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Climate target too low and progress too slow: top scientist Climate target too low and progress too slow: Expert

Inked in the French capital in 2015, the Paris Agreement calls for capping global warming at two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)


Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate

The diplomatic spat has underscored the difficulty of reaching a consensus at the 196-nation talks


Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

Signed in the French capital in December 2015, the treaty entered into force on November 4, 2016


China butterfly smugglers jailed and fined by Jinan court Butterfly smugglers jailed in China

The butterfly smuggling group are given five, seven and 10-year sentences, they are also fined by the court in Jinan, eastern Shandong province


Deadly heat from climate change may hit slums hardest Deadly heat from climate change may hit slums hardest

However, researchers were unable to quantify how many people are likely to die from heat waves in these urban areas, since many variables are at play


Rich nations far behind on $100 bn climate pledge: study Rich nations far behind on $100 bn climate pledge: study

The $100 billion, to be raised from multiple sources, was intended to be a minimum, with nations expected to set a new goal by 2025


2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN 2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year: UN

Average temperatures from 2013 through 2017 are also likely to be the highest since accurate measuring began more than a century ago


Russia investigates whether 141 seals starved to death Russia investigates whether 141 seals starved to death

According to the Irkutsk region’s government, the dead seals — most of them pregnant females — started appearing along Lake Baikal


US renewable energy booms despite Trump vow to quit Paris deal US renewable energy booms despite Trump vow to quit Paris deal

Employment in the solar industry grew 24.5 percent in 2016 compared to a year earlier, reaching a workforce of nearly 374,000 people


Climate change: US report at odds with some in Trump team White House downplays US climate report

It says it is "extremely likely" human activity is the "dominant cause" of global warming


UN climate talks resume with wary eyes on Trump UN climate talks resume with wary eyes on Trump

Some 20,000 people are due to attend the 23rd UN "Conference of Parties" or COP23


New great ape species identified in Indonesia New great ape species identified

The species has been named the Tapanuli orangutan - a third species in addition to the Bornean and Sumatran


Climate change has enormous implications in Himalayas: Senator Climate change has enormous implications in Himalayas

The study says even an optimistic scenario on climate change would cut the Himalayan glacier mass more than a third by 2100


Global Warming is taking a toll on people’s health: Doctors Global Warming is taking a toll on people’s health: Doctors

The report highlighted health problems stemming from more frequent heat waves, disease spread by insects, air pollution and other woes


Climate change 'stealthy killer' of bamboo lemurs: Study Climate change 'stealthy killer' of bamboo lemurs: Study

The findings may have implications for understanding the fate of bamboo-feeding giant pandas, too

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