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U.N. climate summit to test world’s resolve to halt warming

19 Sep 2019

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS After a summer of wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he is banking on new pledges from governments and businesses to abandon fossil fuels during a special climate summit in New York on Monday.

Investors turn heat on Big Oil ahead of U.N. climate summit

18 Sep 2019

LONDON Investors managing $15 trillion in assets turned up the heat on oil and gas sector on Wednesday ahead of a United Nations summit in New York aimed at accelerating efforts to fight climate change.

CORRECTED- Investors turn heat on Big Oil ahead of U.N. climate summit

18 Sep 2019

LONDON, Sept 18 Investors managing $15 trillion in assets turned up the heat on oil and gas sector on Wednesday ahead of a United Nations summit in New York aimed at accelerating efforts to fight climate change.

Mother Earth's MeToo moment: English town joins campaign for 'nature's rights'

10 Sep 2019

FROME, England Nobody knows exactly how ancient masons, wielding chisels made from deer antlers, managed to build Stonehenge, the standing circle that has enchanted southern England for thousands of years.

BP unveils measures to battle methane leaks

10 Sep 2019

LONDON BP is introducing continuous monitoring of methane leaks at new oil and gas projects using drones and surveillance cameras, in a bid to cut emissions of the potent greenhouse gas to near zero.

'Punch in the gut' as scientists find micro plastic in Arctic ice

15 Aug 2019

LONDON Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the planet. | Video

'Punch in the gut' as scientists find micro plastic in Arctic ice

15 Aug 2019

LONDON Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a U.S.-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the planet. | Video

An Arctic 'miracle': Icebreaker salvages lost recordings of Beluga whales

02 Aug 2019

KIRUNA, Sweden A year-long recording of the songs of Beluga whales has been salvaged from the Arctic after the crew of a Swedish icebreaker chanced upon a research buoy adrift in hazardous pack ice. | Video

Think the heatwave was bad? Climate already hitting key tipping points

28 Jul 2019

It was an odd title for a comedy night, but British stand-up Carl Donnelly turned out to have chosen an environmental theme with impeccable timing.

Global warming dwarfs climate variations of past 2,000 years - study

24 Jul 2019

LONDON Earth's rapid warming in the late 20th century was far more widespread than any temperature variations during the previous 2,000 years, according to a study published on Wednesday that shows how profoundly humans have altered the climate. | Video

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