Carbon emissions from rich nations set to rise in 2018: IEA

Carbon emissions from rich nations set to rise in 2018: IEA

A factory chimney is seen in Brussels, Belgium on January 19, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)     LONDON, December 4 (Reuters): Carbon dioxide emissions from the world’s advanced economies are set to rise slightly in 2018, breaking a five-year decline, mainly due to higher oil and natural gas use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says.   […]

Germany seeks private funds for climate projects in Africa, elsewhere – newspaper

BERLIN, December 2 (Reuters): Germany will unveil an initiative at U.N. talks on climate change this week to attract more private investment in projects in Africa and elsewhere, Development Minister Gerd Mueller said.   Mueller told the RND newspaper network that Germany would “send a strong signal” at the U.N. climate conference in Katowice, Poland with […]

Climate talks begin in Polish coal city Katowice

Climate talks begin in Polish coal city Katowice

Delegates arrive for the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland on December 2. (REUTERS Photo)   KATOWICE, Poland, December 2 (Reuters): Delegates from nearly 200 nations on Sunday began two weeks of talks to tackle deep political divisions at the most important U.N. meeting on global warming since the landmark 2015 Paris deal […]

Thousands of Belgians march against global warming

Thousands of Belgians march against global warming

People take part in a march called “Claim the Climate” demanding Belgian authorities to take action during the CAP24, in Brussels, Belgium on December 2. (REUTERS Photo)   BRUSSELS, December 2 (Reuters): Thousands of people marched on Sunday in Brussels urging the Belgian government to respect its commitments on countering climate change as a United Nations […]

China pollution cover-ups ‘extremely stupid’ – environment ministry

China pollution cover-ups ‘extremely stupid’ – environment ministry

People walk on a bridge in front of the financial district of Pudong, which is covered in smog, during a polluted day in Shanghai, China November 28, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song     BEIJING, November 30 (Reuters): Attempts by Chinese companies and local governments to conceal pollution violations are “extremely stupid” and will not succeed, China’s environment […]

Greenhouse gas emissions gap wider than ever: U.N. report

Greenhouse gas emissions gap wider than ever: U.N. report

Dead fish are seen on the banks of the drought affected lake of Poyang near Yugan, Jiangxi province on March 10, 2008. (REUTERS File Photo)   PARIS, November 27 (Reuters): Global greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 could be between 13 billion and 15 billion tonnes more than the level needed to keep global warming within 2 […]

Global wealth rising at cost of environment: UN report

Global wealth rising at cost of environment: UN report

A thermal power plant is seen near residential buildings in Beijing, China on November 21, 2018. (REUTERS File Photo)   Paris, November 26 (IANS): A report by the United Nations and its partners on Monday showed overall global wealth was rising but at the cost of environmental assets, such as water, clean air, forests and biodiversity. […]

Climate change can turn carbon sinks into carbon source: Study

New York, November 21 (IANS): Ecosystems like oceans and forests may stop absorbing carbon from the atmosphere but start emitting it due to the human-induced climate change, according to a research.   Those systems are known as natural carbon sinks that could suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Among them, the peatlands with a […]

Society faces much larger threat from climate change than perceived

Society faces much larger threat from climate change than perceived

A view of dried lake Poopo affected by climate change, in the Oruro Department, Bolivia, September 1, 2017. (REUTERS/David Mercado/Files)     Honolulu, November 20 (IANS): Society faces a much larger threat from climate change than previous studies have suggested. By 2100 the number of hazards occurring concurrently will increase, making it even more difficult […]