REUTERS The number of disasters, such as floods and heatwaves, driven by climate change have increased fivefold over the past 50 years, killing more than 2 million people and costing $3.64 trillion in total losses, a U.N. agency said on Wednesday...
REUTERS Air pollution is likely to reduce the life expectancy of about 40% of Indians by more than nine years, according to a report released by a U.S. research group on Wednesday. More than 480 million people living in the vast swathes of cent..
REUTERS Scientists last month set foot on a tiny island off the coast of Greenland which they say is the world's northernmost point of land and was revealed by shifting pack ice. The discovery comes as a battle is looming among Ar..
REUTERS Faced with the loss of 35 hives to the invasive Asian hornet, French beekeeper Denis Jaffré knew he had to act quickly to save his bees. Asian hornets have no natural predators and can eat through an entire hive in a few hours. T..
CNN The ferries that once shuttled tourists to and from the little islets in Iran's Lake Urmia sit rusty, unable to move, on what is rapidly becoming a salt plain. Just two decades ago, Urmia was the Middle East's biggest la..
Experts say Taiwan can no longer rely on typhoons and heavy rain to supply water and must find alternatives. Taipei, Taiwan – Every year on May 8, the Japanese engineer Hatta Yochi is honoured as a deity for overseeing the construction ..
REUTERS A punishing, decade-long drought in Chile has gone from bad to worse due to a scorching July, a month which typically brings midwinter weather showering the capital Santiago in rain and snow. But a lack of precipitation this year has le..
REUTERS In four decades of climate negotiations, the world has focused intensely and exclusively on the most abundant climate-warming gas: carbon dioxide. This year, scientists are urging a focus on another potent greenhouse gas – methane..
REUTERS Calling for "massive" pressure to fight climate change after Monday's dire report by a U.N. science panel, activist Greta Thunberg said she plans to go to this year’s global climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, afte..
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