Tag Archives: Climate Change

Scientists Warn Of Water Woes

Demand for water in agriculture and energy production could spike in the coming decades while catastrophic floods and droughts strike more often, a water conference in Canada is to hear this week. “At unpredictable times, too much water will arrive

Fisheries Will Collapse by 2035

Pacific island fisheries face collapse in the next 25 years as overfishing, population growth and climate change threaten one of the region’s main economic resources, a study warned Wednesday. The report, published by the Noumea-based Secretariat of the Pacific Community,

Climate raises NZ Beef prices

Prices for New Zealand beef farmers are being boosted by global events from droughts in Argentina to bans on exporting wheat from Russia. Beef shipments from Argentina for the first seven months of this year fell by about half to

Australia PM offers ‘cash for clunkers’ climate policy

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Saturday pledged 400 million dollars (360 million US) to take old cars off the road and vowed to impose tougher fuel standards as part of her election policy on climate change. Gillard, who is seeking

200,000 killed in Haiti quake, says premier

More than 200,000 people were killed in the January 12 earthquake that hit Haiti, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said yesterday. Mr Bellerive said 300,000 people were injured in the disaster, including 4,000 amputees. Previous estimates from the Haitian government had

Cyber fraudsters attack EU’s carbon trading system

Online fraudsters have carried out a “widepread” cyber attack on the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the EU commission said Thursday, promising a security review. The scam involved fake emails asking users of the carbon trading registries to log

Earthquakes continue to rumble at Yellowstone

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GOLDEN – For three weeks, 9NEWS has been telling you about earthquakes under Yellowstone National Park. It is one of the most intense quake swarms ever recorded in the park’s history and it still shows no sign of slowing down.

Australia: Monckton blasts unconstitutional ETS

Visiting British climate change commentator Christopher Monckton has attacked the Federal Government’s emissions trading scheme (ETS), arguing part of it is unconstitutional. Lord Monckton is using a speaking tour of Australia to question the need for countries to cut carbon

Britain Faces Food Crisis As Soil Vanishes

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British farming soil could run out within 60 years, leading to a catastrophic food crisis and drastically higher prices for consumers, scientists warn. Fertile soil is being lost faster than it can be replenished and will eventually lead to the

Philippines hit with high food prices due to India drought

The Philippines, the world’s largest rice importer, said Thursday it feared global food prices would spike this year as India suffers its worst drought in nearly four decades. “There’s been a big drought in India which affected half of her