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Climate change: 'Hell to pay' if COP24 talks fail 'Hell to pay' if COP24 talks fail

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed said there would be "hell to pay" if countries failed to take significant steps


Green thumb spruces up Bangladesh one tree at a time Green thumb spruces up Bangladesh one tree at a time

The 53-year-old self-professed tree hugger has been riding his bicycle across the country, in a grassroots effort to free trees of the billboards


Unabated climate change will cause more conflict & hunger: FAO Unabated climate change will cause more conflict & hunger: FAO

The FAO director-general said that a major obstacle to implementing climate change adaptation measures in agriculture is insufficient financing


Arctic's record warming driving 'broad change' in environment: study Arctic's record warming driving 'broad change' in environment

Arctic air temperatures for the past five years, from 2014 to 2018, "have exceeded all previous records since 1900," when record-keeping began


Himalayan and other Asian glaciers put the brakes on Asia's glaciers put the brakes on

Scientists have analysed nearly 20 years of satellite images to come to this conclusion


Saudi, US snub of climate report unsettles UN talks Saudi, US snub of climate report unsettles UN talks

Earth’s average surface temperature has already risen by about 1C


Strange disease kills 8 elephants in northern Tanzania Strange disease kills 8 elephants in northern Tanzania

Freddy Manongi, chief conservator at Ngorongoro Conservation Area, said the incidences of jumbo death have not yet been experienced in the sanctuary


Slow recycler Turkey seeks better uses for its trash Slow recycler Turkey seeks better uses for its trash

The machines are in place at three metro stations in Turkey's mega city and officials hope to expand to more in the future


Climate change: COP24 fails to adopt key scientific report COP24 fails to adopt key climate report

Scientists and many delegates in Poland were shocked as the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait objected to this meeting "welcoming" the report


Egypt’s fertile Nile Delta threatened by climate change Egypt’s fertile Nile Delta threatened by climate change

The fertile arc-shaped basin is home to nearly half the country's population, and the river that feeds it provides Egypt with 90% of its water needs


Ice is a lifeline for the world's coldest region Ice is a lifeline for the world's coldest region

Digging wells is too expensive in this part of the world, due to a thick layer of hard permafrost


Climate change offers sparkling prospects to English winemakers Climate change offers sparkling prospects to English winemakers

Strolling through the Pinglestone vineyard in Hampshire, southern England, under a pale autumn sun, winemaker James Bowerman is smiling broadly.


Cars and coal help drive 'strong' CO2 rise in 2018

CO2 emissions reach 'all-time high'

The main factor in the near 3% rise has been coal use in China, driven by government efforts to boost a flagging economy


Saving the world's last West African giraffes in Niger Saving the last West African giraffes

Illegal hunting, climate change and habitat loss have all contributed to the population's decline


Permafrost: a climate time bomb?
Permafrost: a climate time bomb?

CO2 is the most abundant greenhouse gas blamed for global warming but methane is 25 times more efficient at trapping heat


Earth needs climate 'reality check', space pioneer warns Earth needs climate 'reality check', space pioneer warns

Nations must use the United Nations summit to agree on a rulebook implementing the pledges made three years ago in Paris


India's expected AC explosion to make world hotter India's expected AC explosion to make world hotter

India is already the number-three spewer of greenhouse gases, burning through 800 million tonnes of coal every year


Natural mini aviary breathes new life into Ctg Zoo Natural mini aviary breathes new life into Ctg Zoo

The 60-foot long, 25-foot wide mini aviary was constructed costing Tk 20 lakh and 342 birds of six species have been bought at Tk 14 lakh


Disappearing Arctic sea ice threatens Canada’s polar bears: expert panel Disappearing Arctic sea ice threatens Canada’s polar bears: expert panel

Predictions of longer ice-free Arctic summers will make hunting “much more difficult” for polar bears


Grim tidings from science on climate change Grim tidings from science on climate change

Earth's average surface temperature from January to October 2018 was one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the 1850-1900 baseline


For Poland’s mining region, coal remains a way of life For Poland’s mining region, coal remains a way of life

Defying the danger to life and limb of descending into the mine on a daily basis, Poland's coal miners still pass down the job from father to son


Polluters in the room: big energy ‘undermining’ UN climate talks Polluters in the room: big energy ‘undermining’ UN climate talks

Under the Paris Agreement, the world’s nations agreed to limit global warming to “well below” two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)


ADB promotes climate-smart projects in Bangladesh ADB promotes climate-smart projects in Bangladesh

Established in 1966, it is owned by 67 members – 48 from the region. In 2017, the ADB operations totaled US$ 32.2 billion, including US$ 11.9 billion


European Union sets goal to be 'climate neutral' by 2050 EU sets goal to be 'climate neutral' by 2050

Delegations from more than 200 countries are due in Poland next week for the latest COP24 climate summit


Greenpeace protests ahead of Poland climate summit Greenpeace protests ahead of Poland climate summit

The protesting climbers “have the appropriate equipment to spend the night in difficult conditions”


CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years

The emissions gap report says that economic growth is responsible for a rise in 2017 while national efforts to cut carbon have faltered


Receding Malawi lake lays bare cost of climate change Receding Malawi lake lays bare cost of climate change

Environmental scientist professor Sosten Chiotha, who has studied the lake for 27 years, estimates it is now 60 percent dry


California’s deadliest wildfire finally tamed California’s deadliest wildfire finally tamed

The so-called Camp Fire, which broke out on November 8, is so far known to have killed 87 people although another 249 people remain unaccounted for


145 pilot whales die in stranding on New Zealand beach 145 pilot whales die in stranding on New Zealand beach

The stranding was discovered by a hiker late Saturday on Stewart Island, 30 kilometres (19 miles) off the southern coast of the South Island


Oceans heating faster than previously thought: study Oceans heating faster than previously thought: study

Oceans cover more than two thirds of the planet's surface and play a vital role in sustaining life on Earth


Dead Chinese sturgeons halt China eco resort construction Dead sturgeon fish halt China eco project

A bridge in Hubei province was being built close to a farm on the Yangtze river which was breeding the long-living fish


No room for climate delay, UN chief tells online summit No room for climate delay, UN chief tells online summit

Guterres issues the call to arms ahead of next month’s COP24 climate talks in the southern Polish city of Katowice


Fossil records from “Cradle of Humankind” give picture of early climate change Fossil records from “Cradle of Humankind” give picture of early climate change

However up until now scientists have struggled to create a clear timeline for the fossils due to a lack of suitable dating methods available


Char people adapt to adverse impacts of climate change Char people adapt to adverse impacts of climate change

Thousands of people living in riverine char areas have successfully adapted themselves to adverse impacts…


Dead sperm whale found in Indonesia had ingested '6kg of plastic' Whale had ingested '6kg of plastic'

The carcass of the 9.5m (31ft) mammal was found in waters near Kapota Island in the Wakatobi National Park late on Monday


Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria

Meanwhile, only 4 of 31 wild birds in a forest in the western town of Maricao survived, along with 75 out of 134 wild parrots


Canada rig accident spills 250,000 liters of oil into Atlantic Canada rig accident spills 250,000 liters of oil into Atlantic

All four offshore facilities in the area were shut down temporarily as a safety precaution due to stormy weather in the area over the weekend


Humanity faces simultaneous climate disasters: study Humanity faces simultaneous climate disasters: study

Over the oceans, global warming creates larger superstorms whose destructive power is enhanced by rising seas


Thousands evacuated as Guatemala Fuego volcano erupts again Guatemala Fuego volcano erupts again

Memories are still fresh of the volcano's eruption in June which swept away villages and left nearly 200 people dead and 235 missing

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