China World’s Biggest Polluter

China acknowledged on Tuesday that it is the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, as it called on the United States to ensure climate change talks opening next week make progress. Speaking at a briefing ahead of the UN talks in

New Zealand told to “Expect Worst”

NEW Zealand’s prime minister has warned his nation to prepare for the worst as 29 coal miners including two Australians remained trapped and unreachable five days after a huge underground blast. “We hope and pray that the missing men are

China: US to lead Climate Talks

China called on the United States on Tuesday to step up and ensure climate change talks opening next week make progress, as the world’s top two carbon emitters remain divided over the issue. “We hope the United States will play

Greenpeace Scale Mexico Oil Rig

Four Greenpeace activists on Monday scaled a Mexican off-shore oil rig to protest against global reliance on fossil fuels ahead of a UN conference on climate change, the group said. Pictures posted on the environmentalist group’s website showed a banner

Climate Change Costs Set To Rise

Costs of combating global warming will rise inexorably if the world fails to cap greenhouse gases by 2015, but new technologies can curb the price, the head of the U.N. climate panel said on Monday. Rajendra Pachauri also told Reuters

Merapi Spewed Hot Gas on Monday

Residents in villages on the slopes of Mt. Merapi have reported that the volcano spewed out hot gas clouds Monday night. Several residents said they had heard an explosion Monday evening, and later at around 10 p.m. they saw hot

Mine Rescue Robot Breaks Down

Efforts to rescue 29 men trapped in a New Zealand coal mine received a setback this morning when a remote-operated robot broke down shortly after being sent into the tunnel. In a blow to rescue hopes, Grey District mayor Tony

Haiti Death Toll Rises to 1,344

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti — The death toll has risen to at least 1,344 in the cholera outbreak in Haiti that has sickened nearly 57,000 people, the Haitian government said Monday. The announcement came as international health officials predicted that the scale

New Zealand Miners May Not Survive

Video Report: Police admit for the first time that they are preparing for deaths after the mine explosion that trapped 29 men in New Zealand.

Mudslide kills Seven in Gold Mine

Seven men were killed and two others were seriously injured when the sand walls of a gold mine collapsed in Suriname, police in the former Dutch colony said. Police inspector Bertrand Riedewald said the accident occurred late on Saturday when