Edition:
United Kingdom

Alister Doyle Environment Correspondent

Exclusive: Global warming set to exceed 1.5°C, slow growth - U.N. draft

14 Jun 2018

OSLO Global warming is on course to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement by around 2040, threatening economic growth, according to a draft report that is the U.N.'s starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change.

EXCLUSIVE-Warming set to exceed 1.5°C, slow economic growth -UN draft

14 Jun 2018

OSLO, June 14 Global warming is set to exceed the most stringent goal set in the Paris agreement 'by around 2040' on current trends, threatening economic growth, according to a draft U.N. report that is the starkest warning yet of the risks of climate change.

Antarctic thaw quickens, trillions of tonnes of ice raise sea levels

13 Jun 2018

OSLO An accelerating thaw of Antarctica has pushed up world sea levels by almost a centimetre since the early 1990s in a risk for coasts from Pacific islands to Florida, an international team of scientists said on Thursday. | Video

Logjam for Paris climate 'rule book' as end-2018 deadline looms

10 May 2018

BONN, Germany Governments made slow progress on a "rule book" for a global climate accord after two weeks of talks ending on Thursday and agreed to a new round of negotiations to break a diplomatic logjam before a year-end deadline for a deal.

Logjam for Paris climate 'rule book' as end-2018 deadline looms

10 May 2018

BONN, Germany Governments made slow progress on a "rule book" for a global climate accord after two weeks of talks ending on Thursday and agreed to a new round of negotiations to break a diplomatic logjam before a year-end deadline for a deal.

Obama-era architect of climate accord seeks to keep it on track

10 May 2018

BONN, Germany A U.S. architect of the Paris climate accord under ex-President Barack Obama has been working to bolster the pact at global talks in Germany, reckoning it matches long-term U.S. interests despite U.S. President Donald Trump plans to pull out.

Booming tourism emits 8 percent of greenhouse gases, study shows

07 May 2018

BONN, Germany Tourism is responsible for a twelfth of world greenhouse gas emissions, and a vacation boom is complicating a global drive to slow climate change, scientists said on Monday.

As its wealth fund goes green, Norway's firms struggle to keep up

05 Mar 2018

OSLO Many Norwegian companies lag high standards for reporting their impact on the environment that the Nordic nation's $1 trillion wealth fund is championing abroad in 2018.

'Wacky' weather makes Arctic warmer than parts of Europe

27 Feb 2018

OSLO A freak warming around the North Pole is sending a blast of Arctic cold over Europe in a sign of "wacky" weather that may happen more often with man-made global warming, scientists said on Monday. | Video

Earth sweltered again in 2017: hottest year without an El Nino

18 Jan 2018

OSLO Last year was the second or third warmest on record behind 2016, and the hottest without an extra dose of heat caused by an El Niño event in the Pacific Ocean, the United Nations said on Thursday.

World News