 'happy cows' lawsuit should be sent out to pasture Ben & Jerry's said it does not deceive consumers by saying it used milk and cream from "happy cows" to make its ice cream, and that an environmental ...
23:08, 2020-01-14

Climate activists dump coal inside Swiss bank UBS Swiss climate activists dumped coal inside a branch of bank UBS on Tuesday to protest against its funding of fossil fuel projects, a day after a judg...
20:36, 2020-01-14

Amazon tribes gather to plan resistance to Brazil government Brazilian indigenous leaders on Tuesday began a four-day tribal gathering in the Amazon to plan their opposition to far-right President Jair Bolsonar...
20:36, 2020-01-14

EU sets out trillion euro plan to avert 'climate crash' The EU budget chief said the bloc needs to invest dedicated funds to avert a "climate crash" as Brussels detailed how it planned to pay for a trillio...
17:56, 2020-01-14

BlackRock vows tougher stance on climate after activist heat BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink warned company boards to step up efforts to tackle climate change, a significant shift by the world's biggest in...
17:56, 2020-01-14

BlackRock C.E.O. Larry Fink: Climate Crisis Will Reshape Finance In his influential annual letter to chief executives, Mr. Fink said his firm would avoid investments in companies that “present a high sustainability...
16:40, 2020-01-14

Slovenia latest nation to seek carbon neutrality by 2050 Slovenia became the latest country on Tuesday to declare a goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, saying it would achieve that by reduced fossil fuel use...
16:12, 2020-01-14

EU unveils plan for 'climate cash to avoid climate crash' The European Commission on Tuesday unveiled a plan to fund the EU's shift to zero CO2 emissions in 2050 while protecting areas of the bloc most depen...
15:40, 2020-01-14

Philippines struggles to evacuate reluctant villagers near volcano Nearly 40,000 people have been evacuated from near a Philippine volcano that could erupt violently at any moment, authorities said on Tuesday, but th...
15:20, 2020-01-14

Rome bans all diesel cars in battle to curb pollution Rome banned all diesel vehicles from its roads for the first time on Tuesday to try to combat rising pollution, with numerous other cities in central...
15:20, 2020-01-14

Dozens killed by avalanches in Pakistani and Indian Kashmir At least 59 people were killed and many more were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government o...
15:20, 2020-01-14

The World Saw This Australian Beach Town Burn. It’s Still Cut Off. Mallacoota, where people huddled on the shore for safety on New Year’s Eve, is rationing fuel and relying on the military for help....
14:16, 2020-01-14

At least 67 killed by avalanches in Pakistan, India: government officials At least 57 people were killed and others were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government offi...
14:00, 2020-01-14

BlackRock takes tougher stance on climate after activist heat BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink has warned company boards to step up efforts to tackle climate change, marking a significant shift in the public...
14:00, 2020-01-14

Europeans, Chinese, Americans to fly less in 2020 to fight climate change: survey Most Chinese, Europeans and U.S. citizens plan to fly less for holidays this year to limit aircraft carbon dioxide emissions and help prevent catastr...
14:00, 2020-01-14

DealBook: BlackRock Puts Climate Change Center Stage The $7 trillion investment giant says it will make environmental concerns a key investment focus, and Wall Street may have no choice but to follow su...
13:00, 2020-01-14

At least 67 dead in avalanches in Pakistan, India: government officials At least 57 people were killed and others were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government offi...
11:52, 2020-01-14

Wildfires Mar First Day of Play at Australian Open Qualifiers Smoke from the wildfires shrouded the courts and caused one player to double over in coughing fits....
10:28, 2020-01-14

BlackRock Will Put Climate Change at Center of Investment Strategy In his influential annual letter to chief executives, Larry Fink said his firm would avoid investments in companies that “present a high sustainabili...
09:52, 2020-01-14

Australia 'open for business' as cool change eases bushfire threat Australia on Tuesday urged international tourists to put aside concerns about raging bushfires after the United States downgraded a travel warning, e...
07:20, 2020-01-14

Factbox: Companies feel the heat as bushfires choke Australia A number of Australian companies have flagged damages or potential losses from bushfires, which have claimed the lives of 28 people and destroyed mor...
05:12, 2020-01-14

China to make national carbon trading 'breakthrough' by year-end: official China expects to make a "breakthrough" on the establishment of a nationwide carbon emissions trading scheme (ETS) by the end of this year, the countr...
05:12, 2020-01-14

For sale: manager of Australian bushfires app The management of a smartphone app used by millions of Australians to get live bushfire updates may be sold as its developer restructures to cut debt...
03:52, 2020-01-14

China to make national carbon trading breakthrough by year-end: official China expects to make a "breakthrough" on the establishment of a nationwide carbon emissions trading scheme (ETS) by the end of this year, the countr...
03:52, 2020-01-14

Australia's massive fires could become routine, climate scientists warn Bushfires ravaging Australia have provided a foretaste of the kinds of conditions that could become normal unless the world moves rapidly to curb emi...
03:52, 2020-01-14

Melbourne smothered in smoke as Australian bushfires burn despite cool change Australia's devastating bushfire season is far from over despite cooler weather this week, Victorian state officials warned on Tuesday as Melbourne w...
03:52, 2020-01-14

EU to unveil financial plan to shift to green economy The European Commission will propose on Tuesday how the EU can pay for shifting the region's economy to zero CO2 emissions in 2050 while protecting a...
03:52, 2020-01-14

Oldest material on Earth discovered Scientists analysing a meteorite have discovered the oldest material known to exist on Earth....
23:08, 2020-01-13

2019 Was a Record Year for Ocean Temperatures, Data Show A new analysis found 2019 was the hottest for the world's oceans. The five hottest years have also be in the past five years....
22:44, 2020-01-13

Chile charges state oil company with improper fracking in Tierra del Fuego Chile's environmental regulator on Monday charged state oil company ENAP with improper fracking in Tierra del Fuego, a wild, largely unpopulated regi...
22:40, 2020-01-13

Secrets of '1,000-year-old trees' unlocked Scientists discover how the gingko lives to such an old age, surviving for centuries or millennia....
21:40, 2020-01-13

Queen Elizabeth Now 'Supportive' of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Decision to 'Step Back' From Royal Duties Queen Elizabeth ll agreed Monday to grant the couple their wish of a more financially independent life....
21:24, 2020-01-13

Miami Zoo Renames Baby Koala 'Hope,' Donates $10,000 to Help Animals Devastated by Australia Wildfires When the little koala, once called Joey, emerged from its mother's pouch for the first time recently, the zoo felt we could all use a little more hop...
21:24, 2020-01-13

Panama Canal reduces slots for ships due to droughts Due to droughts, Panama will impose a "freshwater" charge on ships for use of water from a lake needed to maintain the Panama Canal's levels, and wil...
19:48, 2020-01-13

Climate change protest at bank 'necessary and proportional': Swiss judge The imminent danger posed by climate change means activists were not guilty of trespassing when they occupied a Swiss bank and played tennis to deman...
19:32, 2020-01-13

Australia’s Fires Test Its Winning Growth Formula The country’s vulnerable environment and growing dependence on China have raised questions about the sustainability of its economic success....
16:44, 2020-01-13

Australia fires: Aboriginal planners say the bush 'needs to burn' What would happen if Australia followed the ancient bushfire management practices of Aboriginal people?...
13:48, 2020-01-13

EU Commission bans Bayer pesticide linked to harming bees The European Commission decided on Monday not to renew approval for a pesticide linked to harming bees, effectively banning Bayer's insecticide known...
13:32, 2020-01-13

German North Sea wind capacity rose almost to 2020 target last year - TenneT Offshore wind power operators in the German North Sea raised generation capacity by 20.9% percent to 6,436 megawatts (MW) last year, grid company Ten...
13:32, 2020-01-13

U.S. coal-fired power plants closing fast despite Trump's pledge of support for industry U.S. coal-fired power plants shut down at the second-fastest pace on record in 2019, despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to prop up the industry...
13:32, 2020-01-13

Why Australia Is Burning As firefighters battle flames across the country, Australia’s prime minister is fighting to keep climate change out of the conversation....
12:44, 2020-01-13

UAE to double renewable energy portfolio in next ten years: ADNOC The United Arab Emirates grew its renewable energy portfolio by more than 400% in the last 10 years, and is on track to double that again in the comi...
12:24, 2020-01-13

Taal: Time-lapse of lightning storm swirling round Philippine volcano Dramatic time-lapse footage shows lightning swirling around the Taal volcano as it spewed ash....
11:36, 2020-01-13

Thailand helps sea turtle swim again with prosthetic flippers Thai turtle Goody lost her left flipper years ago after she was entangled in a fishing net, leaving her immobile and stressed out in captivity....
09:28, 2020-01-13

Thai elephants march in silence for Australian bushfires A troupe of elephants and school students held a silent march at a Thai elephant camp on Monday to pay their respects and raise awareness for the mil...
09:28, 2020-01-13

Australian prime minister's approval rating goes up in flames Public support for Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slumped to its lowest levels amid widespread anger over his government's handling of Australia's...
09:28, 2020-01-13

Koalas, wallabies endangered by Australia bushfires 'ecological disaster' The Australian government committed A$50 million ($34.58 million) to an emergency wildlife recovery program on Monday, calling the bushfires crisis e...
08:20, 2020-01-13

Goalie Ryan donates A$28,000 to bushfire relief efforts Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Mat Ryan has raised A$28,000 ($19,365) for an Australian bushfire animal rescue charity after a novel shot-stoppi...
08:20, 2020-01-13

Rumbling volcano shuts down Philippine capital Schools and businesses shut across the Philippine capital on Monday as a volcano belched clouds of ash across the city and seismologists warned an er...
07:28, 2020-01-13

Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese billionaire seeks 'life partner' for Moon voyage Yusaku Maezawa appeals for a "life partner" to join him on Space X's maiden Moon voyage in 2023....
04:00, 2020-01-13

Philippine financial markets shut after volcano spews ash over Manila Philippine financial markets were shut on Monday to ensure the safety of employees and traders after a volcano near Manila spewed huge volumes of ash...
03:36, 2020-01-13

Australian prime minister's approval rating singed by bushfires A political poll showed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's popularity declined sharply as his government grappled with a bushfires crisis tha...
03:36, 2020-01-13

Philippine stock exchange suspends trading after volcano ash emission The Philippine Stock Exchange suspended Monday's trading to ensure the safety of employees and traders after a volcano near Manila spewed huge volume...
02:40, 2020-01-13

New Zealand volcano death toll rises to 18 after another person dies in Australian hospital The death toll from last month's volcanic eruption in New Zealand rose to 18 as one of the injured died in a hospital in Australia, police said on Mo...
02:00, 2020-01-13

New diesel cars exceed particle limits: EU environmental group New diesel vehicles are exceeding the limit for particle emissions, European campaign group Transport and Environment (T&E) said on Monday, calling o...
01:20, 2020-01-13

Australian prime minister's approval rating slumps as bushfires rage Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's approval rating has declined sharply in the face of horrendous bushfires that have killed 28 people and de...
00:36, 2020-01-13

U.S. winter storms cause 10 deaths, flight cancellations, power outages At least 10 people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states on Saturday as a massive w...
19:40, 2020-01-12

Small but dangerous: volcano spews ash over Philippine capital A volcano near Manila spewed a massive cloud of ash that drifted across the Philippine capital on Sunday, forcing the cancellation of flights and clo...
19:20, 2020-01-12

Philippines warns of 'explosive eruption' as volcano spews ash A volcano near the Philippines capital spewed ash up to 15 km (nine miles) into the sky on Sunday, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people, t...
15:36, 2020-01-12

At least 17 killed as extreme cold sweeps across Afghanistan A severe cold snap killed at least 17 people in Afghanistan on Saturday, government officials said, as heavy snowfall and rain continued to lash part...
14:44, 2020-01-12

Philippines suspends Manila airport flights as volcano spews ash The Philippine airport authority on Sunday suspended flights at Manila's international airport after a volcano in nearby Batangas province spewed a g...
14:04, 2020-01-12

Restive Philippine volcano prompts evacuation of thousands of residents A volcano south of the Philippine capital Manila spewed a giant ash plume accompanied by rumbling sounds and tremors on Sunday, prompting authorities...
14:04, 2020-01-12

Los Angeles Rethinks Taxis as Uber and Lyft Dominate the Streets The cab business is down 75 percent in less than a decade. The plan is to make taxis a lot more like their app-hailed rivals....
11:28, 2020-01-12

Australia’s Leader Calls for Inquiry Into Government Response to Fires In an interview with the local media, Prime Minister Scott Morrison expressed regret but reiterated that economic concerns would still play a key rol...
09:44, 2020-01-12

U.S. winter storms cause 10 deaths, flight cancelations, power outages At least 10 people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states on Saturday as a massive w...
02:28, 2020-01-12

Australian PM proposes high-powered inquiry into bushfires response After weeks of criticism over the handling of the bushfires scorching Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday he will propose a natio...
02:28, 2020-01-12

U.S. winter storms cause nine deaths, flight cancelations, power outages At least nine people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in five states on Saturday as a massive...
00:16, 2020-01-12

Australian firefighter dies battling blazes, raising death toll to 28 A firefighter died while on duty on Saturday in Australia's state of Victoria, raising the toll from this season's devastating bushfires to 28 deaths...
00:16, 2020-01-12

Four dead, flights canceled, power knocked out as winter storms hit the U.S. At least four people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled in Chicago, hundreds more across the Central Plains and Northeast, and thousands wer...
21:40, 2020-01-11

Nine dead, flights canceled, power out as winter storms hit the U.S. At least nine people died, more than 1,000 flights were canceled and hundreds of thousands were without power in seven states on Saturday as a massiv...
21:16, 2020-01-11

UN chief pays tribute to ‘enduring contributions’ to regional, international diplomacy of Oman’s late Sultan Qaboos UN Secretary-General António Guterres has extended his profound condolences to the Royal family, the Government and people of Oman on the passing of ...
21:08, 2020-01-11

Fires Threaten Australian Towns That Have Already Burned Once The relentlessness of the blazes is increasingly pushing Australia beyond crisis mode into anger and fatigue....
18:00, 2020-01-11

Earthquake of magnitude 5.9 strikes off the coast of Puerto Rico An earthquake of magnitude 5.9 has struck 14 kilometers southeast of Guanica, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Saturday....
16:40, 2020-01-11

The Merchants of Thirst In Nepal and many other countries, private tanker operators profit from growing water scarcity....
14:36, 2020-01-11

Earthquake of magnitude six strikes 14 kms South-East of Guanica, Puerto Rico: USGS An earthquake of magnitude 6 has struck 14 kilometers south-east of Guanica, Puerto rico, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Saturday....
14:32, 2020-01-11

Greta Thunberg calls on Siemens to review Australia coal project Climate activist Greta Thunberg has called on German engineering group Siemens AG to review its role in helping to develop a coal mine project in Aus...
11:36, 2020-01-11

Tortoise with species-saving sex drive returns to Galápagos The 100-year-old tortoise of legendary libido is credited with saving his species from extinction....
08:16, 2020-01-11

Australia gets relief, respite as bushfires spare remote villages Fearing the worst from approaching bushfires, most of the roughly 230 people living in the village of Towamba in Australia's southeast left....
08:00, 2020-01-11

Australian bushfires ease, promise reprieve to build defenses Bushfire conditions eased in Australia on Saturday after a grueling night for firefighters, with authorities saying they expect at least a week of mi...
08:00, 2020-01-11

'Traumatized' Puerto Ricans rocked by more strong quakes Two strong aftershocks collapsed homes and cracked walls in Puerto Rico on Friday as the Caribbean island tried to recover from its worst earthquake ...
06:16, 2020-01-11

'Traumatized' Puerto Ricans rocked by another strong quake A 5.2 magnitude earthquake cracked walls and brought down power lines in Puerto Rico on Friday as the Caribbean island was recovering from its worst ...
04:00, 2020-01-11

Security Council beats midnight deadline, renews Syria cross-border aid in contentious vote The Security Council on Friday evening renewed a UN operation delivering humanitarian aid across the Syrian border to millions of civilians, but some...
03:28, 2020-01-11

Strong 5.2 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico cracks walls, downs power lines A 5.2 magnitude earthquake cracked walls and brought down power lines in Puerto Rico on Friday as the Caribbean island was recovering from its worst ...
02:16, 2020-01-11

Security Council, beats midnight deadline, approves Syria cross-border aid in contentious vote The Security Council on Friday evening renewed a UN operation delivering humanitarian aid across the Syrian border to millions of civilians, but some...
02:00, 2020-01-11

Strong, 5.2 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico A 5.2 magnitude earthquake cracked walls and brought down power lines in Puerto Rico on Friday as the Caribbean island recovered from its worst quake...
01:00, 2020-01-11

House Democrats Push Environmental Bills, but Victories Are Few Climate and environmental activists are growing impatient with a Democratic-led House that they view as not doing enough to enact their agenda....
00:56, 2020-01-11

House Democrats Push Environmental Bills but Victories Are Few Climate and environmental activists are growing impatient with a Democrat-led House that they view as not doing enough to get their agenda enacted....
00:16, 2020-01-11

Australian firefighters get reprieve after tough night Bushfire conditions on Australia's east coast eased on Saturday after a tough night for firefighters and authorities said they expect to have at leas...
00:12, 2020-01-11

Brazil pushes plans for mining on tribal lands to European diplomats Brazil's government on Friday said it was pushing ahead with plans to allow mining on tribal lands, briefing European diplomats on proposals that hav...
23:04, 2020-01-10

Is Iran Covering Up Shooting Down A Ukrainian Passenger Jet? Gregory Feith, a former NTSB senior air safety investigator, told Inside Edition clearing the wreckage in the manner it appeared to have been done co...
22:40, 2020-01-10

Grandparents Of Missing Idaho Children Offer $20K Reward: 'We Want Them Back In Our Family' The grandparents of missing Idaho 7-year-old Joshua "JJ" Vallow are pleading for the safe return of the boy and his sister, Tylee Ryan....
22:40, 2020-01-10

Inaction over climate emergency ‘not an option’ says UN Assembly chief Inaction when it comes to the fight back against damaging climate change is not an option, the President of the UN General Assembly told a major ener...
22:24, 2020-01-10

Aeolus: Weather forecasts start using space laser data Operational weather forecasts have started incorporating novel wind measurements made from orbit....
21:48, 2020-01-10

Congressional watchdog to review Trump administration's use of biofuel waivers The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will review the Trump administration's use of waivers exempting oil refineries from the nation's biof...
21:48, 2020-01-10

U.S. Southern Plains could be hit by baseball-sized hail, hurricane gusts Baseball-sized hail, hurricane-force wind gusts and tornadoes could hit portions of the U.S. Southern Plains on Friday evening into early Saturday, f...
21:32, 2020-01-10

Wolf moon: Full moon and lunar eclipse delight skywatchers The first full moon of 2020 coincides with a penumbral lunar eclipse, caused by the Earth's shadow....
20:44, 2020-01-10

Meghan Markle Flies to Baby Archie in Canada After Announcing Step Back From Royal Duties Meghan Markle and Prince Harry said they are taking a "step back" from their royal duties....
20:32, 2020-01-10

New high-res cameras cast spotlight on fiery Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City Striking images of the Popocatepetl volcano erupting near Mexico City that shocked residents of the capital this week were the result of new high def...
19:28, 2020-01-10

Eine kleine Eismusik: take it in on Italy's disappearing glacier Forget strapless gowns and skimpy dresses. Audiences to this Italian music concert, with instruments made of ice, need to dress for arctic conditions...
18:24, 2020-01-10

The Australia Fires: Everything You Need to Read Our reporters have been on the ground documenting the disaster as it unfolded, whether interviewing evacuees or following firefighters....
18:16, 2020-01-10

Siemens to decide by Monday on controversial Australian coal mine project Engineering giant Siemens will decide by Monday on its involvement in the development of a controversial Australian coal mine being built by India's ...
16:48, 2020-01-10

Bulgaria environment minister charged over water crisis, resigns post Bulgarian prosecutors charged Environment Minister Neno Dimov on Friday with deliberate mismanagement over severe water restrictions faced by nearly ...
16:48, 2020-01-10

Climate change protests stretch to London as Australia bushfires rage Thousands of Australians took to the streets on Friday to protest against government inaction on climate change, as bushfires ravaged tens of thousan...
16:48, 2020-01-10

Here's Why Divorces Spike in January We all know January is the most popular month for people who want to lose weight, but the start of the new year is also synonymous with the loss of s...
16:28, 2020-01-10

Are Celebrity Pet Adopters Getting Special Treatment From This Animal Rescue Organization? The controversy arose after Kris Jenner announced she had adopted a puppy she named Bridgette from The Wagmor Pet Hotel Spa in Los Angeles....
16:28, 2020-01-10

Bulgarian environment minister charged over water crisis Bulgarian Environment Minister Neno Dimov was charged with deliberate mismanagement of the water supplies for the western city of Pernik, prosecutors...
15:48, 2020-01-10

Bulgaria environment minister quits amid water crisis Bulgarian Environment Minister Neno Dimov resigned on Friday after he spent a night in detention following questioning over severe water restrictions...
15:48, 2020-01-10

France to close Havre coal power plant in April 2021 France's 580 megawatt (MW) Havre coal power plant will close on April 1, 2021, the energy ministry said on Friday....
15:48, 2020-01-10

Norsk Hydro to get boost from trend towards low-carbon construction Metals maker Norsk Hydro expects its sale of low-carbon aluminium made from recycled drink cans and other scrap to more than double this year and to ...
14:28, 2020-01-10

Green algae, blue water add to fears over health of Southeast Asia's Mekong When the normally murky brown Mekong River turned a brilliant blue late last year, villagers in northeastern Thailand were surprised....
14:08, 2020-01-10

Australia's bushfires make massive clouds of pollution Smoke from Australia's bushfires has blanketed its major cities over the past month, turned the sky over New Zealand bright orange and left sooty dep...
13:08, 2020-01-10

Kenya warns locust swarm is spreading, threatening food security Swarms of desert locusts have spread from Ethiopia and Somalia into eastern and northern Kenya, posing a threat to food production and grazing land, ...
13:08, 2020-01-10

Plant life 'expanding over the Himalayas' Vegetation is expanding at high altitudes across the Himalayas - including the Everest region....
12:48, 2020-01-10

Australia to cull thousands of camels Feral camels and horses will be shot dead as they are damaging settlements in search of water....
12:24, 2020-01-10

Turks and Caicos corals: Disease threatens barrier reef There is alarm at the speed that stony coral tissue loss disease is killing the Caribbean reef....
12:24, 2020-01-10

As Delhi chokes, ministry says coal-fired plants need extra time to meet emission norms India's power ministry has asked for coal-fired power plants around New Delhi, the capital city with the worst air quality in the world, to be given ...
11:52, 2020-01-10

Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage Thousands of Australians took to the streets on Friday to protest against government inaction on climate change, as bushfires ravage large swathes of...
10:48, 2020-01-10

Sweden's air travel drops in year when 'flight shaming' took off The number of passengers that flew through Swedish airports dropped 4% in 2019, Swedish state-owned airport operator Swedavia said on Friday, with th...
10:48, 2020-01-10

Australia urges quarter of a million to flee as winds fan huge bushfires Australia urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as authorities said the next few ...
10:48, 2020-01-10

UK ban on US chlorinated chicken 'to continue after Brexit' Chicken and hormone-fed beef bans will continue post-Brexit, the environment secretary says....
10:36, 2020-01-10

Indian power ministry seeks more time for coal-fired plants to install emission equipment India's federal power ministry has proposed a new deadline for coal-fired power plants around New Delhi to install equipment to reduce emissions, a g...
08:00, 2020-01-10

South Sudan plans environmental audit of oil fields in move to curb pollution South Sudan is launching a tender for a comprehensive environmental audit of all its oil-producing fields in a bid to reduce pollution following year...
08:00, 2020-01-10

'Get out': Australians flee again as heat and wind fan huge bushfires Australian authorities urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as soaring temperatu...
07:12, 2020-01-10

What To Read on Australia’s Bushfire Crisis Our reporters have been on the ground documenting the disaster as it unfolded, whether interviewing evacuees or following firefighters. Here are the ...
06:56, 2020-01-10

Australian alpine resorts bring snow guns to firefight Australia's alpine resorts have dusted off winter snowmaking machines to blast ice-cold water onto dry ski slopes as huge bushfires threaten to engul...
05:56, 2020-01-10

Warne's 'baggy green' cap sale raises A$1m for bushfire victims Australian cricketer Shane Warne's prized "baggy green" cap raised more than A$1 million ($686,000) on Friday for bushfire relief efforts, with the n...
05:56, 2020-01-10

'Get out': Australians urged to flee as huge bushfires revitalize Australian authorities urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as soaring temperatu...
05:36, 2020-01-10

Warne's 'baggy green' cap sale raises A$1 million for bushfire victims Australian cricketer Shane Warne's prized "baggy green" cap raised more than A$1 million ($686,000) on Friday for bushfire relief efforts after the f...
03:36, 2020-01-10

"Get out": Australians urged to flee as huge bushfires revitalize Australian authorities urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday and prepared military backup as soaring temperatu...
03:36, 2020-01-10

Warne's 'baggy green' sale raises A$1 million for bushfire victims Australia's Shane Warne's prized "baggy green" cap raised more than A$1 million on Friday for bushfire relief efforts across the states of Victoria a...
02:24, 2020-01-10

After quake, Puerto Rico governor says power should be back by Monday Puerto Rico's governor said power should be fully restored across the island by Monday after the worst earthquake in over a century knocked out its b...
02:24, 2020-01-10

Authorities urge 240,000 Australians to evacuate as deadly fires threaten to grow Australian authorities urged nearly a quarter of a million people to evacuate their homes on Friday as soaring temperatures and erratic winds were ex...
01:08, 2020-01-10

Michael Bloomberg Takes Inside Edition Along on the Presidential Campaign Trail “We should understand how big America is,” he said during a stop in Fairmont, Minnesota, noting he was “not here to look for votes … I’m here to lear...
23:28, 2020-01-09

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: What to Know About Their History-Making Decision The royal couple ignited a media frenzy by announcing they were "stepping back" from public duties....
23:28, 2020-01-09

"Dynamic and dangerous": Australia braces for another day of wildfires as temperatures flare Authorities warned of extreme fire dangers in several parts of Australia on Friday as scorching heat and erratic winds are expected to fan deadly bus...
22:48, 2020-01-09

F1 champion Hamilton donates $500,000 to Australian wildlife rescue Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he was donating $500,000 towards the rescue and care of wildlife caught in bushf...
21:52, 2020-01-09

Rising prices show tighter supplies of cleaner fuel for global shipping The price of very low-sulfur fuel oil has risen in recent months, a sign of increasing worry there is not enough of the fuel to comply with new globa...
20:36, 2020-01-09

Bulgarian environment minister detained over water crisis: prosecutor's office Bulgaria’s Minister of Environment and Water Neno Dimov was detained on Thursday after prosecutors questioned him in relation to a probe over chronic...
20:12, 2020-01-09

United Steelworkers sues EPA over weakening of chemical safety rule The United Steelworkers sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court on Thursday in a bid to reverse its gutting of a safety rule a...
20:12, 2020-01-09

Secretary-General upholds value of UN Charter for a world in turmoil Amid an era of rising geopolitical tensions and declining trust between nations, the United Nations Secretary-General has encouraged countries to “co...
19:20, 2020-01-09

Jennifer Dulos: What We Know About the Case of the Missing Mother of 5 Last month, Jennifer Dulos, 50, vanished and authorities have been searching for clues in connection with her disappearance since....
19:04, 2020-01-09

BlackRock joins investor group seeking emission curbs Top asset manager BlackRock Inc said on Thursday it has joined the Climate Action 100+ investor group seeking emission curbs....
18:56, 2020-01-09

R&A to fund projects as golf gears up for climate change Golf's governing body the R&A are investing up to 650,000 pounds ($849,030) in various sustainability projects as the sport attempts to safeguard its...
18:56, 2020-01-09

Puerto Rico's biggest power plant could be offline for a year, executive warns Puerto Rico's top energy executive on Thursday warned that the U.S territory's largest power plant could remain off line for up to a year because of ...
18:56, 2020-01-09

Russian court halts building of landfill in rare win for environmental protesters A court in Russia's far north ordered a halt on Thursday to construction of a landfill, potentially Europe's largest, that was seen by protesters as ...
17:44, 2020-01-09

Heidi Broussard's Fiance Wants to Look Into Alleged Kidnapper's Eyes and Ask 'Why?' Broussard and her 3-week-old daughter, Margot, went missing on Dec. 12 after she dropped her 6-year-old son, Silas, off to elementary school in Austi...
17:32, 2020-01-09

Bernie Sanders’s Latest Endorsement: Sunrise Movement The move by the group of young climate activists was another sign that left-wing advocacy organizations have increasingly coalesced around the Vermon...
17:24, 2020-01-09

Some of Australia’s Smallest Species Could Be Lost to Wildfires Velvet worms, trapdoor spiders: Scientists worry about the fate of the nation’s many remarkable, overlooked endemic creatures....
17:24, 2020-01-09

BlackRock says has joined investor group seeking emission curbs Top asset manager BlackRock Inc said on Thursday it has joined the Climate Action 100+ investor group seeking emission curbs....
17:20, 2020-01-09

White House unveils plan to speed big projects permits The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled a plan to speed permitting for major infrastructure projects like oil pipelines, including by dropping ...
17:20, 2020-01-09

Security Council calls for dialogue in Haiti The UN Security Council has stressed the need to resolve the ongoing political impasse in Haiti between President Jovenel Moïse and a surging opposit...
17:12, 2020-01-09

U.S. forecaster: Neutral weather pattern likely to continue through summer A weather pattern marked by average long-term ocean temperatures, tropical rainfall and atmospheric winds is likely to prevail through this summer in...
16:36, 2020-01-09

'Suffering no more': tough choices as Australia bushfires devastate wildlife After observing a kangaroo limping in a creek bed with paws burnt by bushfires, wildlife volunteer Janine Green takes the decision that she never wan...
15:40, 2020-01-09

U.S. forecaster sees 60% chance for neutral weather during spring There is an about 60% chance of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) neutral conditions prevailing during the 2020 Northern Hemisphere spring, a U.S. ...
15:40, 2020-01-09

Nasa Moon rocket core leaves for testing The first core stage for Nasa's "mega-rocket", the SLS, has left its factory in New Orleans....
14:36, 2020-01-09

SpaceX Starlink mega-constellation: 'Limited time' to fix brightness issue Astronomers say the coming interference from satellite mega-constellations needs rapid solutions....
14:16, 2020-01-09

White House unveils plan to speed big projects permits, sidestepping climate concern The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled a plan to speed permitting for major infrastructure projects like oil pipelines, including by dropping ...
14:12, 2020-01-09

Egypt reopens Mediterranean ports after weather improves Egypt on Thursday reopened two Mediterranean harbors that were shut this week due to bad weather....
13:28, 2020-01-09

Sizing up Australia's bushfires Australia's bushfires have razed more than 10.3 million hectares (103,000 sq km) of land - the size of South Korea - in recent months, particularly o...
13:28, 2020-01-09

Extreme weather leaves Congo capital residents underwater Paulin Bolumbu thought his family lived a safe distance from the Congo River, but in November the water overran its banks by more than half a kilomet...
12:32, 2020-01-09

How We Picked the 2020 ‘Places to Go’ List There are so many places in the world, and only 52 spots. How do we choose? (Do you know all the synonyms for “argue”?)...
11:56, 2020-01-09

Bernie Sanders’s Latest Endorsement: The Sunrise Movement The move by the group of young climate activists was another sign that left-wing advocacy organizations have increasingly coalesced around the Vermon...
11:56, 2020-01-09

Who Will Mourn Australia’s Velvet Worms? Australian scientists wonder which of the nation’s many remarkable native insect species may have been lost to the wildfires....
11:56, 2020-01-09

Golf Club for the 1 Percent Wants to Seize a Migratory Bird Habitat The golf course in Jersey City, N.J., says it needs the land to compete for tournaments. A birder counters, “It’s really just an obscenity.”...
11:56, 2020-01-09

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes 406 km southwest of Anadyr, Russia A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck on Thursday 406 kilometers (252 miles) southwest of Anadyr, Chukotka in Russia's Far East....
11:08, 2020-01-09

Australian cricketers Paine, Lyon see 'mind-blowing' fire devastation Australian cricketers Tim Paine and Nathan Lyon said they were humbled to see the "unbelievable" efforts of rescue teams as they visited areas devast...
11:08, 2020-01-09

Australian insurer Suncorp's claims hit $237 million as bushfires rage on Australian insurer Suncorp Group said on Thursday it has received since September 2,600 bushfire-related claims worth up to A$345 million ($237.05 mi...
08:36, 2020-01-09

Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return Australian authorities urged another mass evacuation across the country's heavily populated southeast on Thursday as a return of hot weather fanned h...
08:12, 2020-01-09

Australia's Suncorp receives up to $237 million in bushfire claims Australian insurer Suncorp Group Ltd on Thursday said it has received since September more than 2,600 bushfire-related claims amounting to as much as...
07:12, 2020-01-09

Soccer: Women's match postponed as bushfires continue to affect sport in Australia Australia's rampaging bushfires continue to affect top-level sporting events with a women's soccer match scheduled for Newcastle on Friday postponed ...
05:36, 2020-01-09

Australia's Suncorp has received $237 million in bushfire claims Australian insurer Suncorp Group Ltd on Thursday said it has received more than 2,600 bushfire-related claims since September with a total estimated ...
05:36, 2020-01-09

Most Puerto Ricans without power, many sleep outdoors after quakes More than half of Puerto Rico's 3 million people remained without power on Wednesday and thousands slept outdoors after earthquakes toppled homes on ...
05:36, 2020-01-09

Australia weather bureau sees no sign of cooler weather or rain to quell bushfires Australia's weather agency sees no sign of cooler weather or significant rainfall in the next few months, an unwelcome forecast for authorities who h...
04:12, 2020-01-09

Fires in Amazon forest rose 30% in 2019 The number of fires in the Amazon rainforest grew 30.5% in 2019 from the previous year, according to data released by space research agency INPE on W...
03:20, 2020-01-09

Most Puerto Ricans still without power, many sleeping outdoors after quakes Two thirds of Puerto Ricans remained without power and nearly a quarter lacked drinking water on Wednesday after earthquakes battered the Caribbean i...
03:20, 2020-01-09

UK meteorite hunt thwarted by equipment damage Scientists' quest to find Antarctica's "missing" space rocks is beaten into submission by hard ice....
03:00, 2020-01-09

Plastic packaging ban 'could harm environment' Stopping plastic packaging could lead to higher carbon alternatives, a Parliamentary report says....
02:36, 2020-01-09

Australia issues new evacuation alerts as monster bushfires regenerate Authorities issued new warnings and evacuation notices across southeast Australia on Thursday, as a return of hot weather fanned huge bushfires threa...
02:04, 2020-01-09

Slow and uneven, Haiti rebuilds 10 years after devastating quake Ten years and billions of dollars of aid later, Haiti is still rebuilding itself from one of the deadliest earthquakes in history and the devastation...
00:28, 2020-01-09

Australia braces for more danger as deadly wildfires keep burning Authorities issued new fire bans, warnings and evacuation notices in parts of Australia on Thursday, as deadly wildfires continued to burn in the cou...
00:04, 2020-01-09

Jennifer Dulos' Husband Arraigned on Murder Charges, New Details Emerge in Her Disappearance The estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos made his first court appearance on capital murder charges....
23:36, 2020-01-08

Climate change: Arctic ice melt makes permafrost vulnerable A new study shows that the absence of Arctic sea ice is linked to the melting of permafrost....
23:04, 2020-01-08

Puerto Rico slow to bring back electricity after powerful earthquake Two-thirds of Puerto Rico remained without power and nearly a quarter lacked drinking water on Wednesday after a storm of earthquakes battered the Ca...
20:16, 2020-01-08

Meet the Koalas, Kangaroos and Other Animals Who Need Help in Australia's Wildfires An estimated 480 million animals have been killed in the Australia wildfires, according to experts at the University of Sydney....
19:56, 2020-01-08

U.S. billion-dollar weather disasters doubled in last decade: report The number of billion-dollar climate- and weather-related disasters in the United States more than doubled in the last decade, with costs soaring abo...
19:36, 2020-01-08

Dad Charged in Death of Autistic Son Says He's Being Treated 'Unfair' Timothy Koets is charged in the March 2019 death of his boy, Samuel Koets, who drowned in the family pool....
19:08, 2020-01-08

Pizza Shop Worker Fends Off Robber in Harrowing Video The footage, which was released Monday by the King County Sheriff’s Office, shows Southside Pizza employee Brittany Brophy fighting back....
19:08, 2020-01-08

5 Diet Myths to Kick Start Your New Year Weight Loss This registered dietician says she has the keys to hitting that New Year weight loss goal — and they may not be what you think....
19:08, 2020-01-08

2-Year-Old Gifted Goldendoodle as Therapy Dog After Heart Transplant Little Truett was born with a genetic disorder and has undergone more than a dozen surgeries since he was born....
19:08, 2020-01-08

Alaska had warmest year ever in 2019: U.S. report Last year was Alaska's warmest year on record and the second wettest in the contiguous United States, according to a government report on the U.S. cl...
18:52, 2020-01-08

Alaska had its warmest year on record in 2019: U.S. report Last year was Alaska's warmest year on record but the coolest in the contiguous United States since 2014, according to a government report on the U.S...
18:36, 2020-01-08

Italy slaps curbs on cars as pollution chokes cities More than a dozen cities and towns across Italy introduced traffic curbs on Wednesday in a bid to cut harmful emissions following a spike in pollutio...
17:00, 2020-01-08

Puerto Rico slowly brings back electricity after powerful earthquake Puerto Rico's power grid crept back to service on Wednesday after it was shut down entirely as a safety measure on Tuesday amid a storm of earthquake...
16:00, 2020-01-08

Puerto Rico inches back to normal after largest earthquake in 102 years Puerto Rico's power grid crept back to service on Wednesday after it was shut down entirely as a safety measure on Tuesday amid a storm of earthquake...
15:32, 2020-01-08