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Maldives tells U.N. climate talks: ‘We are not prepared to die’

Posted on: December 14th, 2018 | No Comments
  The Maldives will do all in its power to keep “our heads above water”, the head of its delegation at U.N. climate talks, Mohamed Nasheed, said on Thursday (December 13) in...

Curbing climate change could save millions of lives – WHO

Posted on: December 6th, 2018 | No Comments
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday (December 5) that mitigating climate change would save millions of lives at a global level. According to WHO, exposure to pollution results in seven...

Climate disasters cause global economic losses to soar, UN says

Posted on: October 11th, 2018 | No Comments
  From 1998 to 2017 direct economic losses from natural disasters totaled $2.9 trillion, of which 77 percent was due to extreme weather that is intensifying as the world warms,...

Germany must do more to stop climate change, experts say

Posted on: October 9th, 2018 | No Comments
  Keeping the Earth’s temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius means making rapid, unprecedented changes in the way people use energy to eat, travel and live or we risk even...

Manhattan-sized glacier breaks off into Greenland seas

Posted on: September 20th, 2018 | No Comments
  A portion of the Helheim Glacier in Greenland broke off, creating multiple icebergs in footage taken by Reuters in June of 2018. The process of forming icebergs from glaciers...

Bigger wildfires seen to hit California due to climate change

Posted on: April 25th, 2018 | No Comments
  The Center for Climate Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has warned of larger and more destructive wildfires to hit the state in the coming years...

PH switches off for Earth Hour 2018

Posted on: March 26th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — For 11 consecutive years, the Philippines has once again participated in the symbolic Earth Hour. It is an annual event that encourages millions of people across the globe...

Pagasa’s new mobile app seen to help farmers

Posted on: March 23rd, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Farmers are among the most affected by climate change. This has prompted the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) to develop an application called “Payong Pagasa”...

Pristine Antarctic waters under threat from many fronts

Posted on: March 22nd, 2018 | No Comments
Greenpeace scientists are gathering data in the Antarctic to preserve the pristine waters of the Antarctic, where penguins frolic, glaciers plunge into the sea and icebergs float through the waters...

Sea level rise is accelerating — study

Posted on: February 15th, 2018 | No Comments
A report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer-reviewed US journal said that the past annual rate of sea level rise about three millimeters or...