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Thursday, November 26, 2015
2015 hottest year in  record books, reports UN weather agency
Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.
Project ensuring forest stores carbon for decades
Half a small forest still standing near Mount Rainier faced clear-cutting before an effort in Washington state saved the decades-old trees and allowed Microsoft to help finance the project to offset its carbon footprint.
The black pearl of Tahiti is at the heart of French Polynesia's economy but is now highly vulnerable to climate change, and its fragile existence underlines -- in a small but exquisite way -- what is at stake in U.N. climate talks starting in Paris this month.
Pearls, a mainstay of French Polynesia, under threat
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Endangered white rhino dies at US zoo
One of only four northern white rhinos believed left in the world died Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in the U.S. state of California.
The number of birds migrating south from chilly North America to warmer South America this time of year has dropped sharply compared to 2014, probably because of climate change, an environmental group said Friday.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
A first-of-its-kind examination of the Amazon's trees found that as many as half the species may be threatened with extinction or heading that way because of massive deforestation. Among the more than 5,000 tree species in deep trouble: the ones that produce Brazil nuts and mahogany.
A lawsuit over climate change filed by 21 young Americans has gained the attention of the fossil fuel industry, which is joining the U.S. government to oppose the kids' demands for sharper pollution cuts.
Melting permafrost: a potentially catastrophic climate time bomb
On the front line of climate change in the Canadian Arctic, scientists hunt for clues to a potentially catastrophic global warming trend: melting permafrost.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Water levels in the Great Lakes should remain mostly above average over the next six months as a powerful El Nino gives the region a break after two bitterly cold winters, but it's unclear whether there will be longer-term effects, U.S. scientists said Thursday.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Britain will shut polluting coal-fired power plants by 2025, its government said Wednesday ahead of key United Nations climate change talks in Paris.
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