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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Climate change 'may result in 100 million poor'
Climate change could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030 by disrupting agriculture and fueling the spread of malaria and other diseases, the World Bank said in a report Sunday.
France's top diplomat, who will preside over a year-end Paris summit tasked with inking a climate rescue pact, warned Sunday of looming planetary "catastrophe" if negotiations fail.
Large swaths of Shanghai, Mumbai, New York and other cities will slip under the waves even if an upcoming climate summit limits global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, scientists reported Sunday.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Scientists tinker with evolution to save coral reefs
Scientists at a research center on Hawaii's Coconut Island have embarked on an experiment to grow "super coral" that they hope can withstand the hotter and more acidic oceans that are expected with global warming.
Saturday, November 7, 2015
The U.N.'s Green Climate Fund announced Friday that it has approved finance for its first projects to help developing countries fight global warming, three weeks before a crucial world summit to ink a climate rescue pact.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Mainland China has been under-reporting its coal consumption for years, experts said Wednesday after official statistics were revised upwards by hundreds of millions of tonnes a year.
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Melting ice in West Antarctica is a major concern for global sea levels, and a key area may already be unstable enough to unleash three meters of ocean rise, scientists said Monday.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Sumatran rhino in Indonesia on mating mission
A U.S.-born Sumatran rhino arrived in his ancestral home of Indonesia on Sunday, making the long journey from Cincinnati, Ohio, on a mission to mate to help save his critically endangered species from extinction.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
The last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere began a journey Friday from the U.S. state of Ohio to its ancestral Southeast Asian homeland on a mission to help preserve the critically endangered species.
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Antarctic sanctuary moves closer with mainland China support, say officials
Creation of a vast marine sanctuary in Antarctica's "Last Ocean" inched closer at international talks Friday as mainland China for the first time backed the proposal, officials said, with Russia understood to be the last holdout.
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