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Climate-fueled flooding to imperil 300 million by 2050

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:39 PM

Destructive storm surges fueled by increasingly powerful cyclones and rising seas will hit Asia hardest, according to scientists

Humanity's emissions '100 times greater' than volcanoes

Oct 02, 2019 - 2:04 PM

The Deep Carbon Observatory finds manmade carbon dioxide emissions drastically outstrip the contribution of volcanoes to current warming rates

66 countries vow carbon neutrality by 2050 – U.N.

Sep 23, 2019 - 9:06 PM

'The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win,' says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

PROTEST. Environmental activists gather to protest to shut down the city during global climate action week on September 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Some 60 world leaders convene on Monday for a UN summit on 'climate emergency' aimed at reinvigorating the faltering Paris agreement. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

China data centers set to consume more power than Australia – report

Sep 10, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Research finds nearly three-quarters of the electricity used by data centers in China was sourced from coal in 2018, emitting 99 million tonnes of carbon emissions.

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Britain adopts 2050 net zero emissions target

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Energy and Clean Growth Minister Chris Skidmore signs an order paper enacting the legislation after it passes both houses of parliament without a vote earlier this week

415.26 parts per million: CO2 levels hit historic high

May 14, 2019 - 1:15 AM

It is also the first time on record that the Mauna Loa Observatory measured a daily baseline of CO2 above 415 parts per million

The cold will inherit the Earth

May 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It is not 'wealthy country warming' that is happening, but global warming. We all live in a planet that has been warming.

2018 spike in energy demand spells climate trouble – IEA

Mar 26, 2019 - 10:11 AM

Double-digit growth in solar and wind power generation is still not fast enough to meet soaring electricity demand which also pushed up the use of coal

2018 top science stories: Rhino skeleton, climate change, and Lego heads

Dec 28, 2018 - 2:00 PM

As we wrap up 2018, the Mind Movers of the Mind Museum write about some of this year's most important science stories

CO2 emissions up 2.7%, world 'off course' to curb warming

Dec 06, 2018 - 8:49 AM

Research shows rapid deployment of solar and wind power, along with gains in energy efficiency, have been outpaced by growth in demand for freight, personal transport, shipping, and aviation

CO2 emissions to rise in 2018 – IEA chief

Oct 18, 2018 - 3:54 PM

The energy sector accounts for 80% of global CO2 emissions, with most of the rest caused by deforestation and agriculture

There is no such thing as forever – even with rice

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We can diversify a lot more when it comes to what we should eat

Aiming for zero: cities, companies ramp up climate goals

Sep 14, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Jointly organized by California governor Jerry Brown and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, the 3-day gathering is a showcase for initiatives, big and small, to reduce humanity's carbon footprint

GLOBAL CONCERN. A mockup of a planet earth is displayed at the Rheinaue park during the COP23 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. File photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP

Natural gas and renewables are a perfect match in cutting carbon emissions

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:37 PM

In the transition to clean energy, natural gas fills in where renewables fall short.

Scott Morrison sworn in as new Australian PM after bitter coup

Aug 24, 2018 - 10:55 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Morrison, an ally of deposed leader Malcolm Turnbull, wins a party vote 45-40

OATH-TAKING. New Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison takes part in an oath-taking ceremony to become the nation's new leader at Government House in Canberra on August 24, 2018. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

[OPINION] Tax carbon emitters, use new revenue for health care

Aug 23, 2018 - 8:57 AM

Will our lawmakers seize this golden opportunity or will they resign us to a future of unintended consequences?

Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of world's poor at risk

Jun 16, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Few people would associate fossil fuel combustion and deforestation with the nutritional content of rice, but our research clearly shows one way in which emitting fossil fuels could worsen world hunger challenges

FARMING. Rice farmer in Longsheng, China. kevincure, CC BY

NASA program to track greenhouse gas is canceled

May 11, 2018 - 1:00 PM

'Now, President Donald Trump's administration has quietly killed the CMS,' a report says, describing the move as the latest in a 'broad attack on climate science' mounted by the White House

[OPINION] Climate change and PH seas: Unlocking blue carbon solutions

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Addressing climate change lies in ensuring the well-being of our people and making sure that they have the capacity to survive and thrive in these trying times

With carbon pricing, Train Law can help reduce pollution

Feb 28, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Historically, when we burn coal or use petroleum products, we generally do not pay for the actual price of the carbon emissions brought about by these fossil fuels

Singapore to impose carbon tax from 2019

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:25 PM

The tax will be levied on all facilities producing 25,000 tons or more of greenhouse gas emissions a year

SINGAPORE. A picture shows the skyline of Singapore's financial district across the Singapore River in the early morning of August 10, 2011. File photo by Simin Wang/AFP

Cracking discovery: Japan scientist uses egg white for clean energy

Feb 15, 2018 - 6:28 PM

The new method 'brings us closer to our ultimate goal of producing hydrogen from water,' Osaka City Universtiy professor Yusuke Yamada says

Binge-Worthy: Death is not the end

Feb 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM

'Altered Carbon' is beholden to the noir and cyberpunk conventions that came before it. The constant brooding, the oppressive urbanization – it’s all here.

1.5ºC climate goal 'very unlikely' but doable – draft UN report

Jan 13, 2018 - 9:37 AM

'There is a very high risk that under current emissions trajectories, and current national pledges, global warming will exceed 1.5ºC above preindustrial levels,' says the 1,000-page report prepared by hundreds of scientists

WATCH: Inside the world and technology of Netflix's 'Altered Carbon'

Dec 20, 2017 - 10:18 AM

The cast of 'Altered Carbon' explains what goes on in Richard K. Morgan's dystopian world

'ALTERED CARBON.' Joel Kinnaman lives again with Takeshi Kovacs' consciousness, after being put on ice after his death. Photo courtesy of Netflix

IN PHOTOS: Greenpeace lauds CHR probe into carbon emitters

Dec 12, 2017 - 9:41 PM

Greenpeace Southeast Asia praises the Commission on Human Rights' planned public hearings on a petition filed against the world's largest investor-owned fossil fuel and cement producer

PETITIONERS. Members of petitioning organizations and communities as well as other supporters listen to the speaker during the vigil program outside the CHR. Photo by Geric Cruz/Greenpeace

CHR to start public hearings on petition vs top carbon emitters in 2018

Dec 12, 2017 - 2:50 PM

'No other case has been filed anywhere in the world trying to establish a nexus between human rights and climate change,' says Commissioner Roberto Cadiz

EU to cut car emissions to meet climate targets

Nov 09, 2017 - 7:44 AM

The proposal has to be approved by the 28 member states and the European Parliament

ON THE ROAD. Cars drive on the Peripherique in Paris on December 8, 2016. Jacques Demarthon/AFP

Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits record high – UN

Oct 30, 2017 - 6:59 PM

The report also said that the last time Earth experienced similar CO2 concentration rates was 3 to 5 million years ago, when the sea level was up to 20 meters higher than now

EMISSIONS. The report also says that the last time Earth experienced similar CO2 concentration rates was 3 to 5 million years ago. Image from Shutterstock.

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, October 9-15, 2017

Oct 15, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Must-watch videos from this week

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Lolita Carbon

Oct 10, 2017 - 8:37 PM

The legendary Lolita Carbon of Asin is performing on Rappler Live Jam!

Global warming reduces protein in key crops – study

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Researchers say they still don t understand how or why carbon dioxide emissions sap protein and other nutrients from plants but the mystery is one that could have devastating consequences across the globe

TOP CROP. A harvester works in a field of wheat near the southern village of Trud, Bulgaria on July 5, 2016. Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

Top 4 ways to shrink your carbon footprint are often overlooked

Jul 12, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Those of us who want to step forward on climate need to know how our actions can have the greatest possible impact

2020 deadline to avert climate catastrophe – experts

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:10 AM

The authors call on leaders set to gather at the G20 summit in Hamburg Germany on July 7 8 to highlight 2020 as a make or break point for taking action

BONE DRY. An Indian shepherd walks on the dry bed of a river at Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, some 55 kilometers from Hyderabad on May 30, 2017, in the southern Indian state of Telangana. Noah Seelam/AFP

Top economists urge 'strong carbon price' in climate fight

May 29, 2017 - 11:10 PM

Countries should set a target of reaching 40 to 80 per ton of CO2 by 2020 and of 50 to 100 per ton by 2030 economists say

WATCH: PH's climate czar tries carbon footprint calculator

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:00 PM

See the level of emissions and the number of trees Secretary Vernice Victorio s household needs to plant to offset it

#ClimateActionPH: How we calculated your household’s carbon emissions

Mar 09, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Here’s the explanation on how we got the values in the Household carbon footprint interactive page

#ClimateActionPH: Household carbon footprint calculator

Mar 08, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Compute your monthly footprint in three key areas: energy consumption, transportation, and waste

#ClimateActionPH Calendar: How you can cut your carbon footprint

Jan 19, 2017 - 6:11 PM

What can you do to cut your carbon footprint?

Surging methane emissions imperil climate goals

Dec 12, 2016 - 3:50 PM

After rising slowly from 2000 to 2006 the concentration of methane in the air climbed 10 times more quickly the following decade a study reveals

A methane extraction platform is seen at the Kivu Lake, in Gisenyi, Rwanda on April 17, 2016. Pablo Porciuncula/AFP

COP 22: Energy is PH's 'elephant in the room'

Nov 14, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Environmental lawyer Antonio La Vina says that in order to tackle energy problems in the country there is a need to reduce over dependence on one energy source like coal

CO2 emissions level off, still too high to save climate – report

Nov 14, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Emissions of planet warming carbon dioxide stayed level in 2015 at 36 3 billion tons GtCO2 and are projected to rise only slightly by 0 2 in 2016

This file photo taken February 14 2013 shows shows smokes rising from stacks of a thermal power station in Sofia, Bulgaria. AFP / Dimitar Dilkoff

Climate diplomats push back against Trump victory

Nov 09, 2016 - 6:34 PM

Trump cannot prevent the implementation of the landmark Paris pact inked in the French capital last December says Segolene Royal France s environment minister and outgoing head of the UN climate forum

THE CLIMATE CHANGE FIGHT. French Environment Minister Segolene Royal delivers a speech during the opening session of the COP22 climate talks in Marrakesh on November 7, 2016. Photo by Fadel Senna/ AFP

Déjà vu: Why I am strongly against our signing the Paris climate deal

Nov 06, 2016 - 5:25 PM

The reality is that this is a deal crafted to suit the United States China and other big emitters

Children swim at the sea near houses constructed on the breakwater at Manila Bay on March 14, 2016. Families living beside the shore are vulnerable to storm surges during a typhoon. Former US vice-president Al Gore, who is visiting the Philippines as part of his crusade against climate change, has warned that storms will hit the Philippines with more strength and frequency due to the rising temperature of the atmosphere, leaving the archipelagic nation as one of the most vulnerable to typhoon-spawned waves and rising water levels. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Deeper carbon cuts needed to avoid climate tragedy – UN

Nov 03, 2016 - 8:01 PM

If we don t start taking additional action now beginning with the upcoming climate meeting in Marrakesh we will grieve over the avoidable human tragedy says UNEP head Erik Solheim

ERIK SOLHEIM. Erik Solheim, executive director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), speaks during the official opening of the 28th meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali on October 13, 2016. File photo by Cyril Ndegeya/AFP

Legarda: Why is PH taking its time to ratify Paris climate pact?

Oct 25, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Legarda: We need to ratify the Paris Agreement so that we can access the Green Climate Fund and receive other technical and financial support from developed countries

PARIS AGREEMENT. Senator Loren Legarda says she is certain the Philippines will ratify the Paris Agreement. Legarda file photo by Rappler; File photo of negotiations in Paris from COP21

SONA 2016: Duterte, don’t get caught in the fog of global warming

Jul 31, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Rolly Calalang: Duterte’s lukewarm reception of the climate change agreement is not really out of line

Musika Para sa Bayan: Catch the July 30 gig

Jul 29, 2016 - 1:07 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Artists Tubaw Jana Garcia Datu’s Tribe and the Tres Marias – Cooky Chua Bayang Barrios and Lolita Carbon together with Naliyagan are performing at the 70 s Bistro in Quezon City

Kerry and Duterte discuss Paris climate agreement

Jul 27, 2016 - 6:29 PM

Kerry explains aspects of the Paris climate deal to Duterte who says he is willing to follow the agreement as long as everything is fair says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

COURTESY CALL. President Rodrigo Duterte chats with US Secretary of State John F. Kerry during a courtesy call at the Malacañang Palace on July 27, 2016. Photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

How you can reduce your carbon footprint

Jul 23, 2016 - 7:00 AM

Small but conscious changes in the way we eat live and work can help reduce our carbon emissions