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Greenhouse gas emissions rise Analyses & Assessments

Greenhouse gas emissions rise

Greenhouse gas emissions worldwide are growing at an accelerating pace this year, researchers said Wednesday, putting the world on track to face some of the most severe consequences of global warming…

EU Aims for Climate Neutrality Analyses & Assessments

EU Aims for Climate Neutrality

The European Union says it is aiming to become the first major economy to go "climate neutral" by 2050, and has set out a plan to help its members make large cuts in emissions. The EU says the move…

Climate change comes at a cost Analyses & Assessments

Climate change comes at a cost

A federal government report has warned that Climate change could cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars and result in the deaths every year by the end of the century unless there is a shift to…

Africa hosting Sustainable Blue Economy conference Analyses & Assessments

Africa hosting Sustainable Blue Economy conference

Africa is hosting a historic conference that has to do with environmental protection. The first ever Sustainable Blue Conference is being held Kenyan capital, Nairobi. According to the World Bank,…

Earth’s Ozone layer healing says UN Analyses & Assessments

Earth’s Ozone layer healing says UN

Earth’s protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said. The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s.…

Toxic air suffocating New Delhi Analyses & Assessments

Toxic air suffocating New Delhi

Asia’s largest economy, China, has long had a reputation for smoggy skies. But these days, neighbouring India is fighting a far bigger battle with pollution: The South Asian country is home to the…

Australia refuses to let go of coal Analyses & Assessments

Australia refuses to let go of coal

The Australian government has backed the use of coal power, despite recommendations by the UN’S Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to phase it out by 2050. Coal is mined in most provinces of…

UN reports warns of global climate crisis Analyses & Assessments

UN reports warns of global climate crisis

U.N. report on global warming carries life-or-death warning but pessimists doubt likelihood of change. Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change…

Air Pollution Correlated with Dementia Analyses & Assessments

Air Pollution Correlated with Dementia

A recent British study finds that living in areas with a high concentration of air pollution is associated with an increased risk of a diagnosis of dementia among older adults. The World Health…

Hurricane Florence sparks US exodus Analyses & Assessments

Hurricane Florence sparks US exodus

Hurricane Florence continues to strengthen after reaching Category 4 status early today. Currently, the behemoth is barrelling toward the south-eastern U.S. coast, where forecasters expect a life-…

Climate action is beneficial  Analyses & Assessments

Climate action is beneficial

Climate action could add $26 trillion to world economy, but investment in sustainable technology is critical. Adherence to the Paris Agreement guidelines is a must for positive climate action.…

Hungry for more Analyses & Assessments

Hungry for more

China’s growing hunger for wheat pushes global reserves to crisis levels, as heat waves and droughts hit harvests. Global warming or climate change is the increase in the average temperature of the…

Beijing clear the air Analyses & Assessments

Beijing clear the air

Massive anti-smog campaign pays off as clear skies to appear over the capital city. China experienced a series of economic reforms in the 1980s which opened up the economy and ramped up growth. For…

2018: fourth hottest year Analyses & Assessments

2018: fourth hottest year

Heatwaves across the world are resulting in casualties and reduced crop yields. Global warming or Climate change is the increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system largely…

Australia: land of drought Analyses & Assessments

Australia: land of drought

Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has warned that the country has become a "land of drought" as he announced further measures to help stricken farmers. Australia, officially the…

Trump lifts pesticide ban Analyses & Assessments

Trump lifts pesticide ban

The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides. The ban was linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of…

Heat waves to affect South Asia : MIT Analyses & Assessments

Heat waves to affect South Asia : MIT

South Asia, home to one fifth of the world population, could see humid heat rise to unsurvivable levels by the centurys end if nothing is done to halt global warming, according to a study published…

 Penguin population shrinks by 90% Analyses & Assessments

Penguin population shrinks by 90%

Research suggests that, since the 1980s, the world's largest king penguin colony has shrunk nearly 90%. Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change…

Greek PM Assumes Responsibility for Wildfire Analyses & Assessments

Greek PM Assumes Responsibility for Wildfire

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has taken political responsibility on Friday for the deadliest wildfire in the country in a decade. Experts have warned that the disorderly construction of homes…

Biodiversity Collapse: earlier than expected Analyses & Assessments

Biodiversity Collapse: earlier than expected

The world's tropics face immediate biodiversity collapse unless drastic steps are taken, according to a new study. The study suggests environmental issues are even worse than previously thought..