China launches climate project with Britain, Switzerland

China has launched with Britain and Switzerland a project aimed at finding ways for the Asian giant to tackle climate change and mitigate its effects, officials said Thursday. The Adapting to Climate Change in China project will run from this

EU calls for greener windows, taps

E.U. nations on Thursday agreed that manufacturers should make an array of building products, including windows and taps, more energy-efficient, broadening out a law on green design. “Many energy-related products have a significant potential for being improved in order to

Wild weather strikes New Zealand

Snow, flooding and gale force winds – the lower central North Island is getting it all. Police say they have reports of snow in the Manawatu Gorge, Pahiatua Track and Norsewood areas, as well as high winds in the Sanson,

Giant gas bomb under African lake could kill millions

Scientists fear that improper fuel extraction at Lake Kivu in Africa could trigger a massive release of carbon dioxide from its depths, potentially suffocating the two million people living on its shore. The lake lying on the border between Rwanda

World will need 70 percent more food by 2050

World food production must increase by 70 percent by 2050, to nourish a human population then likely to be 9.1 billion, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation forecast Wednesday. “FAO is cautiously optimistic about the world’s potential to feed itself

Australian Dust storm hampers fire fighters in Queensland

A MASSIVE dust storm engulfing southern Queensland has led to health concerns, traffic and airport delays, cancelled horse racing and delivered a blow to firefighting efforts. Water-bombing helicopters were temporarily suspended this afternoon as the skies turned dusty orange. Drivers

Estonia, Poland win back pollution permits in EU court

A top European court annulled Wednesday an EU attempt to limit the amount of greenhouse gases that Estonia and Poland can let heavy industry emit. The court ruled that the EU’s executive arm, the European Commission, had overstepped its authority

Sydney Dust Storm – Special Report

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Video Report: A strange red dust cloud has blown in to Sydney Australia leaving the city looking like a Martian landscape.

US pushes G20 to cut fuel subsidies

The United States is pushing key developing and developed nations to agree on a plan to phase out subsidies for fossil fuel industries blamed for global warming, the White House said. The plan is part of efforts to combat climate

Storing CO2 in soil should be on U.N. agenda: Al Gore

Developing emissions markets to encourage farmers in poor countries to store more carbon dioxide in soil should be a key topic on the U.N. climate talks agenda, global warming activist Al Gore said. “I think that soil carbon conservation and