Cancun: Weird Underwater Protest

Video Report: Environmental activists carry out an underwater protest at the Cancun climate change summit to highlight the risk climate change poses to those living in coastal areas.

Fresh Hopes for Cancun Climate Deal

The Cancun climate talks are showing signs of making headway and repairing some of the damage that resulted from the acrimonious Copenhagen meeting last December. High-level talks involving environment ministers and world leaders are underway and are expected to prove

Methane Blast Kills 26 China Miners

A methane explosion in a coal mine in China has killed 26 workers officials have confirmed. A total of 46 workers were in the mine in Henan province’s Mianchi county when the gas explosion occurred late on Tuesday (local time),

6.1 Quake Hits Mindano, No Tsunami

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of the southern Philippines, the US Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of damage and a tsunami warning was not issued. The quake struck at sea at 2:47pm (local

Waste Pollutes Adriatic Coast

A Montenegrin beach on the Adriatic coast has been left covered in plastic bottles, medical waste and parts from household appliances, an environmental group said Tuesday. The waste was carried to the beach by the Bojana river which forms a

300 Spend Night on Abandoned Train

Hundreds of rail commuters have spent a miserable night aboard an abandoned train, an operator said. Three hundred passengers were stuck at Three Bridges station in West Sussex after a series of line failures.

Hundreds Stranded by Heavy Snow

Hundreds of cars have been stranded on snowbound roads for a second night as temperatures plunged towards minus 20C. Drivers across central Scotland were forced to abandon their vehicles after the worst wintry weather for several decades brought the country’s

Round Up: Blizzards, Floods and Fire

Video Report: Europe is experiencing some wild weather from flooding to snow to a wildfire.

Col. Bodies Pulled From Mudslide

Relatives have sobbed as rescue workers have recovered bodies from a mudslide in northwestern Colombia. More than 100 people are still missing after weeks of heavy rain across the Andean nation caused the natural disaster.

Mexico Hailed, others Blamed

Mexico’s deft hosting of U.N. climate talks is raising the stakes for nations with hard-line positions — such as Japan and Bolivia — since they risk getting more blame if the meeting fails, analysts say. At the 2009 Copenhagen climate

Melting Glaciers Bring Flood Threat

Residents of the Himalayas and other mountain areas face a “tough and unpredictable future” as global warming melts glaciers and threatens worse floods and water loss, officials said during U.N. climate talks on Tuesday. A study said that glaciers in

Peasants Protest at Cancun

Thousands of leftist activists and Mexican peasants took to the streets Tuesday of the beach resort of Cancun to protest against the climate accord being negotiated by more than 190 countries. Waving rainbow and green flags, the demonstrators beat drums

Haiti Cholera Death Toll Tops 2,000

More than 2,000 people have died from Haiti’s cholera outbreak and almost 90,000 cases have been recorded, the latest health ministry figures show. More than six weeks after Haiti’s first cholera outbreak in more than a century erupted in late

Obama Committed to Climate Goals

President Barack Obama is determined to meet US commitments to cut down on carbon emissions despite an election rout at home, his energy secretary told climate negotiations on Monday. Obama pledged at last year’s Copenhagen conference that the United States

Hundreds Stuck On Iced-Up Roads

Hundreds of drivers have been stranded overnight as the “worst snow and ice since the 1960s” continues to grip Britain. Scotland has been bearing the brunt of the icy gridlock as temperatures as low as -18C and a foot of

Big Guns Arrive at Cancun Talks

The climate change meeting in Cancun is entering the high-level stage, with heads of state and environment ministers arriving in the holiday city. Despite the lacklustre results from Copenhagen a year ago, negotiators are at pains to stress Cancun will